Have you ever walked (or driven, or whatever) past something regularly, on your normal route somewhere? It's easy enough to do. I do it all the time. When it catches my eye the first time, I'll think to myself, "Oh cool. I'll need to go check that out." And invariably I forget until the next … Continue reading Finding something off the beaten track…on the beaten track
Charles Bukowski once wrote a poem called Nirvana. I discovered it many years ago via Tom Waits reading it on his Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Saints album. I don't know what it is about this poem - but I've listened to Waits' recording over and over again, and like to pretend I've found some piece of it a … Continue reading Did you notice the magic?
By now, you might have noticed something: I love Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I am infatuated. I am smitten. I have been for as long as I remember. With a few exceptions, I've gone to Rehoboth every summer since I was born. (And clearly, recently I've been going there in colder months, too. I just can't.get.enough.) … Continue reading Memory and Travel
The Cameron brothers are two of the smiliest, friendliest guys you'll meet in town. Their passion and their zen are enviable and infectious. Their passion (and their zen) is comfort food. Ginger-haired (and often ginger-whiskered) Hari runs the kitchen at a(muse); his younger brother Orion, with nearly-waist-length brown dreadlocks, is usually found bouncing around one … Continue reading A (Culinary) Tale of Two Brothers
It sounds counterintuitive to head to a town historically billed as “the nation’s summer capital” when it’s too cold to enjoy the surf, but Rehoboth Beach’s winter charm is undeniable. The town is increasingly populated post-Labor Day; there is more than enough to see, do, and eat to make an off-season extended weekend of it. … Continue reading Rehoboth Beach’s Best Kept Secret: The Off-Season