Dec 092019
 

Just a few miles west of the Kennedy Space Center, where America’s rockets lift off to the new frontiers of outer space, you will find a wonderful historical park that celebrates a time in history when Florida was the frontier. It was a time when hostile Indians and the very land itself challenged the survival […]

May 152019
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

Rednecks And Rockets

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Apr 122019
 

Well, it took a few days longer than expected, but I think (hope) it was worth the wait. I got the manuscript back from my third and final proofreader yesterday morning, made the necessary corrections, and about 2 PM I uploaded it to Amazon. I never know when a book is going to go live […]

Dec 182018
 

Just a few miles west of the Kennedy Space Center, where America’s rockets lift off to the new frontiers of outer space, you will find a wonderful historical park that celebrates a time in history when Florida was the frontier. It was a time when hostile Indians and the very land itself challenged the survival […]

May 112018
 

After reading yesterday’s blog about how quickly we filled up our house and garage after living in a motorhome for so many years, somebody e-mailed me to say that human beings are hoarders by nature and it’s ingrained into our DNA. Hey, I guess that’s as good an excuse as any. We are about to […]

We Have Visitors!

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Feb 082018
 

A few days ago in a blog titled The Snowbirds Are Back, I shared a picture of a pair of ospreys that return to the same tree across the street from our house to nest every year. They can be noisy, but we always enjoy watching them as they raise their little ones and get […]

We Are Family

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Jan 272018
 

I have no idea how accurate it is, if at all, but yesterday someone told me about an app called We’re Related from Ancestry.com that is supposed to tell you the probability of any famous people you might be related to. Just for the heck of it, I gave it a try and was surprised […]

Jul 302017
 

It took me a while to get back into my current work in progress, Big Lake Tragedy, but once I did it started rolling along very well. In the last three days I’ve done close to 8,000 words. So I was ready for a break yesterday, and when we found an exercise bike Terry was […]

Flight Of The Pelicans

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Mar 062017
 

Wouldn’t you know it? The temperatures here on the Florida coast have been in the mid-80s for over a week, and now that my cousin Berni Frees and her husband Rocky are visiting, a cold front has come through and dropped things down to 72° yesterday. Now, compared to the 18° they had back in […]

Jan 202017
 

You all know what a good cook Miss Terry is, and our friend Jim Lewis is really enjoying all of her creations. For dinner Wednesday night, she made pizza from scratch (is there any other way?), and yesterday morning it was omelets for breakfast. I’ve known Jim for over 30 years, and I’ve never seen […]