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27 Years And Counting . . .

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Last week was a bit of a milestone for me.  The Gulf State Park Pier was reopened after almost five years of rebuilding since the devastation of Hurricane Ivan.  During that period of time, I also wrote and released The Noticer, a book that begins its story under that very pier.   With Polly and […]

A New Dog!

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It has been a quiet house for the past several months since our beloved Dalmatian, Lucy, passed away. Even with a six year old boy (Adam), a nine year old boy (Austin), and three cats (Figaro, Daniel, and Angel)—you just can’t raise the roof quite as high as you can with a dog in the […]

I Loved Lucy

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She was one of twelve littermates when we chose her fifteen years ago and believe me, twelve Dalmatian puppies can seem like “a hundred and one” when they come tumbling into a room.  They were six weeks old and (remember the movie…) their spots were just beginning to appear.  The chubby female leading the pack […]

The Best Place to Eat

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Did you know there was one (very famous) fast food chain that spent more than 500 million dollars last year—in advertising alone? Think about that … FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS!! And the food isn’t even that good. Oh, I eat there sometimes. Mostly when I come to your town. Because when I am in your […]

A Grateful Perspective

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It’s Thanksgiving time again. Specifically, I mean “the holiday”, but I suppose a reminder of the concept is appropriate, too. This year, more than a few of us are fearful, confused, or just plain mad. Understand, please … I am not preaching here. This posting is as much for me as it is for you. […]

Why We Still Live Here

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After the last posting Why Do They Stay?, I anticipated hearing the question, “Why do you still live there?” And I have. The question has come from several sources since many of you link my blogs with your own or send them to your friends. In addition, quite a few newspapers printed that last one […]