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Life in the Slow Lane-Warm Mineral Springs, Florida

Conversations overheard while wading in the Warm Mineral Spring clockwise “loop”: Conversation 1 75 year-old fat Ukrainian Jewish man with straw hat: “I always get my movies from the library because it’s free.” 75 year-old fat Ukrainian Jewish man with … Continue reading

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Trump’s Inauguration Speech: A Triumph of American Populism

Never in my lifetime have I heard a Presidential Inauguration message so directly address the American people and challenge the political status quo as when Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

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Eulogy For My Father

  Note: my friend Dean Arnold just posted an article about his Dad on Facebook, and it got me to thinking I should honor my own Dad online as well.  So here is the eulogy I said at his funeral … Continue reading

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Culture Wars

I recently returned from a Galapagos cruise, and the demographics of the other passengers got me to thinking about who can afford to travel these days and how that might reflect on the current state of political affairs worldwide.

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Why go to the Galapagos? Is it worth it? 7 Answers say “Yes”

Before I went to the Galapagos Islands, I found myself asking the question, why spend so much money on a trip going to the remote island chain for a week when, for the same price, I could go to Costa … Continue reading

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The Galapagos

Yes, I’m here, fulfilling a bucket list requirement at last, and it’s everything I’d hoped for. The animals, the weather, the seclusion…here you have it all. Endemic species, brilliant sunny equatorial days, no crowds. What more could I want?


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“Do” Guayaquil, if you must

Guayaquil is big, the second largest city in Ecuador, and it is a layover stop for many who enter the country on their way to someplace else. That’s how I found myself there…as a means to the end of seeing … Continue reading

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