Getting my palm read by the famous Madam Marie

Many years ago, when I was 18-years old, I had my palm read by the famous Madam Marie. Well, technically her grand-daughter, who had also taken on the same name. Marie Castello was a psychic reader in who worked in Asbury Park, NY from 1932 until she passed in 2008. Her tiny boardwalk booth isContinue reading “Getting my palm read by the famous Madam Marie”

Mother Mermaid

[Part I] Conquest of the Mystifying Mermaid // [Part II] The Mermaid Ball // [Part III] To Be a Mermaid Fuchsia slept on the beach that night. And when she woke up, she was ready for new adventure. It was time to give up on her quest of becoming a mermaid again. Guilt had turnedContinue reading “Mother Mermaid”

Ocean Grove // Asbury Park 2019

It was another dazzling summer at Ocean Grove with the family. Filled with a mix of age-old, somewhat recent, and brand new traditions. There were multiple Playa Bowl meals. I’m torn between the coconut bowls and the green bowls — equally delicious. A lot of people like the dragon fruit. There was the second annualContinue reading “Ocean Grove // Asbury Park 2019”