Steely Admiration

I just trashed a post on which I’d been working for the last two days. It was ostensibly about the late Walter Becker, but really more about Steely Dan and how much I’ve enjoyed their music over the years. It didn’t take long, however, for me to discover that my knowledge of Steely Dan is … More Steely Admiration

Post Irma: Grateful

In the end we were very, very lucky. While many people in the state of Florida are facing tremendous challenges from Hurricane Irma’s destructive winds, we got through it with completely unscathed. The only thing I lost was sleep. The storm began hitting in the late afternoon with powerful rain squalls. This continued on and … More Post Irma: Grateful

Sheltering in Place for Irma: The Zen of Bodily Functions

After a day of decision, with periods of indecision tossed in for variety sake, we have decided to “shelter in place” for Hurricane Irma. As expected, the city of St. Augustine declared a mandatory evacuation late Thursday to be effective today, but our decision today is based on the current, projected path of the storm. … More Sheltering in Place for Irma: The Zen of Bodily Functions

Avoiding the Cockroach Motel: Preparing for Hurricane Irma

I pulled into a gas station yesterday with my tank just above the 3/4 mark. In spite of reports of gas shortages around the state of Florida, I drove right up to empty pumps and unceremoniously topped off my tank to the tune of a cool $12.00. I drove off feeling smug and full of gas. … More Avoiding the Cockroach Motel: Preparing for Hurricane Irma