Posts Categorized: Florida

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 »

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 in the somewhat early morning. I first started about 9:30 am and each day has been… Read more »

Beached

It’s been almost a year since I’ve written anything besides this blog and greeting cards. It’s been almost three years since What Now?, the last of my Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy was published. And that’s about how long it’s been since I’ve gone out and just sat on the beach. Oh, I’ve walked by it… Read more »

Between me and beauty…ants!

Gosh knows I’ve posted about ants; heck, I’ve even written about ants! So, you’ve gotta know by now I have great affection for the little critters (well, except for the several hundred tiny sugar ants that parade through my kitchen every year or so). However, they are really causing me problems these days. More specifically,… Read more »