Posts Tagged: Florida Keys

Halloween is for sportsmen

I think I’m making progress with my Animal Control skeleton and I have my years of experience as a sportsman to thank for it. I’ve had several vexing problems regarding AC (as I call him). First, the stand that is supposed to work for this type of skeleton is either poorly made or I got… Read more »

The wonder years

Which can also be read as “I wonder how he got to be like that”. In the first installment of my series of self-reflective posts about how I’ve led an interesting life after all, we begin at the beginning. It’s perfect! I’ve always been good at problem solving. My personality is built on logic and… Read more »

A short stay on the keys

It’s penultimate day for “Writing Week” on the JMD blog.  We’re on the next to last day of the week and I just completed the next to last chapter in “What Next?”.  Did someone whisper “synchronicity”? Now, read on… Regular readers (both of you), know that my methodology for writing the second book of my… Read more »

There’s something fishy about my family!

If you’ve seen my facebook status updates for today, you know I was out fishing with my Dad and oldest niece.  It was a gorgeous Florida spring day and we had a great time.  My niece just missed out on pulling down the $90 fish pool (we should have demanded a re-weighing). Fish adventures have always… Read more »

The Trip – Part 1

Tomorrow, I will be driving my Dad, my two nieces and their shared girlfriend down to the Keys for some fishing and snorkeling.  This promises to be a memorable trip, if but for the passengers along for the ride. Dad, as befits an active octogenarian, has definite opinions about how people should be driving, acting… Read more »

Barracuda shoulda woulda

“Fish Week” is drawing to a close, but I couldn’t allow the entire week to pass without telling the tales of the battles between man and fish…where the fish wins.  Two of our stories revolve around the titular hunter of the not-so-deep, the speedy and sleek barracuda. You are my sunshine It was on one… Read more »

Disaster at sea

You don’t grow up in Florida and not spend a good amount of time in a boat. Okay, I guess you could grow up and not do that, but you would miss a big part of the fun of living on a peninsula. I have had many adventures on the water and a fair share… Read more »

Size matters

When I was a kid, some of the most fun I had was catching and raising salt-water fish in my aquarium.  You’ve read many times about my happiness living in Florida.  Easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and Florida’s terrific shorelines, including the reefs, is just another reason why it’s great to live here. My… Read more »