What an emotional roller coaster of a week, and a paradoxical one at that. It is quite a week of new beginnings, both intentional and unexpected, for so many. There’s the happiness of graduations and the sadness of immense loss. There are those spouting judgment and those calling for compassion. There are the helpers and the hinderers. I am trying to wrap my head around the state of so-called society and civilization we all live in, and I have not liked most of what I have seen this week. I believe it’s time to put the human back in humanity, and instead of just saying that as an empty phrase, I’m working out an idea that might help. Somebody’s got to do something, and while my idea might be small, perhaps it will be the push many of us need to overcome the negativity and just be there with each other and for each other, sans judgment and shaming. More to come…
This weekend’s roundup of links has a beach/shore/summer feel to it, as it’s finally my favorite time of year and we all need a bit of a mental escape right about now. Enjoy and please check back often as I will be posting more now that summer is here…
Ten Beach Commandments: 2016 Edition – by Kevin Williams of Townsquare Media.
NJ Dad: Here’s Why I Hope My Kids Summer Vacation Is Boring – great read by Brian Donohue
The Ultimate NJ Summer Bucket List – from NJ.com. Great ideas but the site is a little wonky.
Sea Scallop Fishing Off the NJ Coast Thriving – short video from NJTV on one of the Viking Village vessels showing how scallops get from the ocean onto your dinner plate.
Stingrays in Tampa Bay – what a wonderful sight!
The Surfer Alone at Sea: A Tale of Love and Perseverance – by Joao Salgado, posted by The Inertia
The Ultimate Jersey Shore Beach Guide – by NJ Monthly
and don’t forget…
Until next time,