Christmas lights on palm trees?

It happens all the time – the palm trees get you. I swore it would never happen to me. All my life, I’ve had family all over Florida – Miami, Jacksonville, Daytona, Crystal River, Dunnellon, Cocoa Beach, etc. Coming to visit was a semi-regular thing. I always said the same thing: “Florida is pretty and … Continue reading

“All I do is win, win, win – no matter what.” – Floyd Mayweather Khaled, Jr.

Let’s get one thing out of the way: I don’t follow boxing.  I never have, not past the parties my parents would throw for huge PPV bouts when I was a kid.  So, no, I’m absolutely not an expert.  But, I don’t have to be an expert to understand the rules. If I happen to … Continue reading

Why’d you unfollow me, bro??

I see it all the time. “I lost 19 followers and I know who they are, thanks to #whounfollowedme” I’d like to start by saying that yes, I’m familiar with “Who Unfollowed Me”. The first time I saw someone tweet such a thing (@ShaneCarwin, if I’m being specific), I thought to myself “Who does … Continue reading

Nine-One-One, Two Thousand One

Here we are,  the tenth anniversary of 9/11/2001.   It doesn’t at all seem like an entire decade has passed since this awful tragedy.  Perhaps that has something small to do with my age.  For many in my generation (born in the 80’s), Sept 11th marked the first “I remember where I was when…” moment … Continue reading

Amy, why don’t you write??!

It always surprises me how often I find myself fielding the “Amy! Why don’t you write?!” question. The answer is pretty simple:  I don’t feel like it. Okay, maybe not quite that simple, but close.  I should say “I don’t feel like writing for any real purpose”.  The truth is – I do write.  I write papers … Continue reading

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