The View from Your Window


centerville sunset.jpg
(photo credit: Matthew Winters)
This beautiful pic was taken at sunset from a moving car through the front window in Centreville, Maryland – on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay.
— Steve Clemons


6 comments on “The View from Your Window

  1. arthurdecco says:

    Re: PissedOffAmerican Aug 07, 10:46PM
    This ranks among the finest posts you’ve ever written.
    Thank you.


  2. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Never sailed the ocean much, but did a considerable amount of crew work, foredeck mostly, on J-24s, Ranger 20s, Ranger 8.5s, Santa Cruz 27s, and Hobie 33s on Lake Pend Orielle and Couer D’Alene Lake in North Idaho.
    In fact, as I am typing this, there is a framed picture on my tower of me and a friend on the rail of an 8.5 being hotly pursued by two J-24s, with the mountain goat inhabited cliffs across from Bayview in the backround. Fond memories. I’d love to sail again.
    There was a Restaraunt near there, in Hayden Lake, owned by a guy named Sid Rosen. He was a gourmet chef, and only took two parties a night, reservations needing to be booked a coupla weeks in advance. Truly remarkable quisine, aesthetically presented, tasty sculptures. Highly eccentric guy, always a comedy, always great food, always an adventure. Once, I went in with a girlfriend, just to say hello and have a drink with him, and he recieved a phone cancellation from one of his evening parties. He asked me if I would like the slot, and I replied “of course”. He then pointed out the window to a pay phone across the street, and told me to hurry and make a reservation, deadpan serious. I walked across the street, and actually watched him, through the window, as he took my call and wrote down the reservation. He also, believe it or not, had an amazing collection of dead cockroaches taped to the men’s room wall, labeled as to what restaraunt, in what city, they hailed from. More than a fair share of them were labeled from restaraunts in Paris. Like I said, an eccentric guy.
    Why am I bringing it up? Well, Rosen was a Jew, and he had the unfortunate fate of having Reverend Butler and the Aryan Nation Church buy a large tract of land about five or ten miles up the highway. It took less than a year for them to run Rosen out, through harrassment, graffiti, and threats. Hayden Lake truly lost a great asset, traded for an army of bigoted scum, having some members that I would later have the biggest scuffle of my life with. Perhaps thats one of the reasons I get so offended when some jackass here tells me I don’t know that anti-semitism is alive and well.
    Anyway, I hope “I_hear_the_voices” hears mine, and ponders the fact that there weren’t any Muslims in Butler’s army of scum. These were all white guys, Dick, Bob and Joe, the guy next door.
    What now? Are we to assume all white guys are Butler’s boys?


  3. Paul Norheim says:

    I don`t want to create unnecessary conflicts, but I`m afraid you
    interpreted the first comment by “…voices” correctly. It was wise
    of you not to delete it. It`s there for everybody to read.


  4. Steve Clemons says:

    I hear the voices — thanks for your second note on the other thread. I’m wondering if I somehow misread your first, but no worries — thanks for clarifying. I do think we disagree on some aspects of America’s cultural climate — but that’s what keeps things interesting.
    Quite jealous of your sailing experiences — something I really haven’t done much of…..
    best, steve clemons


  5. I_hear_the_voices says:

    The Eastern Shore is near & dear to my heart.
    I’ve sailed the middle Bay in a 15 ft pocket cruiser sailboat from Hooper’s Island across to Solomon’s, up the Patuxent River to Broome’s Island on the Western shore, and done a 22 mile reach from Solomon’s over to the Little Choptank. I also have relatives residing in Sussex County, Delaware, although I’ve lived in the West for the past 30 years, and currently sail on San Diego Bay every chance I get.


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