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Hello Dear Readers, if there are any of you out there…

I realize it’s been an extended break, but I’m happy to be back with a brief entry regarding a map I drew for a dear friend as a present for his upcoming birthday.

Depicted above is a map of my good friend’s neighborhood, Shippan. Shippan is a tiny peninsula sticking out of the southernmost tip of Stamford, Connecticut into the Long Island Sound. This map is half-realistic, half-abstraction, all from the heart. The general—if somewhat amended—street layout and land use structure of the neighborhood is outlined, and points of special interest are circled and called out.

Starting from the left we have “Brennan’s,” the bar my old friend used to work at, and one where we’ve spent many a night since. Overlapping Brennan’s sphere of influence is “The Residence,” which my wonderful friend used to call home, and where his two parents, cat, and four of his six siblings still reside. At the far right of the map is “The Point,” where a young me and my childhood friend would sneak cigarettes and joints as we gazed over the Sound’s calm waters and contemplated life, girls, and what we were going to drink later that evening…oh, to be young again…

I hope I haven’t bored you too much, dear readers, and I hope you find my map more enjoyable than this torrid description.

Until next time.

P.S. This map is turned 90 degrees, so what appears to be North is actually West!




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