Archives for March 2018

Easter Sunday!

I have always loved Easter. It has always meant family. I don’t remember going to church on Easter much as a child, but some pretty fun memories were made. Of course in Miami, it was always about 80 to 90 degrees in the spring. The ground was always soaking wet with morning dew. No one had yet to invent plastic eggs. I am sure that whoever thought of them lived in the subtropics and had a Basset Hound named Cleo that ate all the hidden Easter Eggs which had lost most of their color due to the … [Read more...]

A Note From Dan

It is hard to believe that Spring is already here. This year is passing so quickly. Spring is my favorite time of the year. Growing up in Florida it was a reminder that it would soon be warm enough to swim and more importantly school would soon be out for the summer. Now as a gardener it is a time to plant. I love to have things growing in my yard and garden. As I drive through the Forest Hills neighborhood there are many reminders of Spring. The dogwoods and the azaleas are beautiful and it is … [Read more...]

A Note From Dale

I KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN In my last article, I listed some possible names or titles people could call me. There was one I suggested I not be called. Remember? It begins with a d___. No, it’s not dummy. I do get called that but seldom to my face. The Sunday after the article three persons called me by that name but many more called me “The New Guy” – the heading of the article. One person called me “Rabbi,” which is an honorable title. It means “Teacher.” Several have started calling me … [Read more...]

It’s About The Journey

Since the first of the year, I have committed to make time for my morning walks. I had neglected these walks for some months, and eaten with abandon as the pounds multiplied. As the New Year began, I knew something had to change or I would be buying “another” wardrobe to keep up with my ever expanding waist line. This was not feasible as I already have at least four sizes in my closet or storage bins and can’t afford (monetarily nor physically) to “super-size” again! These walks are not only a … [Read more...]

Swimming With The Sharks

My Dad was a huge fisherman. We fished all the time. He loved to go lobstering. One time he took my brother and me to the Marquesas Islands (actually part of the Keys). It is 20 miles south of Key West. It’s not an easy place to get to because of 7 miles of open water where the Atlantic and Gulf mix called the Boca Grande Channel. The water around The Marquesas is relatively shallow and great for fishing and lobstering. My dad bought something called an “Aqua Buoy.” It was a gas powered … [Read more...]