Posts Tagged: beach


Today was my first visit to a “regular” doctor in two years.  It was time to get my stitches removed and I combined it with my not-so-annual physical (hey, when you don’t pay for insurance, it’s economical to combine appointments). Getting ready to head out for what was sure to be a revealing visit (full physical…fun!),… Read more »

The old chair and the sea

Long ago, when my birthdays were still about getting gifts (and not just hosting a barbecue), I received an especially valuable gift from one of my friends. I am an avid baseball fan and an avid barbecuer.  Add them together and you have a recipe for tailgating!  I already had a mini-barbecue (the type that… Read more »

Blinded by the light

I started writing the final book of my trilogy (“What Now?” for you latecomers) using notepads, similar to the way I had written Book 2 (“What Next?”- helpful reminder #2).  After five chapters, I switched back to the laptop, ostensibly to save the time it takes transcribing those written pages into the word processor. Now,… Read more »

Of writing

Over the course of blogging, I’ve made occasional mention of the “right” way to blog.  Based on professionals and experts everywhere, having a single theme and targeting potential readers (subscribers) to that theme generates the best performance of a website.  Regular readers know I have no general theme, much like my brain.  Much like life…. Read more »

Writing myself out of a corner

After weeks of continual rain (morning, noon and night), today was supposed to be a sunny morning (with rain later, ‘natch).  Eh, not so much, though the sun did poke through around mid-morning. But, so what!  Even had it been sunny, I had already made my decision to plop myself down on the patio and… Read more »

The key to productivity: A niece.

Who knew? My niece came by for chatter, a walk and lunch with me and her Grandparents.  During the walk, we discussed many things.  College, degrees, jobs, careers, interviews, etc.  She was extra amped over the impending Spring Break (what college student doesn’t get excited by a week off?). I mentioned it was coming at a… Read more »

Visiting kids

No post yesterday, despite being rained out for tennis.  Worn down from a kid visit and late night poker.  Let’s pick it up early today before wishing everyone a happy holiday weekend. I’ve mentioned before how much I like kids.  All shapes, sizes and ages.  The feeling seems to be mutual.  Kids (and dogs) all seem… Read more »

Something old, something new

Zipping through today’s post.  It’s opening day for Major League Baseball and a nationally televised game between my new look Marlins and the world champion Cardinals; it’s rematch time in a nationally televised basketball game between the Heat and the Thunder; it’s laundry day and it’s writing day, which means everything in between gets squeezed… Read more »

Return of the farmer’s tan

Almost there…al…most….there… Oh.  Hi.  Just checking the temperature one more time.  Sorry, give me  a second. Okay.  Now that we’re all settled in, let’s go blogging! “Winter” in Florida is a relative term.  For the thousands of “snowbirds” who travel down here from up north during their (real) winter months, winter is nothing of the… Read more »


Right after regaling you about why my blog is not about selling more books and only nominally about my writing, here’s a post that is about my lack of posts about my writing. If you’ve been to the Facebook page, there have been no more photos of the beach.  If you’ve been to the forum,… Read more »