As some of you know, I make my living by doing books for Red and Black Publishers, and all of my diaries here are draft chapters for various books that I am working on. The recent lockdowns have given me time to finish a few that I was working on, and they are now available. … More A Shameless Plug
Even though I’m hunkered down, I’m still taking occasional walks outside when the cabin fever gets too heavy. (Sawgrass Lake Park is right across the street.) So I’ll keep posting some photos and updating everyone on things. A few photos: Cormorant takes a nap Tilapia fish chases a turtle away from his nest Great Blue … More Some Critters
It keeps looking more and more like this epidemic is gonna last a long time …. So I’ve gone ahead and moved into a mobile home in one of the local 55+ parks here in St Pete. It was always my Plan B in the event that something prevented me from vantraveling, though I had … More Well, Now I Have a Base Camp
Things in Florida are getting worse. All of the tourist attractions and beaches are closed. Most of the campgrounds are also closed. All gyms and fitness centers have been ordered closed, and all restaurants are ordered to become “takeout only”. I expect a total lockdown will happen soon. These are not normal circumstances, and they’re … More OK, Folks, I Am Tossing in the Towel ….
While spending the day at Fort Pickens in Pensacola FL, I got to have lunch on the nearby beach and walk around for a bit. Some photos. The park is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore Along the beach Nice day for sailing Willet pokes in the sand Pensacola Lighthouse, on the other side … More Pensacola Beach
The first shots of the Civil War, it could be said, were not fired at Fort Sumter in April 1861, but three months earlier in Pensacola FL. On January 10, 1861, Florida became the third state to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy, and that made US Army Lieutenant Adam Slemmer a target. … More Fort Pickens, Pensacola FL
So here I am back again in St Pete. Since I know this area, I figured it’d be easiest for me to ride out whatever happens, here. My plan is to mostly just stay in the van for the next couple weeks. It’ll give me time to work on some manuscripts. I have a couple … More Greetings From St Pete–Again