Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Boxing Day

It started raining last night during the Christmas Feast and hasn’t let up yet, and I don’t think there’s a corollary here in Florida for “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.”

Anyway, we had a wonderful time last night courtesy of Bob and the Old Professor, joined by close friends Dan and Kathy, Ira and Susan, and Bill and Terri, sharing a great meal and good times.  I am very grateful to have such good friends.

I hope you had a good time yesterday with your friends and family if you celebrated.  What did you do?

Today is Boxing Day.  In countries and places with a British heritage, it’s an official holiday when, according to Wikipedia, “servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a “Christmas box”, from their bosses[1] or employers.”  Hmm.  I don’t have any servants, and I already got a box of chocolates from my boss, so I guess I’ll just hang out around the house and catch up on a crossword or two.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Relaxation Therapy

Lie down on something comfortable. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath and let it out slowly. Do it several times. Listen to the waves and the breeze.

7 Shady Palm

Don’t you feel better already?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Spring Break

I — along with the rest of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools staff and students — am on Spring Break for the week. Yip yah!

I know this is what comes to mind to most people when they think of Spring Break in Florida…

But mine will be more like this…

And these are the Spring Breakers that I’ll be watching.

I have a car show today in Homestead — come on down between 10 and 3 to Krome Avenue if you like — and next Saturday I’ll be traveling to Melbourne (Florida) for a national show that thankfully someone else is doing. Other than that, it’s veggie time.

Spring Break

I — along with the rest of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools staff and students — am on Spring Break for the week. Yip yah!

I know this is what comes to mind to most people when they think of Spring Break in Florida…

But mine will be more like this…

And these are the Spring Breakers that I’ll be watching.

I have a car show today in Homestead — come on down between 10 and 3 to Krome Avenue if you like — and next Saturday I’ll be traveling to Melbourne (Florida) for a national show that thankfully someone else is doing. Other than that, it’s veggie time.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Finally…

This is the first weekend since Christmas break that I don’t have anything to do other than just catch my breath, catch up on TiVo, clean off my desk, and enjoy a quiet nap if I want. (Yes, I do need to go shopping and do laundry, but hey, I do that every weekend.)

So, what are your plans for the weekend?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday, November 1, 2010

Cute Overload

Who can look at this face and not smile?

This is Walter. Brian rescued him and has turned him from a frightened and aggressive troublemaker into an adorable and affectionate friend. He’s also very energetic; Brian said that getting him to sit still for a photo is impossible. “When I get the camera out I often wonder why celebrities who profess to hate the paparazzi don’t act more dog-like…run up to them and lick the lens.”

Take the moment and enjoy.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Magic in the Mountains

The Mummy Range, Rocky Mountain National Park

I put this picture up every so often to remind myself that there’s majesty in this world, and that I was fortunate enough to spend time among it. For ten summers I had that view from my front porch, and I never took it for granted.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Take A Moment

For those of you buried under ice and snow…

Sombrero Beach, Marathon, Florida
(click pic to embiggen)

Relax and imagine yourself basking in the sun or enjoying the warm breeze in the shade for a few moments before going back to work or braving the cold.

PS: I also put this up as a commemoration of the first anniversary of the production of Can’t Live Without You at Manhattan Rep in New York. This picture was used as the publicity poster.