The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund was launched by Governor Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie to raise funds and resources to help New Jersey families impacted by the devastation of the storm. Limited edition, while supplies last! Men’s shirts in Navy, Black or White – Sizes S-2XL – $20 Ladies Tees in Black – Sizes S-XL – $20 I reposted this (with a little editing) from The Asbury Park Boardwalk’s post on Facebook. This is certainly keeping it local! Though I…Continue Reading “This Is What We Are Made Of”

Though Sandy has come and gone, and left a trail of devastation behind, I’m going to write about Hurricane Sandy: Before the Deluge. We started getting warning many days in advance. A storm was coming like no other seen before. What started as a tropical storm eventually became a full blown hurricane. Nothing out of the ordinary. What was extraordinary? The prediction of landfall on the NY, NJ coast and how far inland it might come, because of a host of odd weather fronts that…Continue Reading “Hurricane Sandy: Before The Deluge”

What A Difference A Week Makes

It’s true! What a difference a week makes … or two. In my last post I talked about being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes again. Since then I was forced to start watching more closely how much food was traveling through my pie hole. It was a wakeup call, to say the least. And to say the most, it was one of the best things to happen to me. Not so much the diabetes, but the ensuing life changes that I needed to make. They…Continue Reading “What A Difference A Week Makes!”

Asbury Park NJ

It’s memorial day weekend. It’s cold and it’s gray in Seattle. Forecast? Rain! Rain! Rain! Go figure! I always have to remind myself. Joe. There are other parts of the world where the forecast is … sun, sun, sun & fun, fun, fun! Like. Wait for it. Asbury Park, NJ! ; ) Asbury Park, NJ? Really? Yeah … really! We have history. We have rapport. Though we’ve been estranged, we’re not irreconcilable. I’ve paid my dues in purgatory. Now I want my reborn “city in…Continue Reading “Trading Places: Destination Asbury Park, NJ”

3 musketeers

Should I stay … or should I go. It was the question I asked before the fateful trip. The Asbury excursion. The one to reunite the three. In my heart I was waiting for this moment. I couldn’t be in attendance last year. But this year I WANTED to be there. I hadn’t seen any of them since the mid-nineteen-eighties. For argument’s sake and our love of round numbers I’ll call it twenty-five. Had it been that long? Maybe. Maybe more. Even our collective (failing)…Continue Reading “The 3 Musketeers – Asbury Park, NJ 2010 – The Story Continues”