A Shameless Plug

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

Some Critters

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

OK, Folks, I Am Tossing in the Towel ….

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 ….

Pensacola Beach

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

Vanlife: The Logistics of Parking in Walmart

[NOTE: I’ve blogged all these “how-to” posts before, but am gonna re-run them on occasion, since folks may have missed them, and many of them have been updated or expanded since they were first posted.] For most van-travelers, finding a place to temporarily camp is not a problem: they stay out in the countryside (known … More Vanlife: The Logistics of Parking in Walmart

Covid-19 Plans …..

Well, it looks like the whole coronavirus is gonna be causing us dwellers some difficulties: some places like libraries are already closing down for a few weeks, and I suspect other places like malls will follow. So I think I am gonna head back to St Pete for a few weeks and ride it out … More Covid-19 Plans …..