Shore & Beach Magazine's Dedicated Issue on the 2017 & 2018 Hurricane Seasons

October 4, 2020

A sneak peak into the latest from Shore & Beach Magazine...

On this special episode of the Shorewords! podcast, host Lesley Ewing is joined by the guest editors of the latest issue of Shore & Beach Magazine, Tiffany Roberts Briggs and Lindino Benedet. The issue is dedicated to 2017 and 2018 hurricane season and the the scholarly work and scientific research that came about in their wake. Tiffany Roberts Briggs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Florida Atlantic University. And, Lindino Benedet is the Principal at Coastal Protection Engineering.

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Lesley Ewing

Hello. I’m Lesley Ewing, host of Shorewords!. This podcast combines two of my favorite things – the ocean and books. I learned to swim before I could walk and looked forward each summer to my family’s vacation at Ocean City, Maryland. As a student I was interested in science and engineering and became an environmental engineer before learning that there was something called coastal engineering. Both my 1 st and 2 nd mid-life crises resulted in me going back to school – first for a Masters of Engineering at UC Berkeley and later for a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. The first crisis also moved me from DC to the SF Bay. The second crisis reminded me how much I liked to read. Getting a Ph.D. while working a 40+-hour/week job meant that my only reading was work reports, text books and technical articles. They were all important and interesting books, but as soon as school ended, I replaced my academic text books with broader literature and realized that the coast was often a character in the fiction and non-fiction that I read. I am still fascinated by every visit to the ocean and remain in awe of what others write about the coast.