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Central Park. By Paul Goldfinger ©

If you eat all the blueberries in that bag you will regain your memory, your energy and your libido.   (Penny wins the caption contest)   Re-post. Paul Goldfinger photo.



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Paul Goldfinger video.  Watch it carefully and play the music as you watch.  Hit the music button first and then hit the video button.

This Spring Lake home is on Morris Avenue, near that beautiful downtown.  Spring Lake is a real town, with no mega events, no parking issues, a strong sense of community, and a government that represents the citizens.

There are 3 churches there.




BRUNO MARS  “When I Was Your Man.”



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Allenhurst, NJ.    Paul Goldfinger photo ©. Autumn, 2018.  Click to enlarge


SARA BAREILLES    “She Used to be Mine” from the Broadway show Waitress.  Composer Sara Bareilles.

“She is messy, but she’s kind
She is lonely most of the time
She is all of this mixed up and baked in a beautiful pie
She is gone, but she used to be mine.”


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The First United Methodist Church (1886) at the corner of Lareine and Madison Avenues in Bradley Beach. Paul Goldfinger photograph. October, 2015. © The wing shown below is visible along the right edge of the building.

The First United Methodist Church (1886) at the corner of Lareine and Madison Avenues in Bradley Beach. There is no sign outside.  Paul Goldfinger photograph. October, 2015. © The wing shown below is visible along the right edge of the building.

Paul Goldfinger photo. October 4, 2015. © Blogfinger.net

This is a wing of the church on Madison Avenue.  We don’t know what its function is, but now you almost know the rest of the story.  Paul Goldfinger photos. 2015 ©


James Bradley, the founder of Asbury Park who was also a pioneer in OG and Bradley Beach. Paul Goldfinger photo Feb 7, 2016.

This is James Bradley, the founder of Asbury Park, who was also a pioneer in OG and Bradley Beach. Paul Goldfinger photo Feb 7, 2016. This is at the foot of Sunset Park, with James facing the Paramount Theatre.   ©

James Bradley, a wealthy businessman from New York, founded Asbury Park. He was an admirer of Ocean Grove and bought the first lot from the Camp Meeting in 1870. He liked the area so much that he purchased 500 acres south of Fletcher Lake along the ocean.  That land became Bradley Beach.

In 1886 he dismantled an Asbury Park Dutch Reformed church and somehow brought it to Bradley Beach and created the First United Methodist Church.  As many of you Grovers know, if you bike or walk in this area, you can discover many neat things.  Stephen Goldfinger came upon this landmark during a walk last week. He was following Pennsylvania Avenue into BB where it became Madison Ave.    We went over to check it out and “found” this beautiful historic church.

—Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO.  “It’s Not Exactly a Sonata—-For Renata.”

From their album Claire de Lune:

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Paul Goldfinger ©. September 2019.  Click to enlarge. Deal, NJ. Click to enlarge.


Geo George is the winner of our “name that Jersey Shore town contest.”  This snazzy color scheme is a bit unusual for Deal.

THE NIGHTHAWKS  “Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails:


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Literary giants and literary girls out for coffee at Barnes and Noble.   No, the mural does not depict a scene from Woody’s Midnight in Paris.  But those literary figures on the mural  are reminiscent of that film.


By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor  Blogfinger.net


Hemingway said:  “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”

Joyce said,  “His heart danced upon her movements like a cork upon a tide. He heard what her eyes said to him from beneath their cowl and knew that in some dim past, whether in life or revery, he had heard their tale before.”


ALEXANDER DESPLAT——   from the movie Julie and Julia     “Leaving Paris.”


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Paul Goldfinger photo. 11/18 ©  Torat-El is a conservative synagogue on Monmouth Road near Deal Rd. in Oakhurst.The building dates back to 1976. Kevin Chambers was the first to identify this structure.


“Architects may come and
Architects may go and
Never change your point of view
When I run dry
I stop awhile and think of you.”


SIMON AND GARFUNKEL  “So Long Frank Lloyd Wright.”


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January. 2016. Jersey Shore town. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Looking towards Sunset Ave.—-one of the most beautiful places in A. Park.  Feb 1, 2016.  Paul Goldfinger photo ©



WE did a “name that town” contest in 2016. That explains the comments.


