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The Few, The Proud, The Beach

Like just about everything else the high school football season was interrupted by Hurricane Sandy and is trying to get back to normal, whatever that means. 

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Cliff Baker
Cliff Baker (Facebook)
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The Meaning Of Thanksgiving In A Post-Sandy World

Thanksgiving is a week from tomorrow and it will probably take on a new meaning in the wake of recent developments. 

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Ruth Hawfield sits next to her cot in a Red Cross evacuation shelter set up in the gymnRuth Hawfield sits next to her cot in a Red Cross evacuation shelter set up in the gymnasium of Toms River High School North asium of Toms River High School
Ruth Hawfield sits next to her cot in a Red Cross evacuation shelter set up in the gymnasium of Toms River High School North. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Moving Past Sandy

It was two weeks today that Superstorm Sandy hit the Jersey Shore as part of her destructive path which has directly impacted the lives of so many while indirectly effecting just about everyone who calls Ocean and Monmouth County home.

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Accident on I-195 during the Nor'easter
Accident on I-195 during the Nor'easter (Chris Swendeman, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Dear Mother Nature…

I have always had great respect for you.  As a matter of fact I rank you among the great “mothers” of all-time. 

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President Barack Obama waves to supporters after his victory speech at McCormick Place in Chicago
President Barack Obama waves to supporters after his victory speech at McCormick Place in Chicago (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Random Thoughts About Election Day

Election Day has come and gone and here are some random thoughts.

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Two generators power the polls at Silver Bay Elementary School in Toms River
Two generators power the polls at Silver Bay Elementary School in Toms River (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Election Day Is Here

We talk often about how most people are apathetic when it comes to politics and voting although in years when there is a Presidential election clearly there is much greater interest. 

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Flood-damaged belongings sit on the side of the road in a Union Beach neighborhood devastated by Superstorm Sandy
Flood-damaged belongings sit on the side of the road in a Union Beach neighborhood devastated by Superstorm Sandy (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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A Week Of Roughing It

Where do I begin on this Monday? 

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Donations brought to Toms River High School North
Donations brought to Toms River High School North (Paul Barnoski)
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Good Comes Shining Through

We are clearly at our best during the worst.  As bad as this week has been for many the good has shone through brightly at times. 

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Children Enjoy Traditional Halloween Pumpkins
Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images
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Happy Halloween!

It’s Halloween and the costumes you see around the shore area today will be a bit different from the past.  Instead of witches and warlocks, skeletons and bumble bees and werewolf’s and Indian maidens you’ll find many in jeans, sweatshirts and boots.  They won’t be saying trick or treat but rather “we need to find another place to live” or “boy what I would give for a hot cup of coffee.”

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Flooding on Long Beach Island near Murphy's Chicken & Egg
Flooding on Long Beach Island near Murphy's Chicken & Egg (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Watching The Worst Fears Become Reality

There are really no words that can be used to sum up what the Jersey Shore has been through over the last few days from the time we realized that our worst fears were about to become a reality. 

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(L-R) Manager Bruce Bochy #15, Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Sabean, MVP Pablo Sandoval #48 and Laurence M. Baer President and Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco Giants poses with the Commissioner's Trophy after Game Four of the World Series
(L-R) Manager Bruce Bochy #15, Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Sabean, MVP Pablo Sandoval #48 and Laurence M. Baer President and Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco Giants poses with the Commissioner's Trophy after Game Four of the World Series. ( Matt Solcum - Pool/Getty Images)
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Nothing Here About Sandy

So what’s there to talk about today?

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Campaign signs in Jackson
Campaign signs in Jackson (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Picking A Leader

Less than two weeks away to Election Day and a good time to see how some men feel about the process of choosing our leader. 

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