God Bless Us, Every One

During a ski trip to Vermont, I once saw a foot and a half of snow come down overnight. Not only was the powdery fluff great--a rarity in East Coast skiing, I'm told--but the roads were not too shabby either. Jersey snowstorms are weirdly torturous. Even when we get quite a lot of snow, it's … Continue reading God Bless Us, Every One

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The House on Stilts

I know that houses near rising waters are built on stilts to raise them above flood waters, but I didn't know that when I was six. All I knew was that it was blindingly hot near the beach, and that underside of the beach house was an oasis of shade. My parents, sister, and cousins were vacationing at Beach Haven, on the Jersey shore.