People my age, I think, tend not to champion the present day’s feel-good, trophy-for-everyone philosophy

What is that saying about Florida? The farther north you go, the more south it is (or vice versa)?

Dogs have had a big place in my life since I was a child

Clams, plowed from the sand by the waves, ended up on the beach in long rills

A boon companion

I started watching for “a-ha” moments that would evoke a past I once knew, and there they were

I may not be very intelligent, but I know what kicking butt is

Dark ribs like jagged tea-stained teeth showed as the waves receded, then disappeared as they surged again

The Ladies Special train

A Reuben sandwich: corned beef, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese, on grilled rye