Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Lubber and the Frangipani

As my partner and I rounded the house coming from the car port in back of the house, I spotted a lubber on the frangipani. Now, if you aren’t familiar with lubbers, they are large leaf- and bulb-eating monsters of … Continue reading

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Gaming the System

My Greek partner Dimitris, when he arrived in the United States, had read that he could apply for a Florida ID so long as he was in residence here. Checking at the local courthouse, he found it was true so … Continue reading

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Bobo’s Best Name

I have written about the name of my blog before, but perhaps, at the beginning of summer, it is appropriate that I do so again. Bobo is sometimes a derisive name applied to a clown or joker. The closest Bobo … Continue reading

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Pat

Pat and I have been friends for many, many years. We met via the education system as we both were accepted into a program entitled the T.I.M.E program. For the life of me, I can’t remember what those letters stood … Continue reading

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The Fall and Rise of Dimitris

Last year, before my friend Dimitris came to visit me here in the United States, I bought a plant at a local nursery so as to impress him with the beauty of my home, particularly the front porch. I named … Continue reading

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How’s The Whether?

In west central Florida, citizens pay close attention to the whether: whether there will be afternoon and evening thunder showers during the rainy season or whether these phenomena will not occur fairly regularly. As a frustrated “meteorologist,” I have learned … Continue reading

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Spending and Saving

When I was growing up in Clinton, South Carolina, my family did not have a lot of money. Daddy was a bread salesman. Mother clerked downtown part-time. Although we had little, my brother and I were properly dressed and pushed … Continue reading

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