Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Photo and a Thought for Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Your photo today is the stained-glass window above the north-side entrance door to Our Lady Star of the Sea.

In light of that photo, perhaps a quote from the present leader of our Church is in order...

In his first major interview after the College of Cardinals elected him Pope, Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) was asked:

"Who Is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?"

His response:

“I do not know what might be the most fitting description.... I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.” He continued, “Yes, perhaps I can say that I am a bit astute, that I can adapt to circumstances, but it is also true that I am a bit na├»ve. Yes, but the best summary, the one that comes more from the inside and I feel most true is this: I am a sinner whom the Lord has looked upon.”

Pretty much sums us all up, doesn't it.

Monday, July 20, 2015

A thought and a photo

Thought for the day: The Irish are a fair people; they never speak well of one another.
Samuel Johnson

Photo for the day:

Sunday, March 22, 2015

'twas Twitter killed the beast?

I have a hard time conceding that the Cape May Blog is dead, but facts is facts. I haven't updated much in the last 18 months, and that corresponds to Twitter's emergence. If I have a short blog post in mind, then it makes more sense to tweet it out. Long posts feel indulgent. Plus, maybe 50-100 people look at the average blog post timely. My twitter feed has 2600 followers, and I add several followers every few days.

Google hasn't helped. Its blog templates became increasingly bizarre, with all sorts of formatting issues. I don't have the time to figure out the nuances of Google's blog templates, and don't understand why they became more - not less - complicated over time.

I won't declare the blog dead as perhaps things will change that allow me to get back to this blog. And I will leave the old posts up for all to discover, as I know each day my older posts find a new audience.

But for now, don't look for much on the blog. Look for me updating regularly on Twitter - my handle is @capemayblogger, of course.

I'll meet you further on up the road.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

A brief history of the Delaware Bay - or, how science is hard

A brief history of the Delaware Bay - pressofAtlanticCity.com: PressofAtlanticCity.com

Interesting article, although the ultimate conclusion is either bizarre or the author knows that man is about to break through the age barrier.  The article discusses the slow rise of the oceans - currently 4 mm a year - and says:

The trend does not bode well for bayfront residents. The tide has risen on average almost 6 millimeters per year for 20,000 years. Even at the current rate of 4 millimeters per year, this would add 1 meter, or almost 40 inches, in the next 250 years. Greenhouse gases could make the increase even higher.
So for those bayfront residents planning to live on Delaware Bay 250 years from now, you may want to start planning for those extra 40 inches.  For the rest of us, based on this article at least I think we're okay.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Cape May-Lewes Ferry starts hosting beer dinners

To its credit, the people behind the Cape May-Lewes Ferry has done their darndest recently to really make it a go-to vacation stop, rather than just a convenience when necessary. Here's another example: Cape May-Lewes Ferry starts hosting beer dinners.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Winter-flounder rules / Redraw the map

The Atlantic City Press follows up on the winter flounder/dredging problem in Cape May. To its credit, the paper comes out in favor of common sense, which you can read here: Winter-flounder rules / Redraw the map.

Since the federal government is involved, you can judge for yourself whether common sense will prevail.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The 1st Sunrise of the New Year, Cape May Style

Thanks to John Cooke for sharing the photo on Twitter.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Blood on Cape May City Council

With three new members on the Cape May City Council, those who love Cape May have hopes that the leadership will be open to new ideas. Good article in the Herald HERE, including this summary of the new members:

CAPE MAY – Cape May City welcomed in 2015 with a holiday reorganization of council before a full house of almost 100 residents. In November voters elected three new council members. This represents a potential new majority on a body that in the past year almost always acted unanimously on policy issues and community initiatives.

The first to be sworn was Jerome “Jerry” Inderwies, Jr. who only recently stepped down from his position as the city’s fire chief and who is the son of former Mayor Jerome Inderwies. The former mayor watched as his son took the oath. Inderwies assumed his seat on the council pushing “fresh ideas, positive attitude and teamwork” as the keys to future success.

Beatrice Pessagno was the next member sworn. She also is the daughter of a former mayor, Frank Gauvry who passed away in 2011 and is largely credited with the initial development of the Washington Street Mall. In her comments, Pessagno recalled sitting in the balcony at City Hall as a 15-year-old watching her father argue for the creation of the now-successful mall. Pessagno also accepted appointment as council member on the Business Improvement District Board.

Then Shane Meier was sworn. Meier, who ran twice previously for council and fell just short of election, found the third time the charm. At 28, Meier, by far the youngest member, brings a different generational perspective to the body. Crediting his mother with instilling in him a strong sense of public service at a young age, Meier served on many civic and community boards as he continued to seek election to council. Meier was also appointed council member on the Planning Board.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Three newcomers take office in Cape May - pressofAtlanticCity.com: News

Three newcomers take office in Cape May - pressofAtlanticCity.com: News

A Walk Down Memory Lane for New Year's Day

If you love Cape May, then you love nostalgia. It's probably an unhealthy love that has required a great deal of therapy. Or maybe that's just me.

Anywho, to start the new year and cleanse the palate, let's take a nostalgic walk down memory lane and visit Cape May circa 1941. What's changed? What's the same? A little of both -- click the video to watch and see.

Happy New Year!