There are not enough words to express the devastation and sense of loss I feel watching the Seaside Heights Boardwalk burn. Less than one year ago, the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy left destruction and sadness. We banded together to be stronger than the storm and had a wonderful summer reliving old and making new memories on the restored boardwalk. Now, the flames destroyed a large part of the boardwalk, ruined more than 20 businesses, and took out Funtown Pier. How will we come back from this? Can we rebuild? I hope so. For now, please send love and prayers to the residents and business owners of Seaside Heights. Thank you, first responders, for trying to save and ultimately containing the blaze.
Summer is coming to an end and in a strike of irony, I feel the need to start cutting back my cheating in anticipation of autumn’s approach. While most people are going crazy to maintain their summer beach bodies and eating less, my summer is defined by cheat days down at the boardwalk indulging in all that is fried and covered in cheese.