Archive for 'First Words'

My checkered past, before ‘Queen’s Gambit’

My checkered past, before ‘Queen’s Gambit’

by Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine We all have stories about chess. Even if we don’t play the game. The teacher who tried to get us interested in chess because it might help us with [...]

Stories we could tell about stories we tell

Stories we could tell about stories we tell

By Mark Gauert City & Shore 20th Anniversary Issue I was tired of the bugs. Tired of them flitting around my head. Tired of slapping them away from my face and eyes and mouth. Tired of [...]

Exactly 700 words on the editor’s letter

Exactly 700 words on the editor’s letter

By Mark Gauert City & Shore 20th Anniversary Issue I didn’t want to write an editor’s letter for the magazine. I know most editors do write letters for their magazines. I knew by not writing an editor’s [...]

City & Shore interview turns tables on editor

City & Shore interview turns tables on editor

By Greg Carannante City & Shore 20th Anniversary Issue It’s no secret the past 20 years have been a time of great change for newspapers and magazines. Though often for the better, City & Shore has changed [...]

How the pandemic grinch stole my gift list

How the pandemic grinch stole my gift list

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine All I wanted a year ago was a Lamborghini. You know, a simple gift. Oh, sure, a trip to Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys would have been [...]

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 [...]