IT’S BEACHY KEEN…BUT GETTING THERE IS A BEACH!

IT’S BEACHY KEEN…BUT GETTING THERE IS A BEACH!

beachtrek

Here is the paradox.  I love the beach.  I hate going there.  Let’s deal with one side at a time.  First, the love side of the beach.  If you love the beach, it’s probably for the same reasons I do:

  • The water, the waves, the distant horizon, the boats going by, the glistening surface…it’s all good.
  • To wonder what lies beneath, what’s on the other side and what would it be like to voyage it all…

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IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR…TIME TO READY-UP!

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR…TIME TO READY-UP!

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Today has been particularly—as Winnie the Pooh would describe it—blustery!  And that has jarred me awake.  It’s that time again here in South Florida.  Time to tense up a little.  Time to get out the old checklist, even if it’s just a mental listing you keep in your head.  Yep, it’s time.  Hurricane season in these parts officially runs from May 30 to October 30, but folks here don’t pay much…

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6 days ago | 0

OKAY, EVERYBODY SHARE!

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Uh-oh…I’ve been sitting in my thinking chair on the back patio again.  Two of my youngest grandchildren were visiting.  They were engaged in the activity known as Plays Well with Others.  Neither one was doing well with the concept.  Watching them interact, after just watching all the news from around the world, I got to thinking….

There are many things that we humans have to learn as we grow…

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THANK YOU FISH FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

THANK YOU FISH FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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I live about nine miles inland from the Fort Lauderdale coast of Florida.  This is one of the primo sport fishing areas in the world.  If you are into fishing, living here would be the same high as being a golfer whose home backs up on the back nine—got plenty of those too in Florida.

The problem is, I don’t particularly care for fishing.  My son and my wife love to fish.  I find it a smelly,…

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WHAT SUCKS TODAY - YEP, IT’S THE PC AGAIN!

WHAT SUCKS TODAY – YEP, IT’S THE PC AGAIN!

I love my computer. I hate my computer. I love. I hate. It all depends on what I am doing on my computer and whether or not it decides to cooperate or act out like some smartass 13-year-old who will disrespect you and ignore you and disobey you and obstruct you and bait you and whatever else it wants to do to show you it is superior and in control. I love my computer…but today it sucks.

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2 weeks ago | 0

PARENTING & THE HAIR FACTOR

PARENTING & THE HAIR FACTOR

Hair5As some of you may know, my wife and I have the distinct privilege of having one of our teenage granddaughters living with us.  Revisiting parenthood, especially after experiencing, albeit brief, the phase known as “empty nesting” is indeed a unique…a unique…okay, I am at a loss of words—let’s just say it’s unique.  In the spirit of helpfulness I share with you today one mere element of the…

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NO LOVE FOR BABY…OMG!

NO LOVE FOR BABY…OMG!

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Right here on this very stage, I have recently twice featured postings about my new children’s book that is launching this month—actually this week…actually yesterday if you consider the “official” birth date to be the day the author approves the proof and orders a few copies to cuddle with until the novelty wears off.  Yeah, that was yesterday and it is quite odd that I feel ambivalent about…

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SURVIVAL OF THE DUCKEST!

SURVIVAL OF THE DUCKEST!

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I have talked many times about the canal that runs outside the back of our house.  That’s it in the picture above.  It never ceases to amaze me seeing all the different kinds of animals that come crawling out of it.  Sometimes I feel like I’m in the middle of the filming of one of those old episodes of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.

Yes, it’s Florida and, yes, we have alligators.  But in 18…

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3 weeks ago | 0

AMAZING TO BE

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As previously disclosed in an earlier posting, I have a new children’s book about to be published.  This will be my third effort at corrupting our younger generation.  I am doing the final layout and proofing.  In a few days I hope to be sending it off to the magical place that turns my silly thoughts into actual hand-held paperback wads of wit and wisdom.

This particular book is aimed at a…

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3 weeks ago | 0

TOP SHELF, CAT-EGORIZED KITTY

Yes, there are more comfortable places where the cat could sleep. She could meander most anywhere, find hidden spaces in which to creep.

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