Month: September 2016

Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Has Passed

It’s quite possible that Arnold Palmer was the best-known golfer of all time. He had a home here in Orlando for a very long time and he was well-loved in this part of the world. Although he was a true legend in the game… Continue Reading “Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Has Passed”

Fave Fotos: Made It Back to the Beach on Sunday

I did get back to the beach yesterday, it had been way too long. It’s still summer down here in the Sunshine State. Although the too-hot temps were no fun, I had a good time. This would be my fave foto from this outing.… Continue Reading “Fave Fotos: Made It Back to the Beach on Sunday”

The Other Shoe Drops In North Carolina

In a previous posting about North Carolina’s discriminatory House Bill 2, I wrote about the NBA’s decision to move the 2017 All Star Game out of North Carolina because of the newly-enacted law that removed local protections for LGBT people. That posting hit da… Continue Reading “The Other Shoe Drops In North Carolina”

An Ibis and a Splash of Color

I love the Ibis. Fascinating bird. You see them everywhere you go in Florida. I love zoos. Here is a photo of an Ibis at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida. It features an Ibis with unusual color seeming to be trying to adjust… Continue Reading “An Ibis and a Splash of Color”

Another Look at North Carolina’s Voter Suppression Bill

Rethuglican legislators in many red states have been trying hard to keep the “wrong kind” of voters from the polls ever since the SCOTUS gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act; that unfortunate decision,¬†Shelby County v. Holder, came down in June of 2013. There have… Continue Reading “Another Look at North Carolina’s Voter Suppression Bill”

Florida: The Punchline State – WSJ

Bulldog barks: I love Dave Barry. Read one his columns for the first time at least 30 years ago and I swear he’s even funnier these days. If you spend three minutes reading Dave’s explanation about why the Sunshine State is so damn weird–funny… Continue Reading “Florida: The Punchline State – WSJ”

Taco Trucks on Twitter!

The Twitterverse is all abuzz today! And it’s all about tacos! Taco trucks to be more precise! While being interviewed by Joy-Ann Reid yesterday on MSNBC, Donald Trump supporter Marco Gutierrez said this: “My culture is a very dominant culture and it’s imposing and… Continue Reading “Taco Trucks on Twitter!”

Second Trip to Achilles Art Cafe in Orlando

I made it back to Achilles Art Cafe today and the good service and truly unique atmosphere have not changed at all. That’s a good thing. The hours have changed, however; they no longer open one Saturday per month. If you’d like to read… Continue Reading “Second Trip to Achilles Art Cafe in Orlando”

It’s September 1st and I’m Thinking About…

It’s the first of September and I have some pleasant thoughts associated with this particular milestone in our annual journey. It means college football is about to start. That’s a marvelous thing. I look forward to it each year. It means that Labor Day… Continue Reading “It’s September 1st and I’m Thinking About…”

Fave Fotos: My Star Spangled Futon

Several months ago I found this amazing specimen of patriotic folk art at a discount store and brought it home. I’ve still not found a suitable place to hang it on the wall so it’s living against one wall of the dining room. I… Continue Reading “Fave Fotos: My Star Spangled Futon”