Greetings from Asbury Park

Though Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore it made a lot of us native New Jerseyans reconsider the role that the shore has played in so many of our lives. The different stages of my life are partially colored by what my favorite beach town was in any given period.

One spinning wheel on Keanesburg’s Boardwalk paid winners in their choice of Rock and Roll albums. I won several LPs by the Young Rascals that way and in 1969 I got to see them live at the Asbury Park Convention Center, still one of the highlights of my life.

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