Category Archives: The Sunshine State

Where it’s too hot to think straight…

Don’t sleep, there are roaches*

Funnily enough, I recently heard a “did you know” kind of clip on the radio and one of the things they mentioned was that in a recent survey, 69% of responders said they couldn’t sleep if they knew there was … Continue reading

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DIY home renovation: the hall bathroom

 First, the movie: I did my best over the years to never go into the hall bathroom. I didn’t even want to clean it, because it never looked clean no matter what I did. It was just gross. Hubs and … Continue reading

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Memories of 1979: The concerned racist…

I was a dancerette in high school. Do they still have those? They’re performers–all girls back in my day–who do routines at halftime with the marching band. Left to right: Debra Propst, Me, and Alice McManus1979 I didn’t know such … Continue reading

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As my mother lay dying…

When I entered her hospital room in Cape Canaveral that day in mid July of 2020, I hadn’t seen my mother in over a year, and before that, rarely. I was going for estrangement; she was clawing for reconciliation. But … Continue reading

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Chocolate ice cream is my drug of choice…

  This is actually a picture of vegan ice cream. I’d like to go on record as never being a vegan and never considering eating vegan ice cream. I, frankly, don’t see the point. Nonetheless, this picture belongs to veganbaking.net … Continue reading

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The two best quotes in Mary L. Trump’s book

If you’re looking for a salacious exposé of Donald Trump in Mary L. Trump’s Too Much and Never Enough, you’ll be very disappointed. The book is part memoir, part history, never really succeeding at either. It does paint something of a … Continue reading

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Phlogging our trip to Amelia Island…

It’s another photo blog…a phlog! In mid-February, hubs and I went up to Fernandina Beach for the Amelia Island Book Festival Author Expo. Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island are at the northeastern tip of Florida, practically to Georgia. On our … Continue reading

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Atheism and Life of Pi

I finally watched Life of Pi last night. It was a very moving film–very hard to get out of my mind. And so I sit here at five a.m. blogging. Before watching it, I’d heard quite a bit about it, as regards … Continue reading

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Trump supporters…you are dead to me

First, let me tell you a little story–a true story–the relevance of which will be lost on you until much later. Those are the best kinds of stories, if you ask me. Picture by IoSonoUnaFotoCamera via Flickr In his confession, … Continue reading

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Oops, I read it again! GWTW in 2020…

Gone With the Wind, the Confederacy, and why we are in the mess we’re in now… Well, I did it again. I read Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. This was my 21st reading of this book. You might … Continue reading

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