Flag Day

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She mingled with its gorgeous dyes The milky baldric of the skies, And striped its pure, celestial white With streakings of the morning light. ~Joseph Rodman Drake

We Remember Pulse

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Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old Amanda L. Alvear, 25 years old Oscar A. Aracena Montero, 26 years old Rodolfo Ayala Ayala, 33 years old Antonio Davon Brown, 29 years old Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old Angel Candelario-Padro, … Continue reading

Eyes of Genius

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Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake? Leonardo da Vinci Post title comes from Tim Elfrink’s 2012 article in the Miami New Times about artist Ahol Sniffs Glue (David Anasagasti)

Here Comes Summer

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Here comes summer School is out, oh, happy day Here comes summer I’m gonna grab my girl and run away Here comes summer We’ll go swimmin’ every day And let the sun shine bright on my happy summer home Jerry … Continue reading

Platform 1

East view from train platform at MiamiCentral Station © 2019 . All rights reserved.

Life is like a train station, people come and go all the time, but the ones that wait for the train with you are the ones that are worth keeping in it. unknown

Dancer

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The Arsht Center’s Carnival Tower recently came to life as renowned Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra installed a vibrant 60-by-40-foot mural on its exterior wall. The multi-colored mural depicts Itzkan Barbosa, a Brazilian-American dancer from Miami City Ballet School, who serves … Continue reading

Run Forrest Run

dark grey one-legged pigeon perched on a table with a "Run Forrest Run" sign visible in the background © 2019 . All rights reserved.

There is something poetic about this one-legged pigeon perched on a table at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant. P.S. According to Holiday Insights, National Bubba Day is celebrated annually on June 2. “National Bubba Day honors anyone named or … Continue reading

A Gift

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Feeling good about your life, but not expressing a heartfelt ‘thank you,’ is like wrapping a gift for someone and never giving it to them. Chip Conley According to a Japanese legend, the hydrangea became associated with heartfelt emotion, gratitude … Continue reading

Love a Tree Day

Banyan tree growing up & around the trunk of a palm tree at Maurice A. Ferré Park in Downtown Miami © 2019 . All rights reserved.

“I think there ought to be a big old tree right there. And let’s give him a friend. Everybody needs a friend.” Bob Ross May 16 of each year honors National Love a Tree Day. On this day, trees are … Continue reading

Miami Lady

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Met her in MiamiConversation turned to wineWe talked and we talkedYeah we hit it off, just fine Stayed down by the waterSlept beneath the starsWe laughed and we dancedMade love in the sandI held her in my arms Miami and … Continue reading