Aug 232016
 

Summer ended over the weekend here in the southern Arctic known as central Pennsylvania.  For the past few weeks it has been nice and warm, temps up near 90, with lows at night in the 70’s, and all everyone did around here is bitch about the heat.  Except me of course.  But on the past Sunday, […]

Jul 302016
 

It’s still relatively warm up here and even the rain has been sporadic, leading many to claim this area is in a drought situation.  Not seeing it but it gives the weather bunnies something to talk about.  It’s only the end of July now but if one were to take a stroll through some of […]

Jul 242016
 

You unfortunate people on the mainland may have heard something now and then about how laid back and relaxing living on an island can be.  Not just Key West but any island.  I can speak from experience when I say it’s all pretty much true.  When you settle in on an island, life takes on […]

Jul 142016
 
How Do You Like Them Apples?...

It ain’t all bad here.  If you stay away from the restaurants there is some good food around.  Some of it is just now ready for harvest like these: These are Lodi apples.  Very similar if not the same as the store bought Granny Smith.  A bit softer but with the same flavor.  They are […]

Jul 132016
 

I’m not a big fan of eating at restaurants.  For the most part, I find restaurants to be over priced, uncomfortable, and the food less than appealing.  Don’t get me wrong, there are some I do enjoy going to now and then.  But they are local spots with a certain flavor to them.  Places where […]

Jul 082016
 

When I heard about it I predicted it.  And it looks like it will be happening. The it I am referring to is the new condo project at Sunset Marina.  Back in the far corner of said marina in the older parking lot, the developers decided to build some more condos.  About 60 or so. […]

Jun 122016
 

I’m back in Pa., all safe and sound from my all too brief trip back to Key West.  I was able to get all I needed to get done in the short time I was back on the rock and now I am going to just chill out for the rest of the year until […]

May 222016
 

I continue on with my self imposed exile to the land which time forgot.  The days slog by with endless rain, fog, and dreary cold weather.  I rarely go outside other than to make the occasional run to the store, maybe go out to eat, and lately, do some chores for a relative who is […]

May 012016
 
Living In The Land Of Fog And Walkers...

It’s Saturday as I write this and it’s been 3 days since I’ve seen the sun shine.  Really, it’s been foggy, cloudy, and rainy for 72 hours straight with no end in site.  This is what the view has been like out the window… And this is on a good day. This is the weather […]

Apr 192016
 

Last week I returned to Key West, mainly to take care of some minor but important things.  Having taken care of said things I stuck around seeing if I could find a place to stay, at least for a month or so until I returned back up north.  I looked everywhere and for anything, even […]

30 Hours Of Ridin’ The Rails…

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Apr 132016
 
30 Hours Of Ridin' The Rails...

Once again I find myself on the floor of a back corner of Miami International Airport where I will be spending the night before jumping on the bus back to Key West.  This after two days or 30 hours of riding the Amtrak from Pa. to Florida.  This was my first really long train trip […]

Apr 032016
 

This sure as hell ain’t the Keys.  As I write this post the forecast is for lows in the 20’s, high winds, cloudy, and a dusting of snow.  The coming week, my last up here, is nothing but more of the same.  Lots of cold weather, rain, sleet, dreary, and depressing.  I’m ready for some […]

Mar 302016
 
Drillin' N' Fillin'...

As you read this I am on my way back to the end of the world, looking forward to warm tropical breezes, and the laid back island life of which I so richly deserve….just kidding.  I’m still in Pennsylvania.  Seems I got another delay.  Instead of sunshine and seascapes, this is my current view… Depressing, […]

Mar 252016
 
Relaxing, Eating, & Recharging...

I’m still in Pennsylvania, and will be here until the end of the month.  While the original purpose of the trip was not for the best of reasons, the rest of time up here has proven to be a good move.  I’ve been able to relax, eat way too much good food, and get recharged […]

Mar 202016
 

Once again I find myself in the cold, desolate, dreary north.  It’s in the 30’s here with some snow forecast for Sunday.  But it’s ok.  I’m warm and comfy inside and don’t really have to go out much.  I came up for a funeral, which went well, all things considered, and since it’s not really […]

Mar 142016
 

As I write this post on Sunday night, I’m sitting in a rather nice apartment on a canal in Key Largo.  I’ve been here for a couple days now negotiating a new gig.  One of my website clients has been pushing me to come back to this island and go to work for him running […]

Mar 062016
 

It’s my last weekend in Orlando.  Come Tuesday morning I’ll be riding the rails and dogs back to Key West.  I may only be there for a few days but still, it will be nice to be back home, even if I don’t have said home. It’s a bit of an anniversary for me also. […]

Mar 012016
 

I’m on my third and final week at my friend’s house here in Orlando.  It’s been a relaxing stay allowing me to wind down from the bullshit I left at the trailer trash hilton.  I’ve been able to get the book published, get some semblance of cash flow, and generally just not worry too much […]