Keeping the ‘Garden’ in ‘Garden State’

Today is a weird day.  I feel thankful, blessed, guilty and angry all at the same time.  It is the year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.  I rent an apartment on one of the Barrier Islands in New Jersey - a small shore town 3 miles long - called Sea Bright. One year ago today I [...]

Filling an Empty Page

“A writer is a person with the courage to fill an empty page,” Chris Satullo told a group of concerned citizens, including myself, in one of the conference rooms at Ocean County College a few Saturdays ago.  I had found myself in a breakout session at the first of three events in a series organized [...]

How to Help Restore the Shore

Through all of the destruction and heartbreak caused by Super storm Sandy, I hope that we learn to respect nature's boundaries.  Sandy has brought an opportunity to rebuild smartly and stop over building in  floodplains.  The storm has also shown the value of wetlands and their ability to store and absorb rainwater.  I hope that [...]