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Rolling Chairs

September 13, 2021

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I recently saw a reference to rolling chairs. I haven’t thought about those chairs in decades. They were a fixture of my walks on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, back in the 60s and 70s. They were wicker, had wheels, and many were pushed manually. Most of the riders were, through my young eyes, older […]

Small Lifeboat of Big Dreams

September 17, 2017

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In 1989, Hurricane Hugo took a break from its path of major destruction to pick up a random, little lifeboat and deposit it just off Rt 171 on Folly Beach, at the southern end of James Island in Charleston, SC. Some believe that the boat had been used as a coast guard lifeboat during WW […]

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit

May 15, 2012

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Let’s start off with the following disclaimer: The title of this post is about as likely to occur as being asked by George Clooney to an all-you-can eat chocolate festival. Writing a piece about the horrors of swimsuit shopping is about as unique as writing about dieting.  And, like dieting, it’s doomed to get really boring. […]

Anna Maria Island: The Beach. The Beauty. The BLTs.

January 30, 2012

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Don’t go looking for the Denny’s Seniors Specials on Anna Maria Island.  Anna Maria is located 10 miles north of Sarasota on Florida’s Gulf Coast.  Years ago, when the rest of Florida got the message about condos, high rises, chain restaurants, and mouse paraphernalia, Anna Maria was entirely too busy picking sand out between her toes […]