Archive for 'First Words'

Answers to 15th Anniversary Trivia Challenge

Answers to 15th Anniversary Trivia Challenge

 Editor’s note: We challenged readers in January to test their knowledge of City & Shore Magazine’s first 15 years in our 15th Anniversary Trivia Challenge. The correct answers are: 1. Fill in the blank with the [...]

My favorite stories: Editor & Publisher picks

My favorite stories: Editor & Publisher picks

By Mark Gauert I asked everybody else for this special anniversary issue to write about their favorite story from the past 15 years of City & Shore Magazine. But I can’t say what my favorite story [...]

The editor’s letter: Joie to the world 

The editor’s letter: Joie to the world 

By Mark Gauert I remembered the moment I heard the news. In line for coffee at Starbucks down the street from my office. Just like the morning before. Just like the years of mornings before that. [...]

Explaining Peter Frampton to younger staff

Explaining Peter Frampton to younger staff

By Mark Gauert PRIME Magazine I’m talking up the cover story on Peter Frampton this month at a staff meeting with younger staff. “Peter … who?” the younger staff says. “Frampton,” I say. “Peter Frampton.” Stares. [...]

Eye of the iPhoner

Eye of the iPhoner

I am artistically challenged. My mom paints. So does my sister. It makes me happy to hear their happiness when someone admires one of their works of art, or even buys it. My mom and my [...]

A chilling South Florida Halloween tale

A chilling South Florida Halloween tale

By Mark Gauert I will now attempt to explain the inexplicable, only-in-South Florida kind of Halloween mystery you see here in this actual, unretouched iPhone photo from the darkest recesses of my freezer. You might want to [...]

Straight out of contemplation at Naples maze

Straight out of contemplation at Naples maze

By Mark Gauert I like to try new things. “You should try the labyrinth,” the attendant at the Naples Grande Spa says. “People love it.” The labyrinth? I’d come to this spa on the far side [...]

May all roads lead to unforgettable places

May all roads lead to unforgettable places

By Mark Gauert Two roads diverged ahead in dark woods in North Florida. I took the one so less traveled, I started to wonder if it was even a road. “I remember the time I took [...]

A walk on the wild side at NSU gallery of art

A walk on the wild side at NSU gallery of art

By Mark Gauert They’re still out there. The elephant on a watercolor plain. The Bengal tiger on a grassland of oil on linen. The leatherback sea turtle scrambling an acrylic beach toward a bright light ahead. [...]

The manual stick shift is slipping into sunset

The manual stick shift is slipping into sunset

By Mark Gauert When I was a senior in high school, my father dangled the keys to his candy-apple red Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce. The same car Dustin Hoffman got as a gift from his parents [...]