Posts Categorized: Florida

(Not) Hot in Cleveland

I dunno…maybe it’s a Florida thing? Owing to our Mom’s death from colorectal cancer (seven years ago next week), my sister and I get bumped up the schedule for colonoscopy screenings. We get the displeasure of going every three years. So, last week, there I was in the waiting room of Cleveland Clinic trying to… Read more »

White is the new black

When I moved to live here in Boca Raton, over 20 years ago, it was a surprise move for me. I had always expected to stay “down south”, closer to my Miami roots. My job at the time made the move sensible, as it was a (relatively) quick jaunt to work from my current home,… Read more »

It wasn’t reading the book that left me cold…

…it was the cold that left me reading the book. My antipathy towards cold cannot be overstated or too oft repeated. I have attempted to distill it to a single sentence that I offer to any and everyone who asks: “I put on a sweater to open the refrigerator.” While it is not quite to… Read more »

I’m too slow for fast food

As I was washing dishes this afternoon, I was thinking about what I was going to prepare for dinner tonight. I settled on dry rubbing some boneless pork chops and steaming some broccoli. Considering the various cooking times involved afforded me a wide variety of choices precluded by eating at a fast food place (for… Read more »

The only thing worse than cold is heat

Boy, I can’t stand heat. It’s the absolute worst. Apparently, winter has finally come to South Florida (and most of the East Coast, too). Temperatures have been awful (by my standards), with even a dip into the (gasp) 40’s projected for the weekend. For the most part, I’ve been able to put up with the… Read more »

Dripping wet in the cold or Thermodynamics is fun!

Winter has come! After many fits and starts, we’ve had our extended stay of cold temps (down to the 50’s…gasp!) and so I dub this time, Winter. Before the temperatures dropped below livable (i.e., below 68), I managed to keep up my daily walks. On my final walk before the low 60’s arrived, I was… Read more »

Mothnado

The animal kingdom and I have a great relationship. Outside of a lone stare-off with a steroidal raccoon a few weeks ago, I can peacefully walk my 10-miles every day in total harmony with the possums, raccoons, coyotes (yup, I’m far enough west to have a few around), birds, squirrels and various dogs and cats…. Read more »

The fog! The Fog!

<Those of you familiar with Fantasy Island should imagine Tattoo calling out the above to Mr. Roarke> My love of life here in South Florida is without compare. It’s embedded in many of the posts on this blog. I’ll not repeat the litany of reasons once more. There is, though, a certain lack this time… Read more »

What a difference an hour makes

Finally, a hole in the weather after a week’s worth of unprecedented torrential rains. “Unprecedented”? In December; in South Florida? You betcha! The skies remained mean and the forecast grim, but I intended to “cheat” Mom Nature as much as I could by squeezing in whatever mileage I could get after being knocked off my… Read more »