What really makes people happy?

You can be the most beautiful person in the world, you can be wealthy and famous, but if you don't feel love, self-worth or peace in your mind it can make you feel ugly and worthless. You can be on the cover of fashion magazines and be in demand all over the world. You can … Continue reading What really makes people happy?


Florida flowers: Spiderwort

I hope everyone had a great Easter or Passover or just a nice weekend!! Spiderwort: What an odd name for such a beautiful flowering plant. Spiderwort is sorta considered a weed, but I don't think that makes it any less beautiful. I saw these growing wild along the road when I was taking a morning walk. The bright purple color … Continue reading Florida flowers: Spiderwort

Abusive relationships: Stop irrationally seeking approval

Recently, I met two ladies while I was ride share driving who taught me a lot. They made me realize how far I'd come in changing my thinking and in stopping abusive behavior in my relationships. The Case of Page The first woman, "Page", was an attractive girl who appeared to be in her early to mid 20s. … Continue reading Abusive relationships: Stop irrationally seeking approval

Only in Florida!

This is soooo Florida. The error was recently spotted in front of a school in Doral, FL. Now what kind of example is that to set for those dear children? I guess the "crazy Floridian" torch has to be passed on somehow. Check out the local newsfeed: https://whnt.com/2019/04/19/glaring-misspelling-outside-florida-school-has-people-shaking-their-heads/

After eating your coconut, this is what to do with the shells

People have done some cool things with leftover coconut shells. Here are a few examples. Make a cool sculpture... or you could buy one. I think you could put one of those little fake candles inside to make it glow.   Make buttons... or buy them on Amazon.   Make drinking goblets... or buy a set … Continue reading After eating your coconut, this is what to do with the shells

Florida flowers: Wrightia antidysenterica

Luckily this beautiful Florida flower has several common names that are quite lovely and much easier to say. The one I like is Snowflake. Milky Way is a good one too as it seems to have a twisty thing going on with its petals. In the Philippines it's know as White Angel. It's also been … Continue reading Florida flowers: Wrightia antidysenterica

Small boat plus big ocean equals bad idea??

Back a few years ago when I was a brand-new Floridian I decided to go on a deep-sea fishing trip with a good friend. We headed out to the Atlantic Ocean from Port Canaveral and it was fabulous... for about an hour. Just my luck, we went out on a day when the ocean was unexpectedly choppy … Continue reading Small boat plus big ocean equals bad idea??

Sending you the sunshine… wherever you are

I've been down in the dumps the last few days. Hey, it happens right? Not everyday can be tea and roses. Shitty things happen all day everywhere. It can knock you off your chair and hurl you to the ground with a thud. Lying down there on the ground can feel cold, lonely and devoid … Continue reading Sending you the sunshine… wherever you are

Famous Floridians: Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison was born in Melbourne in 1943. He was a military brat whose family moved around a lot, thus he didn't stay in Florida for long. A few years later his sister was born in New Mexico. A year after that his brother was born in California. He did return to Florida for a … Continue reading Famous Floridians: Jim Morrison

Florida foliage: Egyptian Starcluster

Wow, what a beautiful display the Egyptian Starcluster makes! Its latin name is pentas lanceolata, and it is a favorite for birders and butterfly lovers who want to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to their gardens. As its name implies, this flower is native to Africa and the Middle East, but I snapped these photos right here … Continue reading Florida foliage: Egyptian Starcluster