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CHOKE

I am in my early 60’s and without the benefit of sodium pentothal, I willingly admit that I enjoyed Beavis & Butthead. My favorite episode was “Choke.” As per usual, the boys were seated on their weathered couch watching videos…
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Forward Shift

Forward Shift People can get nostalgic when trading in a car. They often spend their final time with the vehicle and affectionately pat the hood goodbye. Photos are snapped and eyes get misty. Since I sell them for a living,…
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The Sand Castle

Daytona Beach tourism has been in an ebb tide in recent years. The current is changing beachside. A massive Hard Rock facility will be breaking ground soon. In Daytona Beach Shores, Hyatt and Marriott spent millions revitalizing two properties (one…
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Hope Restored

Dedicated to L.L. & K.L. The song “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” is dated, cornball, and a bit lame. Yet it is accurate, especially if you are old enough to carry an AARP card. When the RELATIONSHIP EVICTION notice…
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Rock and Roll Lives!

I am pleased to report that rock and roll isn’t dead. The empirical proof was a recent performance of the Winery Dogs at “Freebird Live” in Jacksonville Beach. The cool venue brought me back to my youth and the great…
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Selling a home…Have Faith

Since six grade, I’ve been an avid news hound. I recently became aware of an item (which earned me a temporary suspension of my current event card). I became aware of the premise that St. Joseph could assist one in…
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Fleetwood Mac’s Middle Reliever

The passing of some musical artists garners more press and reaction than others. The death of Fleetwood Mac’s Bob Welch (earlier this month) didn’t elicit the same impact as the passing of Kurt Cobain or Whitney Houston. His loss struck…
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Southern Fried Inspiration

Sometimes despite doing the right thing, life can still serve up a good ass whopping. Lately it seems I’ve been the recipient of a multi point pincer assault. When this happens I retreat to a chicken restaurant in the hood,…
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What the H••• Did I Do?

Facebook can be cool. I recently reconnected with a gal I knew from high school, Mary. She lives in a great community New Smyrna Beach, seven minutes away. We both mutually asked,”What brought you here?” In a sickening chorus, Mary…
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On-line Dating Blues

For me, the world of internet dating has been an odyssey for sure. I didn’t start at the shoreline, gingerly walking out into the surf. I galloped like a race horse and plunged right in from the Steel Pier. I…