Monthly Archives: February 2018

Perennial Beauty

The Sandpearl 2018.  Clearwater Beach.  Same as it ever was.  ‘Nuff said.

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Scenes From Dunedin

This just may be my favorite time of year, spending time in Dunedin by night and by day, before heading over to Clearwater Beach.  (Laura Ryan can relate!) And what better finale than the sign outside of “The Island Store”!

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The First Phillies-Yankees Matchup of ’18

Spring Training provides multiple games between the Phillies and Yankees given the proximity of the two clubs, but interestingly this year all four games between the two squads will be completed by March 8 (three of them coming this week … Continue reading

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First Images of Spring Training 2018

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Coasting into the Gulf

Great to see the lush green ground below as we approached Tampa airport earlier this afternoon.  What a delightful airport, frankly, compared to the dingy Newark trappings we left behind.  The car rental  at TPA used to be just across … Continue reading

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A Ticking Time Bomb

The Parkland, Florida school massacre perpetrated by Nikolas Cruz is a classic story of “where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire”.  As this SunSentinel article reviews, there were numerous signs that this was a troubled individual.  What responsibility does society have … Continue reading

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Nature Evocative of an Escher Spiral

At first these clouds appeared like a DNA helical pattern in the sky. And then by the time I pulled over to capture their beauty, they unravelled to appear more like a tantalizing Escher spiral.  In any event, life imitating … Continue reading

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Congrats to Kayla Goldstein and the Bruriah Lightning!

Kayla’s fan club was in place to watch #42 and her Bruriah Lightning teammates begin their playoff run for girls high school basketball. The first quarter was a defensive lockdown battle, with Bruriah taking the early lead and finishing up … Continue reading

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A Bright Afterglow

Still basking in the Eagles’ improbable run to Super Bowl LII Victory after Wentzylvania reverted to Folesadelphia.  Barnes & Noble in Brick, NJ (and I suspect in all their locations with perhaps New England as an exception) has a nice … Continue reading

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The Agony of Defeat and the Thrill of Victory

THE AGONY OF DEFEAT “It’s disappointing.” “Losing sucks.” “A Burr up his …” Waaaahhhh … … AND THE THRILL OF VICTORY: E-A-G-L-E-S – EAGLES! Confident fans on the way to the game: Victory vindicates the Jaws of Defeat: Lady Luck … Continue reading

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