Tag Archives: Florida

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

Posted in History, Musings | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Christianity, Church of God, Musings | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Book Reviews, History | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in American History, Book Reviews, History | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Don’t Let Go

The story was too weird to ignore, and of course, it happened it Florida. A woman, at last check with her name withheld lest she become the target of immense ridicule and embarrassment, was hospitalized with a two-foot juvenile nurse … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, History, Musings | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments