Tag Archives: Florida

Stormy Weather

One of the more interesting aspects of yesterday’s sermon message was the discussion our associate pastor had concerning one of the more intriguing Gospel passages about the trials and difficulties of life.  Matthew 7:24-27 comes at the very end of … Continue reading

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What Makes Weird News Weird: A Thought Experiment

From time to time my attention goes to news of the weird [1], some of which have hit literally and figuratively too close to home at times.  What I wish to do is to think of some weird stories that … Continue reading

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No Rhyme Or Reason

As I was trying to fall asleep last night, I saw a trending news story from Seminole Heights, an area of Tampa I am familiar with in the area close to I-275 just north of I-4, a place I usually … Continue reading

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Hurricane Tales

After services today, while I was working on getting music to the people who volunteered for the festival chorale here at the feast, I managed to find myself chatting with the gentleman who gave the closing prayer, who happens to … Continue reading

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Instant Karma

Florida’s reputation for providing news of the weird is certainly not something that is likely to go away anytime soon, and at times I feel honor-bound to discuss odd news that comes out of the area I long called home … Continue reading

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Book Review: Anna In The Tropics

Anna In The Tropics, by Nilo Cruz This play won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and it was a well-deserved win.  I have to admit that a great deal of my fondness for this play comes from my intimate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tropical Family Vacations

Tropical Family Vacations In The Caribbean, Hawaii, South Florida, and Mexico, by Laura Sutherland This is a rare travel book that delivers more or less exactly what you are looking for.  It gives the precise locations where it provides travel … Continue reading

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A Penny For Your Thoughts

While I was peacefully enjoying dinner, finishing reading a couple of books, and relaxing a little bit after a long week where I ended up working 44 hours despite having not been at work the first day of the work … Continue reading

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Book Review: Micro Nations: The Lonely Planet Guide To Home-Made Nations

Micro Nations:  The Lonely Planet Guide To Home-Made Nations, by John Ryan, George Dunford, Simon Sellars, and Simon Hall As someone who has read my fair share of travel guides [1], I found this to be an amusing and brief … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Unknown World Of The Mobile Home

The Unknown World Of The Mobile Home, by John Fraser Hart, Michelle J. Rhodes, and John T. Morgan I must admit candidly, as it strongly affects my own view of this book, that the world of the mobile home is … Continue reading

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