God Bless America!

I believe in God and I believe I have a right to say that. I am a citizen of the United States of America and I am proud to be an American. This country has been built on the diversity of its people and the hard work of generations. What distinguishes us from others is…

I Love a Parade….

I attended the Naples, Florida Christmas Parade this past Tuesday.  The Gulf Coast Sharks, the high school band my daughter marches with was there as well as bands from some of the other high schools in Naples.  The parade was magical.  It was an hour and half of Christmas cheer.  There were Santa's, snowmen, living…

Here’s to mom’s!

Mother's Day, a day to celebrate our mom's.  The women in our lives who gave birth to us, raised us and supported us.  Mom's are special people.  Mom's know how to encourage us in our endeavours, yet help pick us up when we fail.  Mom's have the capacity to love so immensely that sometimes it is by…

Spring cleaning and stuff!

Spring has sprung, in fact in Florida it feels more like summer than spring.  The time of year when spring cleaning and getting ready to enjoy the lazy, hazy days of summer is here and that means cleaning.  Not just ordinary vacuuming and dusting, but this is the time of year I like to get…

Making A Memory this Christmas…

My daughter graduated from the University of Florida this past weekend and is now home.  Although she did not want to walk for graduation, she is not into all the pomp and circumstance, I asked her to do it for my benefit.  Like a rite of passage, I wanted her to complete the journey of college with the ceremony. …

Christmas Magic

The arctic blast that has enveloped most of the country has turned sunny south Florida into a frigid zone.  Waking up to a 39 degree temperature is not something you think will happen when you live down south, yet even Florida is fighting the cold and it is another year of freeze warnings and watching…