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Paul Goldfinger photograph. Asbury Park at The Rising.


In 2004, a photography project was developed called America 24/7.  More than 5,000  professional, amateur, and student photographers set about to “go out and shoot digital pictures that tell us about your life, your community, your state, and your country. ”  Each state had a book published.

“More than a million images were taken for the project, and the best were selected by 36 of the nation’s leading photo editors.”   The quotes here are from the book which was published in 2004.

New Jersey 24/7 wound up with 540 images “adding up to a panoramic view of  life across the Garden State.” The editors of the New Jersey book were Rick Smolan and David Elliot Cohen from the New York Times.  They said the book contained “extraordinary images of one week in New Jersey.”

The photograph that was chosen for the book’s cover was my image of  lifeguards on the beach in Asbury Park on July 30, 2002 at the debut of Springsteen’s new album The Rising.

I used to walk over to Asbury Park from the Grove, and in those days, the beachfront was deserted, and there were concerns about crime.

But for the Springsteen event, the producers set up the beach as if it were a thriving resort.  There was live music and large crowds.   I went down on the beach where the Morning Show was being broadcast with Katy Couric who was being interviewed while standing in the surf while hot lights illuminated her.

Here is a link to the article on Blogfinger in 2013 which  I posted using the same photograph and a few others taken that July day.  There is a song from the album.

Blogfinger report on The Rising July 2002

Another Blogfinger photograph was chosen for the book, and that was a shot of Tent Village in Ocean Grove.


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN.  From his album The Rising:


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7/25/21 Paul Goldfinger photos. OG boardwalk.   Click to enlarge. ©


Rear view mirror. OG boards 7/25/21. ©





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Jogging under the influence of a digital risk. Is she texting?  Get out of her way.     OG. 7/25/21 Blogfinger photo.



LOUIE RAMIREZ    From the soundtrack of the movie Chef:


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Ocean Grove pier.  She enjoys the sea whispers.  “Hello, Charles Pierre?  I can hear you.   I can hear Kenny Vance, too”     Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©   7/25/21



CAPTION CONTEST:  Win a signed Jack Bredin print.  Submit a caption for this photo


#1 Stephen Goldfinger  (not eligible for a prize):  “She’s always on her shell phone.”






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From deep within
this hollow
the sea whispers
along a tight
passing its secrets
through my ear
CALYPSO MUSIC .  The London Symphony   From the film score of The Rake

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The McConnell family is visiting from San Francisco. Photos and story by Lee Morgan. 7/24/21


Summer vacationers from points North.  One helper mixes work with fun. ATTENTION FLYING SAND!   It’s a shame these kids cannot enjoy that “Surfers’ Beach” swimming.

The CMA/Neptune can reserve an entire beach for surfers, but they can’t reserve a parking space for a tax paying resident!



THE URI CAINE ENSEMBLE  with “The Castle Walk.”  The Castle Walk was a ragtime dance popular in the early 20thcentury.


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Chicken peppadew. Eileen Goldfinger photo. 2016. Blogfinger.net

Chicken peppadew. Eileen Goldfinger photo. 2016. Blogfinger.net


By Eileen Goldfinger, Food Editor @Blogfinger.


3 skinless and boneless chicken breasts

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

15 small black pitted olives, sliced

15 peppadews, sliced

1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth

1/4 cup  marinara sauce

1/4 cup searing flour

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

10 basil leaves

2 tablespoons of butter or margarine

1/2 lemon juiced

1/4 cup white wine


Cut chicken into 1 1/2 inch pieces and sprinkle with searing flour.

Heat oil in a 12 inch nonstick fry pan.

Add chicken pieces and brown on both sides.

Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

Slowly add chicken broth to pan and scrape up any brown bits stuck to bottom of pan.

Add margarine and wine; then stir. Sauce should be getting thicker and developing a creamy consistency.

Add peppadews, 5 basil leaves, olives, marinara sauce, and black pepper.

Cook for 10 minutes and stir.

Add chicken pieces and lemon juice, and stir, covering chicken pieces with sauce.

Add remaining basil leaves.

Simmer until chicken is heated and cooked through. (Approximately 10 minutes.)  If sauce is too thick, add a little more broth.

If the sauce is too thin, cook uncovered until sauce thickens

Serve over fettuccine or linguini (1/2 pound.)

Serves 2.


* Peppadew  is a sweet mildly spicy form of pepper from South Africa.  It gives a sense of “mild heat.”  Buy it in a jar or at the Wegmans olive bar.











ELAINE STRITCH:   From Sondheim’s Company.    ‘Here’s to the Ladies Who Lunch.”


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NEW ORLEANS — Good news, men: you may be able to decrease your risk for prostate cancer by ejaculating — frequently, according to research presented here at American Urological Association 2015 Annual Meeting.

The frothy advice is not new but is now backed up by the “strongest evidence to date” on the subject, according to lead author Jennifer Rider, ScD, MPH, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

Medscape link


Blogfinger medical commentary:   By Paul Goldfinger, MD.

This is a bit out of range for my professional credentials.  But, finally medical science may have found a pleasant way to prevent cancer.  All the other ways require some sacrifice like avoiding ice cream and hot pastrami.  I would love to get a Blogfinger interview with Jennifer Rider.


THE MOUND CITY BLUE BLOWERS   (no, not blue ballers)  It sounds like there is a kazoo solo there.  Kazoos are  historic instruments in OG.

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Central Park. Paul Goldfinger © Tri-X Collection.


Despite the efforts of New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, the horse drawn carriages remain a nostalgic icon of Old New York, still clop clop clopping around town.


Ocean Grove had it for awhile a few years ago, but that treat has vanished.


CAST OF GUYS AND DOLLS, 1992 EDITION.   “Fugue For Tinhorns.”


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Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©. Ocean Grove. One day in May,  2018.  Click to enlarge.







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