Tag Archives: Florida

Whirlwind

Folks called us sneaky when Matt and I announced we’d gotten married on Thursday. In fact, the wedding had been quietly planned for longer than most people realize. I like quiet celebrations, small parties, dinner with those who mean the … Continue reading

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Somewhere, There’s a Naked Snake

It’s helpful having an outdoor cat. This year, Polly invited some friends over to keep her company (we ended up naming her cat friends Grayson, Sylvester, and Al Roker) and their presence is probably the reason why we were unaware … Continue reading

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Pre-Transition

This past weekend I spent a few nights at my brother’s apartment.  He’s in London, being adventurous. I decided to hang out at his place for a couple of days and swim in his pool. Unfortunately, the first day we … Continue reading

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Toad in a Frog

I have a plant container in the shape of a frog with a really huge mouth. That’s obviously where the plant is supposed to go but there are no drainage holes. Coincidentally, I have way too much experience with rotted … Continue reading

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Pears in Abundance and Misunderstood Song Lyrics

Nobody has any idea what kind of pear tree this is, only that it produces edible pears. FINALLY. Because that actually took a few years. I remember taking a bite out of one last year and not being particularly impressed. … Continue reading

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The Florida Highwaymen

The Florida Highwaymen, as they became known, were a group of African-American artists who sold their paintings out of the trunks of their cars. They often parked on the shoulders of Central Florida highways in order to paint the idyllic … Continue reading

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The Real Florida

Every now and then, I spend a lunch break with my daughter and her friends from her 4th grade class.  We sit outside in the courtyard, eat our lunches, and talk. The talk usually involves funny family stories, weekend outings, … Continue reading

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