Tag Archives: the Sunshine State

After Hurricane Sandy

As a Floridian, I have experience with hurricanes, from those just glancing past home, to the eye of the storm coming right on top of me. I have gone through too many storms in my life, and I have cleaned … Continue reading

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Florida’s Hometown Hero

In the Orlando area, the aviation community is well aware of a gentleman by the name of Joe Kittinger. He has been well involved in the aviation industry almost all of his life. In fact, he has set some significant … Continue reading

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Funny Gator Stories

Can there be such a thing as a funny gator story? Well, yes. Of course. An older Floridian, Ray, who spent part of his childhood growing up in Saint Augustine tells the story of his grandmother’s front porch and “George.” … Continue reading

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It’s Another Year

Well, until today, I was older than my best friend, Paul.  Today, he is as old as I am.  Unfortunately, we both went over the hill a long time ago.  In other words, we are a couple of old fa…  … Continue reading

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Florida Authors

Last evening, we enjoyed a delightful dinner with co-workers and friends. The surprise of the evening was talk about Florida authors. In “the olden days,” the foremost Florida novelist was John D. MacDonald. He lived in Sarasota and completed many … Continue reading

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Sun N Fun Gets Slammed

It is early, but late. I have slept too long. It is after 6 a.m. and I am usually up and writing by 5:45 most mornings. But last night was a late night and so I understand why I am … Continue reading

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A Change of Seasons

Well, we have finally moved from the “cold” season to the “warm.” Many new to the Sunshine State bemoan the fact that we have “no seasons” down here. Some have gone on to say they miss the turning of the … Continue reading

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The Day of the One’s Takes its Own Place in History

Well, yesterday I made mention January 11, 2011 would create its own history and it did not disappoint. Throughout the eastern half of the nation, the weather was awful. According to various news reports, the airlines canceled as many as … Continue reading

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