MUST VIEW!!!! Gloucester in 1958 photo Slide Show of Gloucester Harbor from Nick DeWolf’s photostream

This is the most incredible archive of Gloucester Photos from the 50’s since Charlie Lowe. 


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Neal Stephenson Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“Nothing is more important than that you see and love the beauty that is right in front of you…..”
Orolo to Erasmus in Anathem, 2008 by Neal Stephenson (1959-   )

click picture for Neal Stephenson wikipedia page


Born into a family of academic scientists, Stephenson attended Boston University, graduating with a degree in geography. His third novel, Snow Crash, was widely recognized as the next step in the speculative fiction cyberpunk tradition of William Gibson. Subsequent works such as Cryptonomicon explore a fusion of cryptography, computer science and memetics, while his Diamond Age describes a steampunk world of nanotechnology and active literature.

Greg Bover (woodpunk)

Lions, Tigers and Bears at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery

Watch Video by Rich Seeley

“Lions Play with Cub” – several lionesses tolerate and try to ignore a cub who seems intent on playing with them.


The OUT OF AFRICA exhibit will show scenes from Africa – from landscape to wildlife, as captured by photography, pastel and oil by artists Judith Monteferrante, Roger Salbury and Rich Seeley; whose private African safari this summer took them to the Masai Mara during the Great Wildebeest Migration, one of the natural wonders of the world, with dense populations of predators.  Highlights include their visit to Lake Nakuru with its large flamingo and pelican population, big cats (lions, leopards and cheetah) at the Samburu National Park and elephants at the Amboseli National Park in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.  Please come share this adventure with them.


Gallery Show from September 23 – October 6

Reception – Saturday September 24, 5-8 pm
Gallery discussion at 6 pm.


at Khan Studio and The Good Morning Gloucester Gallery
77 Rocky Neck, G3, Madfish Wharf
Gallery Hours: Wens. – Sun. noon – 8:00 pm

Rubber Duck getting All Dolled Up for the Bloody Mary Mug-Up Sunday, Oct 2

If you have never tried a Mr. Clean “Magic Eraser” just check out the new improved Rubber Duck. Who would guess she immigrated to our country in 1984 onboard a container ship from China? With a little duck bill colored Sharpie© to beef up her lipstick and just a touch of mascara she is all ready for the last Mug Up of the year. That’s this a week from this Sunday, September 25th October 2, 10AM down on Madfish Wharf.  There will be the first annual Bloody Mary contest with famous politicians and celebrities. The Rubber Duck and I are chopping up the fresh horseradish root tonight this week.

I’m all set in case of spills on the deck since I’ll be sporting my new Vibram Barefoots. Rubber Duck is annoyed they do not come in webbed sizes. They’re comfy and invigorating to wear but basically the best reason for getting them is that Joey will make fun of them. Seriously? Applying mascara to Rubber Duck is mostly to make sure that Donna remains concerned about my sanity but after the incident last week at Cape Ann Brewery where she went missing for an hour she really did need a scrubbing behind the ears.

[edit] To clarify, It was the Rubber Duck that went missing and needed the scrubbing, not Donna.

Ken Duckworth Graciously Shares His Recipe For The Most divine Lobster Risotto!

Kim Smith Reports-

Filming and photographing like mad for upcoming documentaries and specials. September is THE month for STUNNING Light, Flora, and Fauna and I will have much to share! In the meantime, please enjoy this wonderful and generous treat, courtesy of Ken and Nicole Duckworth. As always, many more photos and the recipe can be  found on my blog.

Warmest wishes,



The Mrs Comes Through With The Lobster Fra Diavolo Recipe She Used (and modified a bit)

It’s rare that the Mrs finds time in her day to respond for recipe requests but here you go-

She used this recipe (and modified it just a bit)  I like my sauce thick and full of flavor and this was the bomb!

She writes-

I just realized I never sent the recipe…

here is the link. I didn’t use the lobster broth – I basically made the sauce and then added cooked lobster meet at the end.

Hope this helps!


Active time: 30 minutes Total time: 1 hour.

Lobster Fra Diavolo Recipe


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  • Two 2-pound live lobsters
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 dried Italian hot red pepper, split lengthwise, or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups canned crushed Italian plum tomatoes, preferably San Marzano, undrained
  • 4 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • 2 teaspoonsdried oregano, preferably Sicilian
  • 1 tablespoonkosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 pound spaghetti or linguine
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For the directions click the link:

Here’s a pic of the one the Mrs made the other night-

Oh, I should also add that she only uses canned San Marzano tomatoes for her zugu.  They cost a little more but if you want the best, that’s what you buy.