While the rest of the USA is covered under a blanket of snow or sitting in the ditch after just sliding off the highway, I'm walking around nature preserves in South Florida. Yes, this counts as showing off. It's been raining a lot lately, which means the canals and ponds and preserves are full of water. And life. A couple months ago we came to
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Ok, not actually the first sunrise of 2019. It's January 18th, so there have probably been at least 17 sunrises prior to this morning. That said, I'm breaking my long (in internet time) hiatus from posting to ... post a sunrise. Not surprisingly, it's taken at a beach near our home in South Florida. Unrelatedly, it's nice to be alive. Amidst all the transient ebb
Prompted this morning by @jayna's prompting, I promptly assembled a story for her 50 Word Short Story Contest with the prompt of 'bells'. I've been remiss in my entries as of late, but since I have a slow period this morning in my work day I felt I could fit one in. Since the best stories feature something that the author has actually felt, seen,
So the wife and I traveled the long and arduous miles from Florida to Wisconsin for Thanksgiving last week. About 1600 miles one way, probably ended up at about 3500 miles of total driving during that week. That's a lot. We did, however, pay nothing in hotel costs. Our first day of travel was essentially just a night, where we traveled about four hours from
For those in the USA, we've been inundated with election information. Commercials on tv, flyers in the mail, Facebook posts aggressively promoting their candidate and tearing down the other. But as of Tuesday, it's all over. The voting is over. All the signs and billboards will go away. My Spotify feed is no longer going to be filled with virulent acid in between songs on
Is this the time we can party and burn the place down? One wonders what blockchain activity looks like when all the power players are off in Poland enjoying each others company and imbibing in mass quantities of liquor. Does all the schmoozing result in upvotes on recent posts—the modern equivalent of exchanging business cards?—or is everyone too busy being social and acting like real
So I'm sitting here working, deleting rows out of a database and waiting for the database server to catch up. Might as well write a steemit post, right? Historically, I've been treating my steemit posts as some major epiphany, some display of amazingness that I need to share with the world. With the price of steemit fairly low and the activity on the blockchain (or
It seems this whole Netcoins thing is getting some grassroots push from people with skin in the game that'd like to get steem listed on Netcoins. For those in the dark, they're holding a contest to get Netcoins listed. Steem is currently in third place, behind Verge (I have some Verge coins) and PAC Coin (I have no idea what this is). At any rate,
And in the midst of a multitude of distractions, @jayna wields her multitasking skills to offer us a new prompt in her 50 Word Short Story Challenge. This time around, we're offered the prompt of: pumpkin It's hard to carve a pumpkin and not think of the brutality of the act of cutting clean flesh and removing soft guts. It's dark
Recently, the wife and I had an opportunity to take our Landwhale out to camp near Fort Myers, FL. We camped at Koreshan State Park, named as such due to the fact that it was the former homestead of the Koreshan Unity, founded by Cyrus Teed in 1903. The community itself was carved from the wildness of the Florida landscape at that time. They built