Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bliss

Easter Sunday listening to the Hallejulah Chorus sung by the choir of the Community Church of Miami on Lincoln Road, followed by the delights of the Antique Market. Bliss

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Where are the Lifeguards?

The Cackler is claiming salvage rights since she hauled me off the rocky bottom of the savage sea this afternoon. She says she will sell my rusting, sunken carcass to the Chinese for scrap unless I agree to do her bidding. She … Continue reading

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Lovely Day Petunia

We’re safely back at the Tranquility Pool after a near-drowning incident at the beach. The Cackler was supine on the sand after a long walk this morning when I decided to trust to the tides and enjoy a short swim. The beach … Continue reading

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Hell Being Us

The Portofino has quite spoiled us for anywhere else. Our host had family coming into town for Easter and so the Cackler and I were forced to decamp to Miami Beach. The Grand Beach Hotel boasts “luxury and comfort within reach” … Continue reading

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Art Deco, Miami South Beach

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Big Men and Tall Drinks

The Cackler and I are adapting well to the rythmn of life in South Beach, Miami. We are fortunate to be staying in one of Miami’s very best addresses: Portofino Tower.  We are guests of Mike Abrashoff, the navy officer whose captaincy changed … Continue reading

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All Go In Itchy Ankle

It is all go in Itchy Ankle. Peggoty and Barkis are new grandparents and Barkis has held a baby for the first time in his 65 years. He didn’t get married until he was 60 and so it seems safe to assume … Continue reading

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Taking inventory: the Cackler’s visit

I think I am easy to buy for, but not everyone agrees. Certainly, a high percentage of gifts I receive do seem to end up at the thrift shop. My sister, however, understands the way to my heart–and my personal … Continue reading

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Grooming tips for the Irish

My African American child has become an Irish joke. You’ve heard the one about the Irish man who ironed his shirt? Burned his neck…. Well, this week Gretel burned her stomach—yes, ironing her school shirt.

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Caviar with the usual accompaniments

Liberated from work last night at the unusually early hour of 5:30, I walked home in the sunshine. Passing Hank’s Oyster Bar, usually thronged by 7:30pm, I noticed they had seats outside. I decided to treat myself to dinner al … Continue reading

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