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Loxahatchee

Every time you go to the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, at the northernmost part of the Everglades ¬†there’s a very good chance of an alligator meet-and-greet. This is not an every day kind of South Florida encounter, but since there’s water everywhere, it’s never out of the realm of the possible. I’ve […]

Sanibel beach, from sunrise to sunset

Figure this. I live ten minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. And always have, growing up on Long Island. When I was a kid every summer was about saltwater and seaweed and sand in my sandwiches and in my bathing suit. My late teens were spent on the edges, working in a salt marsh and on […]

First Night 2013

Walking the last few hours of 2012, and the first few minutes of 2013, at Atlantic Avenue’s First Night… with some very tall people, and little ones, (I’m pretty sure this was supposed to be noodles as giant tinker toys, but turned into one enormous noodle fight)… on a bubble-wrap side street, with bubble-filled air. […]

Alone

Walking in a place empty of people carries with it so much more than it should, don’t you think? You go there to be alone, to think, or to try not to think, to get away from crowded malls, from tweets, emails, tv, and all of the things that you have to do. But take […]

Sandy

The sea looks lovely and idyllic and picturesque in this photo, but keep in mind, in its normal form here it’s flat and placid and aqua blue. A cartoon blue with little paint strokes of white, the tide patting the beach the way your grandmother might pat your shoulder when you’re sleepy and sunburned. It’s […]