Archive for 'First Words'

Learning the value of a small coin, traveling in a time of COVID

Learning the value of a small coin, traveling in a time of COVID

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Someday we may look back on the troubles we had traveling in a time of COVID, and smile. But not today. “I’m sorry,” the counter agent at Lynden Pindling [...]

Cabin fever dreams – the editor’s letter

Cabin fever dreams – the editor’s letter

By Mark Gauert City & Shore HOME Issue I don’t know if cabin fever is a real thing. I know people talked like it was when I was a teenager on summer vacations at my grandparents’ cabin [...]

Finding a better way – or knot

Finding a better way – or knot

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine “You know,” the salesman said, watching me on the other side of the shoe-fitting stool, “you’re tying your shoes wrong.” I was at the running store, lacing up a [...]

Finding light in the darkest night

Finding light in the darkest night

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine A young friend who grew up in a country far from here, in a place glowing with city light at night, had never been able to see the Milky [...]

To the best of times, live and in person

To the best of times, live and in person

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I’m trying to enjoy the show, about the good people of a small town in Newfoundland who sheltered thousands of airline passengers stranded after the Sept. 11 attacks. I [...]

Machu ado about something in Boca Raton

Machu ado about something in Boca Raton

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine In the room the women come and go, talking of … I don’t know. At least not at first. “Did you see what’s in the case over there?” one [...]

The future of the arts is not what it used to be

The future of the arts is not what it used to be

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine On the eve of the 21st century, just months from Jan. 1, 2001, we asked our arts writers to predict the future of the arts in South Florida. Here’s [...]

When in Milan, get the risotto – even during a pandemic

When in Milan, get the risotto – even during a pandemic

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Everybody said to get the risotto. Just maybe not now. “You’re going … to Europe?” they said. “I am,” I said. “Now?” they said. “During … a pandemic?” “My [...]

Breaking Bad duo cook up a new product

Breaking Bad duo cook up a new product

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Uber wouldn’t let me book the ride to Miami Beach until I confirmed that I would be wearing a mask. I was. I went through the rest of the [...]

The good, the bad and the unconfirmable

The good, the bad and the unconfirmable

By Mark Gauert City & Shore HOME Issue People ask, “What is a chimenea?” I’m ready with an answer. “A chimenea is a freestanding front-loading fireplace or oven with a bulbous body and usually a vertical smoke vent [...]