Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Because I live in Florida, I understand how a hurricane can affect you. I wish all those in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states the best during the next couple of days. Many of you will experience power outages, have trees fall on your houses, and some will lose life and property. Ihope you have a speedy recovery.

Here' a link to for those who would like an update on the storm.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fall Springs in South Florida

Fall Springs in South Florida
The past two days reminded me of falling leaves and how comfortable it feels in the fall when you live up north. At least it felt that way early in the morning before the sun made it too hot because the temperature rises to the low eighties by noontime at the latest.

People form the North tends to miss the change of seasons. Some even move back because they miss the seasonal variety, but I can’t say that it bothers me that much. The last time I flew north in December, 19 inches of snow and a six-degree temperature numbed my body and soul and prompted me to never leave Sunny South Florida after November 15th again.

Most people that live in Florida weren’t born here, and that will change as the next generation comes to the area and the population continues to expand. The pristine beauty that was Florida decades ago no longer exists. Industry replaced tourism as the permanent population grew.   
According to the Census Bureau, Florida’s population nears 20 million, as it grows at a rapid pace, as indicated in the graph:

The only issue to ponder is how long can this continue.