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“We Used to Vacation” and Other Lost Summer Rituals

I headed into the kitchen for my morning coffee, and flicked on the radio.  A song recorded by The Cold War Kids was on, called We Used to Vacation. A great lost summer ritual. In the past week, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Working Artists Enliven Labor Day Weekend

It’s that holiday celebrating American workers–the ones who make the cars and run the hospitals, plus the creative geniuses who draw and write and paint.  We’ve still got plenty of those, even if fewer of us have actual paying jobs. … Continue reading

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Is Independence a Fiction in Bloombergville?

Independence Day is one of those American holidays celebrated with disparate emotions among the populace.  Are you part of the investor class or a wage earner?  Wage earners live for the weekends, particularly the three-day ones.  Those of us who … Continue reading

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It’s Spring–When a Boy’s Thoughts Turn to Baseball (Unless He’s Anthony Weiner)

At this time of year, I always realize how much I miss our family baseball years.  When my son played Little League, for three months straight, our lives were structured by those dates scribbled on a sheet by the coaches. … Continue reading

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“The Long Gray Weather Has Ended…”

God our creator and redeemer, we marvel at the beauty that surrounds us. The long gray weather has ended.  The sky is blue now, the sand is golden and the ocean is a sparkling green. The faces here today are … Continue reading

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One 5K Race, One Parade, One Beer

In the category of “only in Rockaway,” St. Patrick’s Parade Day this year featured a 5k running race on the boardwalk, starting at 9:45 a.m., with an after-party at Connolly’s on Beach 95 Street.  One free Guinness on tap was … Continue reading

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I Love MY Gateway!

Happy Valentine’s Day to my friends, neighbors and family!  These days, non-committed relationships are all the rage, and the terminology we use in our social interactions seems to be focused on mutual fulfillment, supporting one another, and every euphemism in the book as an alternative to … Continue reading

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“Bus Hill” IS Our Mount Snow!

Ok, so we don’t have the long, rolling hills of Prospect Park, and Fort Tilden is no Yellowstone.  But we do have Bus Hill, Rockaway’s version of a slope for ski-boarding and sledding. Wrapped inside the ramps of the Gil … Continue reading

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Round One–NYC Waterfront Advocates Dispute Rockaway’s Claim to “Sixth Borough” Title

I did not attend the waterfront conference in Manhattan yesterday, sponsored by Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance.  For those of us in the contingent work force, that would be rough.  What I earn each week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday pays the rent.  However, the … Continue reading

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Red Hook to GWB or Bust! Hudson River Sloop Clearwater’s 2010 Pumpkin Sail

The group’s tagline is: “Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders.”   You can say that again! Since its maiden voyage in 1969, the 106-foot long Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has welcomed aboard more than half a million young people and hundreds of … Continue reading

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