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 →

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 →

Fishing With My Brothers

Excerpts from "A Life Near Water" by Jim Shaffer. ©2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED “Angling is somewhat like poetry, men are to be born so…” Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler (1653) The fickle nature of the the sea has brought surprising joy and tangible fear into my life down through my fishing years. Like any good relationship,... Continue Reading →

New York City Through Native Eyes

"...as I walk those familiarly choked streets at dusk and see the old women sitting in front of the tenements, past and present become each other's faces; I am back where I began." "A Walker In The City" Alfred Kazin, 1978 I have left my shoe leather over thousands of miles of city streets throughout the five boroughs in... Continue Reading →

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