Catching up with Sophia

Hi Folks-

So I saw a good friend of mine, a woman who is a loyal reader of these posts, and she said to me, “we haven’t heard much about Sophia lately. You should get on it.” So where do I start? I can tell you that Sophia, at thirteen, is a wonderfully involved kid, fierce in her passions and lighthearted by nature.

Much to her Papa’s delight, Sophia loves athletics. She plays goal tender in soccer, enjoying the great responsibility that position entails, not afraid to aggressively leave the net to meet the charge of the opposing team, considering the occasional bumps and bruises a kind of badge of honor almost. She also plays point guard on the school basketball team, and I think she likes the physical contact, the toughness needed to play the sport full out with 100% effort. She’s not the best athlete on her team but she works hard to play as well as she can.

Sophia is a great friend to have. She has a wide and diverse group of buddies, and takes a keen interest in expanding that galaxy of friends. She’s genuinely interested in people’s stories and in forging new friendships along the way.

Sophia is a bit of an activist, has marched in several rallies and has proven to be outspoken on issues that are important to her, political and social. She is not one to sit idly and watch the world go by without direct interaction. Ever active, she takes dance at the Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, relishes the performance they have in the Spring, and still keeps her hand in playing the violin with weekly lessons with Ruth Einstein.

Altogether, Sophia is an interested and compassionate young person with a talent in expressing herself carefully. I know I sound like a doting grand father and that’s precisely what I am. She’s not a perfect child by any means; however, her faults seldom occur to me, being the doting grand father that I surely am.

Sharon, another person I’m vastly fond of, will be making etouffee this weekend. We can get crawfish tails by the pound and we’ll have several pounds in stock if anyone else wants to give etouffee a try.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • Dayboat yellow tail sole
  • PEI Mussels
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • Crawfish tails frozen, 1 lb. each

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”


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