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5 Minutes in New Orleans, Louisiana

5 Minutes in New Orleans, Louisiana

As my plane descended, the Crescent City slowly materialized from beneath the dense layers of silver fog draped across the bayou. New Orleans is a city unlike any other. It’s a cultural oasis that outsiders yearn to be a part of, but can really only [Read more…]

7 Tips for a Spooktacular DIY Halloween Village

7 Tips for a Spooktacular DIY Halloween Village

In Florida, you can’t trust the weather to let you know when it’s fall. Even when the calendar says that the autumnal equinox has passed, the thermometer in Florida is still ordering up pina coladas and scheduling beach days. In such dire circumstances, I am [Read more…]

The Gator Man: A True St. Augustine Legend

The Gator Man: A True St. Augustine Legend

Ninety year-old Rufus “Bubba” Stratton, a Carl Hiaasen character come to life, sits at his kitchen table, describing the day he lost two-thirds of his left thumb.  “I was up at Guana River by the dam, there was a nine-foot alligator up there stealing people’s [Read more…]

‘Til the Southern Wind Puts Me Six Feet Down (The Lone Bellow, Show #5)

‘Til the Southern Wind Puts Me Six Feet Down (The Lone Bellow, Show #5)

If you love your ears, you will take them to experience The Lone Bellow. As all of my friends are now well aware, I can wax poetic about The Lone Bellow for days. D-A-Y-S. But I’m gonna get right to the point: You need to [Read more…]