The Nest

Unidentified flying objects that feel suspiciously furry brush against my face as our group treks through dense foliage on our way to the beach guided only by the moon. Advised to wear long sleeves and pants, despite the heat of a June evening in South Florida, I’m glad we obeyed. When we finally reach our

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When Jonas Came to Town

A storm called Jonas does not steal quietly into South Florida. It announces its presence on a Friday with strong winds and pouring rain while I type away, enjoying my usual lunch of crunchy peanut butter toast. Although I normally love the snap of the billowing canvas that reminds me of sailing on a rough

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Road Food

On a recent road trip to the west coast of Florida we awoke in Naples, the first leg of our journey, to brilliant sunshine. The pull of the weather and a desire for exercise drew us to the beach. An early morning jog up and down the Gulf beach left us feeling pretty hungry, but

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Thanksgiving Postmortem

Since I was so lax about posting something for Thanksgiving, I decided to share a little Thanksgiving postmortem. I had grand ideas for a pie recipe I planned to develop and share here, but with an impending surgery on the horizon (my husband’s, not mine) and the usual holiday madness, I never got around to

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The Popcorn Ball Pretender

I know it seems weird but I never liked Halloween. I wore glasses as a child and always thought I looked silly in a costume. I mean, who ever heard of a bespectacled princess or a ballerina? At some point, Halloween became just another day. Having a child changed all that and I began to

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Ode to Oatmeal

Okay, laugh all you want, dear readers from the frozen north, but this morning my Tequesta, Florida thermometer read a chilly fifty degrees so I dressed for “winter” in long running pants and thermal top. In my defense, I must tell you that there is nothing like a mini typhoon blowing off the Atlantic to

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