Archive for 'First Words'

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 [...]

Basking in the glow of newfound celebrity

Basking in the glow of newfound celebrity

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Her face was familiar, but she didn’t know any of us at all. “I just saw a Kardashian!” someone in the crowd said. “Where!?!” her friend said. “Well, I [...]

Talking Chris Evert onto a trampoline

Talking Chris Evert onto a trampoline

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine We began our interview with Chris Evert for this issue by reminding her that we’d met before. She’d had a house full of busy kids back then – ages [...]

Where Every Body Knows Your Name

Where Every Body Knows Your Name

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I don’t believe in ghosts. “So you’re staying up at the Hotel Henry?’’ the Uber driver said at the airport in Buffalo, N.Y. “You know it’s haunted?” “Haunted?” I [...]