Posts Categorized: Florida

A thousand words, maybe, but not two eyes

No supermoon for me, much too cloudy. But the lower-humidity “fall” air (temps could fall below 60 soon – gasp!) generates some spectacular displays all its own. Photography and I are old foes. Either ducking them in my youth or taking them over the years, I’ve not had a friendly or rewarding relationship. So, it… Read more »

It’s so sad

You’re probably expecting this to be a post about the election. Wrong! Feel free to get your fill on that subject through social media and cable news. I’m certain you’ll be inundated. Here on the JMD blog, we only discuss important things, such as what can cause the blue feeling suggested by today’s headline. It’s… Read more »

Bugs can teleport?!?

I’m not a barefoot man. Just never found it comfortable, for lots of reasons. Chief among those reasons are that I don’t like sweaty shoes and I don’t like cold feet. So, I wear socks almost all the time, though, oddly enough, I don’t wear them to bed (because that’s what sheets and comforters are… Read more »

From Hell’s heart I stab at thee…

Hey, give a guy a little dramatic license, it’s better than “Nyahh, nyahh!” I watch my neighbors with equal parts amusement and jealousy as they put up everything from plywood sheets to metal storm shutters. Harsh times are nearly howling at our doorsteps. My own home is protected by nothing more than standard construction materials… Read more »

Hope for the best…

The peculiar thing about preparing for a hurricane is the waiting. I don’t think any other natural disaster has this excruciating element about it. I’m not comparing devastation effects of natural phenomena.  I’ve lived in Florida all my life and hurricanes are the only natural disaster I know, but it’s not the only type I know of…. Read more »

Mom is bugging me again

Whew. Yesterday’s post was about as controversial and provocative as I have ever been on this blog. I feel cleared out and renewed and now believe I can go the remaining 39 days in this blackboard-scratching presidential election without another comment (notwithstanding a monumental kerfuffle). That means I can get back to the typically nonsensical and frivolous… Read more »

Fast or slow?

In my recent attempts to answer that question, I’ve determined a couple of key clues: – Age has nothing to do with it – State of mind has everything to do with it You might think, from the feature image and my hometown demographics, that this is all about drivers. In that, you would be… Read more »

Meh

Ever have one of those days. Y’know, get up in the middle of the night because of your (a) brain (b) stomach (c) disturbance (d) whatever and then become too restless to immediately return to sleep. Then, a couple of hours of interrupted normal sleeping pattern later, you finally hit the sack, already knowing what… Read more »

Spiders!

They’re everywhere! They’re everywhere! Aaaahh! The early part of my morning walk is on a path that is riddled with especially industrious ants. In order to maintain a brisk walking pace, I need to focus on the ground ahead in order to sidestep destroying their homes and structures. For whatever reason, some sixth sense (spider… Read more »

Blecch

After all this time, I should really know better. Various circumstances have prevented me from getting to my fresh market for a few weeks. Over that span of time, I have shopped the local Publix and Wal-Mart for citrus fruit and been left grievously disappointed. I decided to go against my better nature (and knowledge,… Read more »