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The Endless Bummer – Part III

Author's note: This is the third installment of a multi-part series. For an optimal reader experience, read the introduction, Part I, and Part II first. Subsequent installments will post daily. We took turns showering, the kids and Melinda going ahead of me so I could make sure the sand they brought back from the beach... Continue Reading →

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The Endless Bummer – Part II

Author's note: This is the second installment of a multi-part series. For an optimal reader experience, read the introduction and Part I first. Subsequent installments will post daily. The luggage unpacked and the restless natives sufficiently quelled, we put on our suits and headed for the beach. Despite its limited utility, one of the smarter... Continue Reading →

The Endless Bummer – Part I

Author's note: This is the first installment of a multi-part series. For an optimal reader experience, read the introduction first. Subsequent installments will post daily. DAY ONEOn the big day, Melinda and I packed the car with the necessary beach provisions. Packing for any type of excursion is an exercise in blind anticipation, where you... Continue Reading →

Coming Soon: The Endless Bummer

“The boardwalk bewitches us with lost scents and sounds, reminders of why we went in the first place: to belong, to escape, to watch the parade, to feast, to fall in love.”- James Lillefors “No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.”- Elbert Hubbard If you grew up... Continue Reading →

Top 5: Summer Soundtrack

Each year, I wrap up the school year and head into summer. But summer break for me doesn’t mean days lounging by the community pool or exotic vacations to beachside towns; it means work. Work on the house, work entertaining the kids, work at the brewery. How I long for those lazy days of unstructured... Continue Reading →

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