Posts Categorized: Florida

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 »

Sweating over the plot

My timing sucks. Seriously, why couldn’t I get my story epiphany four months ago. I mean, I had to come up with ideas and get excited in the dog days of summer? And not just any summer, oh no. This is the summer of all summers. Everybody is getting a heat wave so awful that… Read more »

Fear me

Fear me I’m a middle-aged white male living in a solidly middle class family area. About the only minority card I can play is the Jewish card, although, to be fair, the last time I saw the inside of a temple I was standing up front, singing in Hebrew. Fear me My parents acrimoniously divorced… Read more »

No Wade out

Agree or disagree with the move, it’s a sad day in South Florida as Dwyane Wade leaves from his career as a Miami Heat basketball player to the Chicago Bulls to (probably) end his career in a couple of years. Understanding how it came for the face of the franchise and local icon to end… Read more »

Getting a handle on it

There is no question that the level to which I can take my procrastination can reach legendary status. It both annoys and amuses me the way in which this character flaw reveals itself. Most recently, it was after some gutter work on the house. No, I am not so gifted that I can replace a gutter… Read more »

Unwelcome

For more than a week, the JMD blog has devoted space to serious topics, verging on dark. Now comes the ultimate in darkness and severity. A topic long held back from addressing but finally can be delayed no more. Today’s topic is doormats. Yea, those supposedly helpful things that sit in front of the door… Read more »

Write around the corner

I went out to eat lunch on the beach yesterday. It was cloudy and the 15-20 mph wind brought white-capped waves to pound the sand. The wind made it impractical to eat, but I stayed out there for a while in short sleeves and shorts. Despite the occasional chill from the wind, I managed the… Read more »