Posts Categorized: Florida

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 »

(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 »