Another reason to hate Florida: Fire ants! Just when I thought I could put up with the heat and humidity and Gov. Rick Scott, one million of these little bastards decided it was time to teach me a valuable lesson. Lesson one: Don’t live in Florida. Lesson two: if you do live in Florida, don’t walk your dog at night past a vacant lot filled with interesting […]
Yeah, I voted. I’m not sure why. Here in the Sunshine State, the big contest was between an inept current governor and an inept former one. After a month of dueling attack ads, both men pretty much reduced each other to the stature of small, evil clowns. The sad reality of election day in Florida is knowing that no matter how you vote, one of the candidates […]
Today, for the first time in years, I was out the door and walking before 7:30 a.m. That’s quite a departure for a guy who has never been a morning person. But I’ve been forced into it. Even though the official first day of summer was just a couple of days ago, here in the Sunshine State it’s been summer since about April Fool’s Day. By “summer,” […]
One thing about the oldish houses of my neighborhood here in Springfield: A fair number of them have a pair of stone lions guarding the steps. It’s something modern home builders never think of, for some reason. Anyway, I’ve been stalking them during my daily ramble.