Archive for 'First Words'

Looking for a greatest generation in our own

Looking for a greatest generation in our own

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Two weeks before coronavirus shut down Saturday Night Live, guest host John Mulaney stood before America and worried about our dads. “What’s going on with them?” he said. “Why [...]

What we’ll remember of the 2020 vintage

What we’ll remember of the 2020 vintage

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I wonder what people will make of this year. “I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing; how the sun was shining; [...]

The good life, rediscovered

The good life, rediscovered

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I try not to think about what we are missing. I wash my hands. Wait at home. Wear a mask when I’m not. And try not to think about [...]

The creature discomforts of home

The creature discomforts of home

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I hear it before I see it. “You’ve got to see this,” my wife says, downstairs. “See what?” I say, upstairs. “You’ve got to see this,” she says. I [...]

Our current experiment with virtual reality will not replace real thing | Commentary

Our current experiment with virtual reality will not replace real thing | Commentary

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I don’t mean to brag, but I have been to a grocery store. And to an art gallery. And to a wine cave, long before Pete Buttigieg made it [...]

The seat of luxury in a time of coronavirus

The seat of luxury in a time of coronavirus

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I’d like to say that it was my idea to install a bidet in our home. I’d like to say I foresaw a time people would stand in line [...]

Looking for answers in the faces of forebears

Looking for answers in the faces of forebears

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine These are some of my people – uncles, aunts, grandparents, great grandparents – and my dad, down in front on the left. The photo was shot in Kansas City, [...]

Our life in pictures, and the ones left behind

Our life in pictures, and the ones left behind

By Mark Gauert City & Shore PRIME The book sat on my grandfather’s shelf, then at the bottom of a closet in my parents’ house, then, finally, in a Hefty bag in my garage. I was [...]

Where all our roads lead to agreement

Where all our roads lead to agreement

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Ask people what they enjoy most about life in South Florida, and no two answers are alike. We’ve been posing the question – along with 14 others – to [...]

What I didn’t know then about the Super Bowl

What I didn’t know then about the Super Bowl

By Mark Gauert  City & Shore Magazine Broadway Joe Namath and I had two things in common: We were both at the Super Bowl on Jan. 12, 1969, in Miami. And we both didn’t understand what [...]