Posts Categorized: Florida

Prepare for the worst

The excitement and anticipation of my upcoming road trip to Washington D.C. and various places in between is increasing steadily as the time draws nearer to departure.  Of course, this also means going through the extra preparations that are only required by the confluence of an extended stay away from home during the peak of… Read more »

Today’s forecast: Fear!

I wanted to wait until after the 1 pm update to confirm that we are indeed facing our first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic tropics season.  Oh joy.  It’s the trade-off you get in Florida for the rights to twelve months of outdoor activity.  It’s the same trade off you get with tornados and amber… Read more »

The Trip – Part 2

Our regular posting was delayed due to the new computer; we’ll get to that adventure in a rare Saturday blog.  For now, we finish off the tale of the Keys trip. As expected, when I arrived to pick up Dad at 4:30 am, he had more stuff with him than we had talked about.   I… Read more »

Bugged by the heat

I’m not a big fan of bugs in the house. This is probably not a particularly unique attitude, but it has a tendency to be discussed more than I would imagine for some reason.  The subject came up again last week when I was visiting a friend and her (just about) 3-month old boy. She… Read more »

A great day off

A “pretty” day really isn’t a good time for a day off.  Really, the best day for a great day off is one like I’ve had today, a day that begins and ends and even in the middle has rain. Not a torrential, wind-blasting, get-off-the-patio rain.  Just a straightforward, steady and committed rain.  Toss in… Read more »

Cool rain

Is there anything more boring than talking about the weather? I don’t mean the extreme and tragic events that rightfully dominate our conversations; I’m referring to the ordinary, everyday commentary that ultimately leads to chestnuts like “hot enough for you?”  Yet, here I am getting ready to spend an entire post on rain.  But that’s… Read more »

Written on the sands

Nearly a year later, I’ve returned to my local beach with my comfortable chair and beach blanket to begin work on Book 2 of the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures, “What Next”. As before, I start with a jumbled mass of ideas I’ve been jotting down on a nearly finished yellow pad over that same time span. … Read more »

A little bit of mish, a little bit of mash

Before starting this scintillating public blog, I used to blog more “privately” (it was still accessible by anyone who cared to look, I just never “advertised” it).  Occasionally, I would hit a day when I didn’t have anything that would take up an entire post, so I would blather a “potpourri” blog that day.  I… Read more »

Love will keep us together

Phew.  It’s probably been about two years since I had a cold…chest, head or other (is there an “other”?) and I forgot how it can really throw you off your game.  I missed getting a post out yesterday and honestly, I don’t have many solid thoughts for today, so I think I’ll pick up on… Read more »

Above the weather

It’s a beautiful day in sunny South Florida with a rising sun and temperature leading to rising spirits and energy. One of the more popular features in my last newsletter was a section I called “Out on a limb”.  It was devoted to common catch-phrases and their origins (such as the feature title).  In that… Read more »