- Florida, U.S.A.
- June 04
- Back in the West, but determined to stay On Island Time. Life is too short to spend it racing rats.
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I was asked to work as a volunteer tour guide of sorts this weekend. It was on behalf of one of our Domestic Violence Safe Houses, called Peace House. I actually thought when asked that I would be working at the actual house itself, but found out after committing that… Read full post »
Today, the Supreme Court upheld Hobby Lobby's request to explicity discriminate against women. They claimed to be religiously opposed to women having sex protected by reliable and safe birth control, specifically objecting to IUDs, which are long term birth control devices that make it highly… Read full post »
I have read yet another article about how discussing gun violence is a waste of breath and pretty small potatoes in the big picture of issues in the United States of America. We have somehow evolved to a place where American men, and some women, are so enraptured with firearms that… Read full post »
illustration from http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/
I had one of those calls this morning. There was so much drama involved I didn’t even need coffee t… Read full post »
I know people who have outfitted their sailboats with solar panels and wind turbines that power battery cells, which in turn provide their electricity. Thinking about them made me wonder why I haven’t seen any cars using a combination of wind and solar for electricity.
I have heard the big… Read full post »
L in the Southeast put up a post a few days ago that has weighed on me. Here is a link to her post:
As usual, her post affected me strongly. I, too, struggle with the constant bombardment of stories about peopl… Read full post »
I was talking about you again last night. When you die, anything you didn’t take to your grave is going to be discussed eventually. Sometimes between people that knew you, and if they knew you they loved you. Sometimes strangers hear your secrets. You knew that would happen.
The answer is probably just bored, or drunk, or high.
OMG! OMG! There are hundreds of camps being set up in top secret locations by FEMA as internment/concentration camps for imprisoning government dissenters as the Obama Administration prepares for Martial Law and the obviously inevitable police st… Read full post »
It looks like Florida will be modifying Stand Your Ground. Specifically to make it void if someone starts a confrontation, like with an unarmed kid, and then shoots the *target* in a Dirty Harry fantasy scenario, commonly known as pulling a Zimmerman.
The… Read full post »
Is there any doubt that Dirty Harry wannabes are emboldened to murder people when they get their CCP? Is Stand Your Ground the New White Hood?
The driver for many concealed carry gun owners is pure abject fear.
They know, they just know, that they are on the… Read full post »
Good citizen of O.S., jmac, recently posted this blog about warehouse shopping giant Costco, http://open.salon.com/blog/jmac1949/2014/01/31/1010_beware_the_obamacostco_bulk_purchase_conspiracy
I was dismayed to see some comments seeming to conclude that Costco pays the… Read full post »
“I was emotional about governor Christie,” she wrote in a diary entry she provided that is dated May 17, 2013. “I thought he was honest. I thought he was moral. I thought he was something very different. This week I found out he’s cut from the same corrupt… Read full post »
Federal Judge Robert James Shelby, appointed by Pres. Barack Obama, struck down Utah's ban on same sex marriage today.From a friend that works in the Federal Court:A federal judge in Utah Friday struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying the ban violates the U.S. Constitut… Read full post »
the Av-A-Tar to the pussy cat,
did you see what I saw
Way up in the feed, pussy cat,
did you see what I saw
A blog, a blog, brilliant in the light
With a poem as soft as the night
With a poem as soft as the night
Said/… Read full post »
Medicare was established in 1966. It was many years in the making, and was strongly opposed by conservatives, who warned that the government program would lead to socialism in America. Since Ronald Reagan was/is God, I assume that means we are now a Socialist Country, since not only is i… Read full post »
Diana Nyad post 2011 Cuba Swim
Diana Nyad has been heavy on my mind.
Yesterday morning, at 64 years old, she started what she says will be her final attempt to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys.
I was involved in a minor capacity during her 2011 attempt, and… Read full post »
I wish I was broken up about leaving Key West because of the cool factor. It is very cool. I love the houses in Old Town, the ones that are restored to glory next to the ones that are funky messes, next to the ones all boarded up. I really like… Read full post »
It’s time to clean out this Conch House and say goodbye to a little island paradise that gave me more beauty than I could have ever imagined.
I rented this house knowing it was a temporary home.… Read full post »
We left Great Exuma on January 18th for Staniel Cay. We met friends who were already anchored there. It ended up being one of the highlights of our trip.
Thunderball Grotto was amazing. The entrance to the cave is underwater unless you go at low tide. We timed it… Read full post »
Photos from Little Bay, Just off Black Point Settlement
Great Guana Cay
Taken December 28, 2011
Black Point Settlement has no marina. They are a true Bahamian village. Not at all "touristy" but welcoming and friendly. We enjoyed our few days there, and made some new friends...
&n… Read full post »
Left Bimini Dec. 19th and slogged across the Great Bahama Bank. It was strange to be in consistent 12' water when you draw 6'. Seas were 3' - 4' and wind 15 - 20 knots from the east. We decided to anchor near the North West Shoal, where it was shallow.… Read full post »
Great Exuma, Bahamas
I can’t wait to see Gordon.
Gordon is the owner/proprietor of Aces, one of a cluster of fish fry shacks in George Town, Bahamas on Great Exuma Island. He cooks spicy garlic pan fried yellow tail sn… Read full post »
A personal hero of mine, Diana Nyad, posted a blog on HuffPo today.
Here is the link:
We cannot let the Penn State case come and go, fade from the front pages, unt… Read full post »