This turkey (who narrowly escaped the butcher block on Thanksgiving, but was pardoned by Obama along with 260 other Death Row inmates), wants to wish all six of my readers, along with the entirety of the vast unwashed who choose not to read my drivel a
As I wait out a band of rain from Hurricane Matthew before going outside to take more pictures of my house, I recall the last bout my part of Florida had with a major hurricane. Actually, that year it was one major hurricane, one lingering rain maker, and a third that would dump yet more rain on us. The one-two punch of Charley and Frances that year tested us and then Jeanne beat us up some more. A fourth storm, Ivan, threatened and then took a different path. [Read more…]
As my six loyal readers probably are aware, I do some volunteer work, and among my favorite volunteer stints is my fund raising for the American Heart Association. At this time every year, this turkey reaches out from his heart to yours to ask for support for my efforts, which culminate in the Greater Orlando Heart Walk. Last year was a banner year. I raised over $1,800 for this great cause. This year, I’m getting a late start, so I’ve set more modest goals.
Heart disease and stroke have impacted most of us in a very negative way. My two grandfathers died as the result of heart attacks before they had reached my age; my father had a bypass operation in his sixties, but died of other causes. Thus, I’m particularly sensitive to matters of the heart and cardiovascular system.
If you feel so inclined, please support the American Heart Association with a donation by clicking on the thermometer icon at the top of the rightmost column on this page, which I have also included below for your convenience. If you plan to be in the Orlando area on September 10, please join us for a few hours on Saturday morning for a nice, 3-mile walk with about 10,000 close friends.