The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 3

Chapter 3 Just Down The Road If you asked most people who worked at AFF (Allied Fragrance and Flavor) what went on in the basement of section two, they would probably say something about a classified research grant. A small number would say “top secret” and a select few would simply ask for your identification…… Continue reading The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 3

The Last Fishing Trip

“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions of hope.”    John Buchan Fishing is an imperfect art form. Tides can be predicted years in advance, but they are not perfect.  Just as often, the weather is imperfect at sea and you learn…… Continue reading The Last Fishing Trip

The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 2

Chapter 2 The Ghosts You Know Coming down Main Street in Keyport, old homes of noble pedigree stand alongside more modest recently renovated two-family dwellings. Evening lights begin to come on and glow, creating safe pockets of light on the porches and within the houses. It is a charming place. The trees are old, thick…… Continue reading The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 2

The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 1

“The Ghosts of Magic Beach” by Jim Shaffer “The Ghosts of Magic Beach” is a work of fiction. ALL CHARACTERS AND REFERENCES TO ALL FACTS ARE A PRODUCT OF THE AUTHOR’S IMAGINATION. All rights reserved WINK AND NOD PRODUCTIONS 2017.  Prologue- The Summer Before Tom’s daily observations, on strolls during writing breaks along the small beach behind…… Continue reading The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 1

Brooklyn Bridge Park- Up From Waterfront’s Ashes

A once rundown section of Brooklyn’s storied waterfront with dilapidated piers and empty lots has been transformed into one of New York City’s most interesting parks. Brooklyn Bridge Park includes a manmade green belt, saltwater marshlands, state of the art public sports facilities, several great dining options, a pool, a picnic section with grills for use and…… Continue reading Brooklyn Bridge Park- Up From Waterfront’s Ashes

A Most Bizarre Lunch at Felix

Felix is the kind of old school New York place that we need to survive. The unpretentious cuisine is very high quality and the casual atmosphere is inviting. It just feels good. I found myself here again this past Monday afternoon. Many European ex-pats like this place and this afternoon I heard French, German and Italian…… Continue reading A Most Bizarre Lunch at Felix