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After Hurricane Irene

First of all, to all those who suffered damage or injury during Hurricane Irene, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope things get back to normal for you soon!

I hope you all had a fine Labor Day weekend. We had fairly nice weather along the shore and spent lots of time out of doors savoring the last “official” weekend of summer.

Hurricane Irene took its bite out of the towns I visited this weekend. Lots of erosion and sand pushed up beyond where it normally is. The dunes in Bradley Beach and Ocean Grove held up and seemed to have kept the waters from the boardwalk areas. Belmar, Avon-by-the-Sea and Asbury Park, where the waters rose up quite a distance, seem to have already gotten things back in shape for the big Labor Day weekend.

Here are some photos of what things looked like. The water was relatively clear and not too cold. Shells up on shore, but not as many as you would expect. I did pick up some nice bits and pieces that I plan on using to create some memory boxes to giveaway to you guys. I am going to get to work on them as soon as I finish up some writing deadlines.

Anyway, here are the photos of the Jersey Shore this weekend! If you can’t see the slideshow below, you can click here or use this link:
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Guilty Pleasure Monday – John Schneider

First of all, many thanks to all who sent their wishes for a safe passage of Hurricane Irene. My town was spared much damage and we are in relatively good shape. No bus or rail service from this area, so hoping it is back up and running tomorrow.

Also hope that all those without power get it back real soon! I’ve got just a few pictures of some minor damage in my area and my flooded yard at the Facebook Fan Page.

Anyway, the enforced stay-at-home had me doing some writing and watching some television. One program about celebrity ghost encounters caught my eye as did John Schneider who was on the show. He was talking about a three-year old brother who died before he was born, but with whom he had a rather odd connection.

Even at 51, John looked really good and his story was interesting. I did some other checking in on John, who became a household name playing Bo on DUKES OF HAZZARD. Turns out that John is also one of the co-founders of the Children’s Miracle Network.

John has been doing a lot of work lately, with appearances on SMALLVILLE and HOT IN CLEVELAND. So here goes with this morning’s Guilty Pleasure John Schneider!