Better Made of Wood than Plastic: Boardwalks

Certain things are better made of wood than plastic. I don’t know why this notion occurred to me, but I made a list. One of the items on the list was a Jersey Shore boardwalk. After hurricane Sandy, which tore New Jersey limb from limb, boardwalks were being rebuilt up and down the Shore. A few years later, I was down in Belmar, walking on that town’s newly restored beachside promenade. I was dismayed to…

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