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Stokes. By Paul Goldfinger ©


RUFUS WAINWRIGHT    (Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall.)


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Barra de Navidad, Mexico. 1988. Award winning photograph © Paul Goldfinger

Barra de Navidad, Mexico. 1988. Award winning photograph © Paul Goldfinger

This image  (scanned from the published print) won the Pfizer Labs Calendar contest for 1987-88—–I was Miss August.  The calendars were distributed around the world.   I won six times, the most for any physician.  After that I gave up color for the world of black and white photography;  returning to color only after seeing the results on-line and starting Blogfinger in 2009.

As a member of the visiting faculty at the University of Guadalajara Medical School, Eileen, the 2 boys, and I got to spend a weekend at Barra de Navidad, a non-touristy farming and fishing community on the Gulf, in the State of Jalisco, near the school. This door caught my eye while walking down a dirt street.

Below is the “blurb” that was part of the calendar.  There was one for each of the 12 winners.  I was a bit more rotund back then.

From the Pfizer Labs calendar 1988.

From the Pfizer Labs calendar



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Seaside Heights, NJ. 2013. By Paul Goldfinger

Seaside Heights, NJ. 2013. By Paul Goldfinger. click to enlarge.  This Jersey Shore town has a long tradition of youthful summer romance.

THE McGARRIGLE HOUR with Kate and Anna, and Chaim Tannenbaum, and Lily Lanken.

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Washington Square, NYC. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Washington Square, NYC. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

GATO BARBIEIRI  “Last Tango Girl in Black”  from the film the Last Tango in Paris.


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Upper East Side. August, 2014. NYC Street Series by Paul Goldfinger ©

Upper East Side. August, 2014. NYC Street Series by Paul Goldfinger ©

BETTE MIDLER  from her album   The Girls

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Sandy Hook. October, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net

Sandy Hook. October, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net

EMILE-CLAIRE BARLOW   from her album The Very Thought of You.  “Dream a Little Dream of Me.”  The song, from 1931, was a big hit with the Mamas and the Papas in 1968.

Sandy Hook is very beautiful in the autumn.  Go there—–take Ocean Avenue all the way up for the scenic route.  No admission this time of year, and you can take your dog.

“Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams, whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me”

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Paul Goldfinger © Ocean Grove Tent Village, October,  2018 ©


LeAnn Rimes:

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Chatsworth, New Jersey. Pine Barrens.   Paul Goldfinger ©. Oct. 21, 2018 Blogfinger.net  click to enlarge.


Paul Goldfinger © Cranberry Festival. Oct. 21, 2018. ©  This kid ate too many berries and was rushing to the metal can called Mr. Bob’s on the door.


By Paul Goldfinger at the New Jersey Cranberry Festival.

The food stand on the top photo  had a sign that said, “Shiksabob.”

We wondered about that dish.  Was their word spelling correct for their language, or was this an English misspelling ?

We said it over and over until we figured out that it was a misspelled word:  Let’s try “Shiskabob.”  No–that’s not a word.

Then we said:   “Sishkabob,” but no, that was rejected.

But we finally realized that it was “Shishkabob,” but we tried so many versions that we began speaking gibberish and we seemed to have become fahblunget.   Or farblunget.   Oh, “farblunget” means hopelessly screwed up in Yiddish.

And, last but not least, the correct word (s) is “shish kabob.”   And even though I briefly thought I was having a stroke, we finally became coherent again as we walked to our car.

On the way,  there was a row of toilets at the Cranberry Festival with the name “Mr. Bob’s” on each  door.  A lady came out of one and walked towards me.

I held out my hand and said, “Hi, I’m Mr. Bob, and that will be 50 cents. ”   She laughed and breezed by.  No more Mr. Bob jokes.


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October 2015. Design by Eileen Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net photo.

Ocean Grove. October 2015.  Design  by Eileen Goldfinger. Paul Goldfinger photo.  Fresh cranberries harvested  at Chatsworth, NJ.  Leaves from the Garden State Parkway.  Eileen’s homemade cranberry sauce is  in the center.  Click to enlarge.  © Blogfinger.net


Cranberry bog. nchip.uga.edu

Harvest time.  Cranberry bog. nchip.uga.edu

By Eileen Goldfinger, food editor @Blogfinger and Paul Goldfinger, official taster and photographer  @Blogfinger.

On Oct. 20 and 21, 2018,  (next weekend) is the 35th Chatsworth Cranberry Festival. It’s fun. Read about it at http://www.cranfest.info.

This is a very crowded event in the Pine Barrens, about an hour from here.  The best bet is to go on Sunday morning early and park along the side of the road.

New Jersey is one of the most important cranberry growing regions in the world with over 3,500 acres devoted to the crop.  In the US, we are second in size to Wisconsin and Massachusetts.  Cranberries are grown in bogs where the soil and water requirements are quite complicated. The harvest is usually complete by the end of October.

In New Jersey, most of the growing occurs in Burlington County, around Chatsworth, where the annual Cranberry Festival will be held this month.


Annual Cranberry Festival. Chatsworth, NJ. Oct. 19, 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Annual Cranberry Festival. Chatsworth, NJ. Oct. 19, 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click left

We go to the Festival  to enjoy this unique cultural event—-Appalachia in Jersey.  Hear bluegrass music and  buy fresh picked cranberries.  Eileen purchases her usual 7 pound box.

In 2015 we were away for the Festival, so we drove to Tabernacle, NJ  ( BF search Tabernacle))  down the road from Chatsworth, one week later,  and visited Russo’s Farm Market where Eileen purchased her supply of cranberries.

She makes fresh cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving and freezes the rest of the berries in small Ziploc portions to use throughout the year.  Fresh cranberries can be purchased at Wegmans and Delicious Orchards.

Fresh cranberries from New Jersey. Photo design by Eileen Goldfinger. Background is a 1950's dish cloth. PG photo ©

2013  photo design by Eileen Goldfinger. Background is a 1950’s dish cloth. PG photo ©. Left click to enlarge.

Below is Eileen’s recipe for homemade cranberry sauce.   It’s a treat for your company on Thanksgiving, so don’t get bogged down with that gelatinous canned stuff.


1 cup of water

1 cup sugar

2 cups fresh cranberries

1 orange, peeled and diced

1 tablespoon orange zest

1/8 cup Grand Marnier (optional)


Mix sugar and water in a medium sauce pan.

Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar.

Add cranberries and bring to a boil; then reduce the heat and gently boil for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat.

Cool to room temperature.

Add diced orange and zest and Grand Marnier.


Makes approx. 2 cups of cranberry sauce. In general, if used as a condiment, it will serve about 4 people.

BETTE MIDLER   You can’t hurry cranberry sauce or love.

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Eileen.    Photographer unknown.



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