Posts Categorized: Florida

Under pressure

Following yesterday’s chat about the high costs of home repair, we now jaunt off to that other favorite confection of modern homes – the HOA, or Homeowner’s Association.

Once again, I won’t take this time to bemoan the dunderhead things … Read the rest

Blinded me with science

Sunday was nieceling day.

A previously rescheduled visit to Miami’s newly reborn Museum of Science ended up occurring on elder nieceling’s birthday.

The original trip was an idea by younger nieceling, who asked me if I was interested and also … Read the rest

The nose knows

Conflate –  to combine (things, such as two readings of a text) into a composite whole.

As in, I’m about to conflate several post references to a conclusion and an inanity.

To start off, several posts ago I mentioned my … Read the rest

It’s coming from…inside the house!

A typical call between my Dad and I often starts off like this:

“Good Afternoon! Getting much rain today?”

“Hi Dad! Tons! How about you?”

“Not a drop.”

Florida’s nickname is the Sunshine State, but don’t let that fool you, … Read the rest

Red skies at night

Apologies to all you Fixx and 80’s music fans, but this is about the original “red skies at night”, as in the old sailor’s adage:

Red skies at night, Sailor’s delight

Red skies at morning, Sailors take warning

On the … Read the rest

Back in the swing?

So here’s a funny situation for you: retired man, physically capable, time and money on his hands, lives in South Florida…

…and doesn’t play golf.

Yes, I know, it’s as if the very laws of science and nature are breaking … Read the rest

Master of my universe

Too long have I played the role of the mastered. No longer. Now, I am the master.

I have allowed the preternatural cold air lingering in South Florida to imprison me in my domicile. Eliminating from me that pristine time … Read the rest

Youngsters!

Winter was coming, but now it’s going.

Almost, but not quite.

It’s still not quite warm enough for me to go back to my pre-dawn walks, but it has at least gotten to the point that I can venture out … Read the rest