Posts Categorized: Florida

Echoes in the sand

Longtime readers of my blog or bio know that I wrote the majority of my books in a chair on the beach in South Florida (specifically, my current city, Boca Raton). Heck, even my Facebook page shows me as “Writer At the beach”. But it’s been more than three years since I finished my last… Read more »

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 some HOA’s do to homeowners, nor will I use this space to pick nits with… Read more »

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 wanted her sister to go, too. It gladdens my heart to see the sisterly bond… Read more »

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 battles with pesky and possibly reproducing flying pests commonly known as mosquitoes. Additionally, many times… Read more »

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, we get plenty of rain. Well, historically we do, though we have been in a… Read more »

The wonder years

Which can also be read as “I wonder how he got to be like that”. In the first installment of my series of self-reflective posts about how I’ve led an interesting life after all, we begin at the beginning. It’s perfect! I’ve always been good at problem solving. My personality is built on logic and… Read more »

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 first day of my recent return to pre-dawn walks, I was blessed with just such… Read more »

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 down before your eyes! Rather than have Earth’s axis snap and this pretty blue-green globe… Read more »

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 before cars and small mammals roam the roads and the colorful appearance of the sun… Read more »