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”

Drama of love and war in my own backyard

Ask anyone who knows me where my favorite place is, and the answer would be my backyard. There’s a whole world of wonder there, an ongoing drama of war, love (of sorts), and joy. War, you may ask? In a back yard? Yep. Continue reading “Drama of love and war in my own backyard”

Chris Young pleased packed house, but disappointment over ‘Neon’

Chris Young, Lo Cash, Chris Janson concert Sept. 12 2019 Daily's Place Jax, FL
The concert featuring Chris Young as headliner with guests Lo Cash and Chris Janson drew a packed house on Sept. 12, 2019 at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, FL. (Photo: Rebecca Day/The Crazy Daysies)

Chris Young, his opening act LOCASH, and second act performer Chris Janson delivered a crowd pleasing concert in Jacksonville (FL) at Daily’s Place on Thursday, September 12. Amid delight over the great music, there was some disappointment. If you asked a fan of Chris Young which song is probably the most well known, it would likely be “Neon”, from the album of the same name.  Continue reading “Chris Young pleased packed house, but disappointment over ‘Neon’”

Enduring Dorian: Coffee, hurricane snacks, and Dave Chappelle

Promo for Chappelle 'Sticks and Stones'
Promotional image of Dave Chappelle from netflix.com

Here in North Florida, Hurricane Dorian drew our attention for a week. That storm had a hard time making up its mind. Once we saw what Dorian did to the Bahamas, we were saddened by the damage and we were concerned about possibilities here. I’ve been through a number of hurricanes in my life, and those experiences have led to a certain amount of knowledge about what to do and what not to do. Most of all, never panic, even if a hurricane comes ashore two weeks ahead of your baby’s due date and your husband is out of town.

We endured Dorian this week, and there were some activities that helped. Coffee topped the list. We have to have coffee because storms often come in the wee hours and disrupt sleep. We have to have snacks in case we lose power. We also like to have entertainment if we have power, and this hurricane’s honors go to Dave Chappelle for his special ‘Sticks and Stones.’ Continue reading “Enduring Dorian: Coffee, hurricane snacks, and Dave Chappelle”

Friday music: Live from Green Cove Springs to Fernandina Beach

Live music is one of North Florida’s best kept secrets, and this Friday there’s lots to choose from in the area where I live. One of my favorite bands is playing tonight in Fruit Cove, and one of my favorite wine bars in Green Cove Springs will rock to tunes by an accomplished musician. Meanwhile, I’ll be doing my roadie duties up in Fernandina. Continue reading “Friday music: Live from Green Cove Springs to Fernandina Beach”