Park Beautification with City Year Volunteers

It’s spring — or at least it is here in Miami, where winter is generally somewhere between fleeting and nonexistent. That means it’s time for my firm’s annual collection of service projects, which I am always excited to join. Unlike last year, when I traveled all the way to Ft. Lauderdale to build habitats for … Read more Park Beautification with City Year Volunteers

Birding Adventures at Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Winter is the time of year when migratory birds make their home in South Florida, and our native birds gear up for mating season. It’s also the time of year when we are least likely to be attacked by mosquitoes, so winter is our preferred time for getting out and seeing South Florida wildlife. One … Read more Birding Adventures at Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Carrying on the Croatian Povitica Tradition

Ken’s father’s family originated from Croatia, and like other immigrants they brought their home country food traditions to America. One that has survived to the present day in our family is the time-intensive and resource-intensive walnut-filled coffee cake known as povitica. It’s not a particularly sweet bread, since Eastern Europe traditionally did not have easy … Read more Carrying on the Croatian Povitica Tradition

Enjoying the Silence at Shark Valley in Everglades NP

It’s hard to believe that we have been living full time in Miami for over a year, and had not yet visited the Everglades from our new home base. Miami has the distinction of bordering two of the most unique national parks in the country — the underwater wonderland of Biscayne National Park and the … Read more Enjoying the Silence at Shark Valley in Everglades NP