Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Destruction and Construction

 Yesterday after some laundry, a walk, and computer time, we decided to go out for lunch. It’s still in the 60s, so we didn’t feel any great need to find a scenic spot by the bay. Instead, we went to a once-blank area (think scrub pines and cattle) that’s being transformed into a town.  Once completed, Wellen Park will have 22,000 homes.

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Chats and Rats


Maybe it was a childhood of growing up in a suburban single-family home, but I remember as a child being fascinated by those Indian pueblos, all those homes stuck one on top of another. It looked like fun, maybe climbing a ladder up to your neighbor.

Friday, January 26, 2024

Sleeping Easy

So “Succession” scored 27 nominations, with 6 winners. Big deal. I got rid of a couch.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Time Travel

 A letter to the editor in Tuesday’s paper reminded me of something else I read the other day. The writer, who came to spend the winter here in Florida, said he hadn’t realized that not only was he traveling south, but he was also moving backward in time.

            Did you know that –

            Florida observes Robert E. Lee’s birthday on Jan 19, Confederate Memorial Day on April 26, and Jefferson Davis’ birthday on June 8. At least they’re not paid holidays for state employees, although they are in Alabama and Mississippi. Even better, in 1983 several states combined Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday with Robert E. Lee celebrations to create “King-Lee Day.”

            And DiSantis’ campaign may be over, but the book banning continues and in the latest development, sociology has been canceled in the public colleges.

            At Pickleball the other day, one person said she’d have to leave early because she was going to an abortion rally. I said, “Good for you,” and then realized she’d probably be holding a different placard than the one I was picturing.

Friday, January 19, 2024

Monday, January 15, 2024

Dead Zones and Dead Phones


Here in our place in Florida, we live in a bunker. Our walls are cinderblock, surrounded by our neighbors in the building whose walls are also – you guessed it – more cinderblock.

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Finally, I'm back


It’s been a busy few weeks; like many people, full of shopping, cooking, and family.