Monday’s Seaside Motivation

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world, Today I am wise, so I am changing myself ~ Rumi Finding wisdom in a Wildwood sunset, December 2019

Flashback Friday Feature: Movie Days Gone By

A story awaits just beyond the horizon Wildwood, NJ Winter 2019 The holidays of 2011 were, as previously reported, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close for our party-going cast, which included a Prime Minister (who finally let down her hair) one serious government official (unofficially celebrating the season), odd fraternal twins, a zookeeper and some colorful…

Letter from Santa by the Sea

Santa Kicks Back at the Beach Originally Published in the Sun by the Sea….print and online at: http://www.sunbythesea.com Dear Friends, Fans and Gift Seekers, Well, for once I decided to take some time off and get away from the hustle and bustle of the toy world. What better place to chill than the shore, which…

Monday’s Seaside Motivation

If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. But the wisest course would be to be present in the present…Gratefully ~Maya Angelou Living gratefully in the present moment in Wildwood, NJ December 2019

December’s Seaside To Do List

The Snowman-inspired Ferris Wheel Shines Brightly over Wildwood, NJ December 2019 Drive along the Beach Excel at Gift Wrapping Create the Perfect Beach-Themed Tree Escape Reality Courtesy of a Christmas Movie Marathon (Griswolds, anyone?) Make Time to Visit Santa! Bake Cookies for Loved Ones Embrace the Magic of the Season Realize how Wonderful Life Really…

Flashback Friday Feature: Movie Days Gone By

Following a Scenic, Storytelling Path in Wildwood, NJ December 2019 The Holidays of 2010 proved to be Unstoppable, as well as entertaining,  as Gulliver Traveled to a sweet seaside town (near everyone with an imagination). Settling in for a long, movie nap, and being the larger-than-life storyteller he came to be, he enjoyed his time…

Letters to Santa by the Sea

Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling. ~Edna Ferber Originally Published in the Sun by the Sea…print and online at: http://www.sunbythesea.com  Feeling in need of a bit of Christmas magic and wondering what to include on your All-Important Wish List? Are there certain rules to follow, like should it be in alphabetical order or order…

Monday’s Seaside Motivation

Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming ~Alice Walker Enjoying the present moment in Wildwood, NJ December 2019

Flashback Friday Feature: Movie Days Gone By

The Ultimate Show Begins in Wildwood, NJ December 2019 It’s the year 2009, and our Trip Back in Movie Time Tour finds Sherlock Holmes partnered with Santa Claus to find the perfect gift for, among others, Scrooge (who’s so hard to buy for!),  two Morgans and three Chipmunks (who, fortunately, were not at all Complicated…

It’s a Dog’s Seaside Life

Reflections from the Desk of Arthur, Resident Canine Expert Wildwood, NJ Winter 2020 Originally Published in the Sun by the Sea…Holiday 2008 edition…print and online at: http://www.sunbythesea.com Like most excited pups, my letter to Santa Clause was “North Pole” ready before summer breezed its final goodbye. Thankfully, I’ve been particularly good this year (really, ask…