Thursday, January 30, 2020

Not all good things come in small packages

This morning’s incident was a reminder that Shangri-La is just a fictional place in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon. Even here in the Florida branch of Condoland, we haven't achieved utopia.

        Mamie and I were on our way back from a walk around the complex.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Florida Weekend

     We futzed around Saturday very unproductively, but finally got ourselves out for a bike ride. 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

The thing that wouldn't die

One thing about a condominium development. The landscape is beautiful, but it’s not your own; you’re at the mercy of whatever management decided to put in.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Mango Mystery

Yesterday was grocery day. There are a few other choices here, but out of sheer laziness I generally end up at the nearby Publix, one of a massive chain in the area.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Culture on the Coast

Our little town of Venice happens to boast the second largest community theatre in the U.S., so what better place to try a theatre appreciations class?

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Chill Wind

          So, before I fell asleep last night, the weather channel for our area in Florida had an overnight wind chill warning – for 25 degrees.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Church on Sunday

On Sunday we went to the Van Wezel, a big purple performance venue in Sarasota. 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Sheer Joy

Sometimes you see something so delightful it just leaves you standing there with a silly smile on your face.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

New Foot Forward

          When we moved from our baseboard-heated house to our forced-hot air-condo I didn’t notice all that much difference in heat source, other than the fact that we were now using gas as opposed to oil, at about 1/3 of the cost.