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In Nature

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April 12, 2018

Follow Scattered Shells     There is little In Nature that compares to a walk on the beach. Regardless of what ails you or where you need to be, if you find a patch of sand, sitting next to the sea, step away from your world and enter paradise.    ...
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Food

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April 7, 2018

Follow Strawberry Shortcake     I remember, as a child, my Mother buying those little sponge cake cups, that are always close to the strawberries, in the produce section of the market, in order to make strawberry shortcake; and I would be lying if I said I did not enjoy them,...
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Action

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March 27, 2018

Follow Now, I am Scared We Really Need to Talk and Listen One of the questions, most often put before me, when I was younger and interaction with Cuba was much more restricted, was why did the Cuban people, not fight Fidel Castro, when he declared the Revolution to be communist...
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Food

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March 26, 2018

Follow Baklava I do not remember when I first ate baklava, but for some time now, when I have extra phyllo dough, usually after making a spinach pie, I will make a batch of this most wonderful decadent treat, that never seems to last. There is an extravagance in baklava, because...
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In Nature

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March 8, 2018

Follow Nor’easter   I have been battling a cold, grateful it is not the flu; but last night I took two Cold-Tylenol’s; normally I am a pretty light sleeper, but when the fan went off and the alarm began to sound, I refused to open my eyes. It was 3:30 in...
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Action

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March 1, 2018

Follow As Fran Would Say – It is a Shanda First, let me state that this call to action is not about politics, it is about people. Regardless of ones position, on the Second Amendment and Gun Control, the Parkland Massacre appears to have been the most preventable school shooting, in...
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In Nature

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February 21, 2018

Follow We Garden for Hope     Gardening can break your heart. Having to pull out the shell of a plant that did not grow or thrive, for whatever reason, can be a very sad experience; and when some unknown, unwanted, or uncontrollable element impacts your garden, and runs wild, well...
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Because I Can

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January 24, 2018

Follow Imperfect Pictures Some With Words and Others Without     There are many reasons I snap a photograph. I have previous written about the sheer joy of volume that digital photography provides us with; for me, the opportunity to get the “perfect picture” because I can take a dozen shots, in the moment, and...
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In Nature

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January 22, 2018

Follow A Baby Coconut Palm       When we bought our house in South Florida, one of its strongest selling points, at least for me, was that the large yard was undeveloped.  There were a few shrubs near the house and a few succulents; but otherwise I had a clean...
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Because I Can

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January 22, 2018

Follow The Compass Rose     Aloha Clock Tower, Hawaii     United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland     In front of the William Penn Hotel in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania     Fairchild Gardens, Miami, Florida    
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