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A Renaissance Soul blogging on traveling, books, work, miscellany, and enjoying life.

Florida Life

Silver linings

My husband and I were out for one of our now daily walks in our neighborhood the other day and couldn’t help but notice how many of our neighbors we were seeing perhaps for the first time (we’ve lived in this house for more than 10 years). We’ve commiserated with the man desperately trying to keep his new sod alive as he hand-waters it. We watched a father hand his […]

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Rust Life

I saw this in the parking lot at the grocery store recently and I confess I fully appreciated the owner’s sense of humor  –  the play on the ubiquitous #saltlife prominently featured on cars and trucks here, the “Rat-rod” and “Rust Bucket” emblazoned on the tailgate, and the “Yes it’s real rust and I’m not painting it” declaration on the rear window. I think perhaps I most appreciated the way […]

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Feats of strength

We stopped to watch this performance at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on a recent visit and I was blown away by the sheer amount of strength it would take to do the various formations in their routine. This one though….unbelievable! Notice that the man in blue is supporting himself with just the palm of his hand on the other poor gentleman’s head.

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Miami in January

Last weekend, we took a trip to Miami (with a brief side trip to Key Largo and Islamorada) to visit some of my family. It’s been years since I have been down to South Florida and I’m not sure why. It’s a pretty good drive for us, but nonetheless, we were way overdue for a visit. We had a nice time, but it would have been good to be able […]

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Giant Florida Gator

This image of a huge gator has gone viral over the last few days and I’ve seen at least one reference to it as a “Florida dinosaur”. It does look rather prehistoric. At first, I thought it was fake – I mean, look at the size of that monster! But apparently it’s real. Since this beast was spotted not too far away from where I live, I’m tempted to confirm […]

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