Cheering On the Ironmen (and Women)

One of the best things about living in downtown Miami is the frequency of festivals, races, and other special events, which typically take place within easy walking distance of our apartment. This means that lazy people like us can enjoy music, fireworks and other shows by merely sitting on our balcony or heading to the … Read moreCheering On the Ironmen (and Women)

Returning Home After Hurricane Irma

Well, that was interesting. After dashing around the state in a panic, wearing ourselves out with storm preparation, and spending an anxious 24 hours watching Hurricane Irma make the final march toward and over Florida, the storm was finally over and the clean up could begin. We and our loved ones experienced no significant damage … Read moreReturning Home After Hurricane Irma

Cape Cod: An Overcast Day in Provincetown

A family reunion has brought us to Cape Cod for a week long stay in Wellfleet (map), which is one of many historic settlements on this maritime peninsula. Wellfleet is at the point where the elfin-shoe of the Cape begins curving back from the Atlantic toward the Massachusetts mainland, and is considered part of the … Read moreCape Cod: An Overcast Day in Provincetown

The Magic City Reprise

The origins of Miami’s nickname, the Magic City, are a little murky, but it appears to be rooted in classic Chamber of Commerce boosterism. The city grew dramatically in the years after the arrival of the railroad in 1896, with the population blossoming from a few dozen people in the pre-railroad era to 444 citizens … Read moreThe Magic City Reprise