Tag Archives: tropical storms

The Named No-Storm

On July 31, I woke up to light rain, enough light rain to prevent my partner from going out for his morning walk. It was a Monday and my morning to exercise at the YMCA. When I left for the … Continue reading

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The Joys of Hurricane Season

Anyone who lives in the state of Florida knows that hurricane season begins on June 1st and does not end until November 30th. Although no one wants to have to deal with a major hurricane, the hope, instead, is that … Continue reading

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The Leaf

During the recent tropical storm that besieged the west coast of Florida for two days, I spent a lot of time staring at my electronic rain gauge. It is set up on a bedside table and measures rainfall captured in … Continue reading

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Human Nature

I am a closet meteorologist. I have never had any formal training, but I applied, when I was in the Navy, to be just that–a weatherman. With my English teaching background and a remarkable typing ability, the Navy decided to train me … Continue reading

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Sky Lightning

When I had my house built in 1989, one of the items I wanted to include was a skylight. I also wanted a fireplace (or thought I did), but the builder said I had to make a choice: fireplace or skylight. … Continue reading

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The Bowl Game

Years ago, Rick, a fellow school teacher, and I began bowling together. We had no plans for excellence in bowling, just wanted to bowl and have a good time. However, there were obstuctions to our bowling. The first place we … Continue reading

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