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I'm a former Marine and retired NYC Transit Police Detective. I offer a photo journal blog that is mostly about beach life, the wildlife and the semi-wild human denizens of the shore. I find the former can teach much to the latter at


We didn’t go south for the winter but the Polar Vortex did.   You might consider vortexting these shots to your snowbird friends. Let them know what they’re missing and how much […]

A smile in the Light

Re: previous post: We’ve finished distributing the photos I took of the Christmas-lit houses of our hometown, Long Beach, NY. It was not so easy. We’ve learned it’s considerably  more difficult to […]