Amazon goes Sears retro—sort of

Amazon is a company I rely on regularly despite the fact I often disagree with the founder’s politics. In last week’s mail I received a print publication. I immediately thought of Sears Roebuck. Continue reading “Amazon goes Sears retro—sort of”

Mystery of Hexagatha’s curse remains unsolved

It’s been a year since I unwrapped the witch my daughter and I named Hexagatha. I retrieved my fall decorations from storage this week as October drew near. I’m thinking Hexagatha will sit this Halloween out because a mystery surrounding her remains unsolved. Continue reading “Mystery of Hexagatha’s curse remains unsolved”

Wood smoke and pumpkin drink recipes hint at fall in N. Florida

Last night as I walked outside with our dog Bear, I welcomed the cool breezes after a brief shower. The temp was in the low 60s here in North Florida, and I detected a hint of wood smoke. Floridians will build a fire the minute the temp gets below 70 degrees. I decided to check my email and saw a promo message from Walmart. Continue reading “Wood smoke and pumpkin drink recipes hint at fall in N. Florida”

How I’ll deal with the CDC’s policy on trick or treating 2020

How do you deal with the CDC’s advisory on Halloween? The Centers for Disease Control now classifies “Participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door” as a “higher risk” activity to “avoid.” I don’t plan to avoid it, and I have a good plan to celebrate it in keeping with the tradition of my ancestors. Continue reading “How I’ll deal with the CDC’s policy on trick or treating 2020”

Live music and fireworks ready to help you celebrate Happy Birthday, USA in Jax

The Coronavirus may still be suppressing our normal lives, but the good news is live music still lives in Jacksonville. There are plenty of options for hearing music stream directly to the comfort of your backyard or family room, or for heading out to grab a cold one and listen in person.

Music starts on Thursday, July 2 and goes right through the weekend. Unlike other cities, Jax will also feature fireworks displays, and instead of centralizing those  displays at one location, they’ll be held in different areas around this sprawling city. Continue reading “Live music and fireworks ready to help you celebrate Happy Birthday, USA in Jax”