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A scene from Ozark*.  What is wrong with this image photographed from the TV video?

Janice Chandler of Ocean Grove is the winner saying that the Xray shows “dextrocardia” which is a congenital anomaly where the heart is positioned on the right side instead of the left.  It is an anatomic finding, but the heart works normally.

It is often diagnosed by a chest x-ray, but an old school physician, like me, might diagnose it on the physical exam, but doctors of this era, who sometimes don’t know which end of a stethoscope to put in their ears, would surely miss it without an imaging device.

However, the contest was to say what is wrong with the photo, and if the X-ray were a case of dextrocardia, it would look like that, but I wouldn’t call it something “wrong.”

But her answer is the closest.  My diagnosis is that some dopey junior TV producer hung a normal X-ray backwards.

So congratulations to Janice who is so brilliant because she is an RN who worked with me back in the day.

She wins a Jack Bredin print of “Flag Day” which is perfect because we are in a time when we need all the patriotism that we can get.

And:   Janice contacted us to say, “Wow! Good for me! Thank you Paul. I also suspected that the film was backwards, but thought you would get a kick out of the dextrocardia guess! In all my years in practice, I saw only a single case.”

This topic reminds me of when I saw a case of situs inversus where all the organs are reversed, such as the liver which is on the left instead of the right.  I was an intern, and a genius resident at Mt. Sinai told me how to diagnose situs inversus without laying a hand on the patient, but it only works on a genetic male. (XY)

You have the patient stand naked before you and you will notice that the lower testicle is the right one instead of the left.  You can impress your friends with that “pearl.”   In medicine, a pearl is a bit of knowledge.


*Ozark is a powerful series that was made in 2017 and is now available on Netflix.


Buena Vista Social Club:  “Veinte Anos”

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17th century silver Spanish coin. The gold “frame” is not part of the coin. When I wear this coin Eileen says I have the Tony Soprano look. Paul Goldfinger photo.   Side one.

Side 2

By Paul Goldfinger, MD. Editor@Blogfinger.net

The Atocha was loaded with treasure  (gold, silver, jewels and jewelry) when it sunk in a hurricane off Key West in 1622.  The wreck was scattered, and most of the treasure was not found until 1985 by American treasure hunter Mel Fisher, who searched  for years.    Among the loot were rosaries with emeralds–destined for the Vatican, gold carved rings, gold coins and silver coins.

The silver was mined in Peru and rolled into lengths like a tootsie roll that could be cut into coin blanks. Then a wooden form with an engraving on the end was used to hammer the carvings into the silver, much as they did during the Roman Empire. This coin was minted in Potosi, Peru  (now Bolivia)

The coins were shipped in wooden chests.   The wood dissolved leaving an amalgam of silver coins all stuck together.  It was a huge job to separate them while preserving the coin details.

Many people invested in his search, and when the bulk of the riches were found, they received a portion.

I purchased this silver coin from the family of one of the original investors. It is “grade one” which means that much of the detail is preserved.

One side depicts the symbols of the two royal houses of Spain:  the castle and  the lion. It is about  1 1/2 inch in diameter.

The writing has to do with King Phillip III and where the coin was minted.

We have a winner:  Rosemary of Ocean Grove who sends us an interesting account of Mel Fisher:

“It is a compelling story and I continue to be amazed by the tenacity of the Fisher family, they searched for the Atocha for 16 years before finding it, Mel started every day by saying “Today’s the day” and, one day, it was indeed the DAY.  Others had searched for the this vessel but what made the difference is that Mel Fisher sent someone to Spain to research the original 17th century documents which pinpointed the location of wreck in a different area slightly away from where other would be treasure hunters were looking.
“Even after finding it, he litigated for 6 years or so with the State of Florida which tried to claim the treasure.
“The case worked its way up though the Appellate Courts eventually winding up in the Supreme Court which found in favor of Mel Fisher and his investors.  Really a fascinating story.”

Thanks,  Rosemary.

MILES DAVIS AND GIL EVANS.   “The Maids of Cadiz”.  From the Miles Davis album Sketches of Spain.  This album is perhaps his most famous and most beautiful.  Cadiz is a port in southwest Spain which had been the home of the Spanish navy.

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