Archive for September, 2006

More Progress

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Looking to the North – we see the soon to open Opera House and skyscrapers rising in the Biscayne Corridor.

Unstoppable Progress!

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This afternoon I rollerbladed from South Beach to Coconut Grove. In downtown I took note of our City’s relentless march into the future.

Homeward Bound

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Early this evening – back from fishing.

Florida Earthquake !

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At 10:56 this morning, 250 miles west of Tampa, a 6.0 Quake rocked the Gulf of Mexico ,Western Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana. Tremors were felt as far as Cancun and North Carolina. There were some concerns of a possible tsunami in the Gulf, but it was determined no warning would be needed. On the map above you can see where the quake was felt.Go here for a full report. If you felt it , please comment.

In honor of September 11th

Miami #1 – In Cellphone Usage !

imagesAccording to today’s New York Post Miami has the highest cellphone usage in the United States. The average caller makes and receives more than ten calls a day – New Yorkers only make or receive seven. And when is anyone here in Miami not on their cellphone ? – never ! – unless they’re swimming .

Doctor, Doctor

Where does one find inexpensive health care in Miami? For the uninsured–but willing to pay for a doctor’s visit–it seems you have to be on the verge of death and therefore in need of a hospital emergency room. Otherwise, doctors don’t have the time.

An early morning visit to the county clinic in Miami Beach was, shall we say, discouraging–lines out the door. But at least there are doctors in there, if you have time…to wait all day.

Other states have multitudes of low-cost health clinics. What about Florida? What about Miami? Are they here?

Where does one find inexpensive health care in Miami? For the uninsured–but willing to pay for a doctor’s visit–it seems you have to be on the verge of death and therefore in need of a hospital emergency room. Otherwise, doctors don’t have the time.

An early morning visit to the county clinic in Miami Beach was, shall we say, discouraging–lines out the door. But at least there are doctors in there.

Other states have multitudes of low-cost health clinics. What about Florida? What about Miami? Are they here?

Order In !

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As a lifelong New Yorker ( though I’ve lived here 4 years now) I was used to never having to cook or leave my house for an excellent meal – simply picking up the phone, or now, in more modern times clicking for it.
When I arrived here I discovered that was not the case – unless one wanted gloppy Pizza Hut fare. Now – a solution – StopCooking.com would like to parlay the following “Miami residents can order food online for delivery or pick up from Wing Zone, Natural
Chicken Grill, Akashi, Fox’s, Chef Tian, Power Pizza, Blu Pizzeria, Mojito Grill, and Two Chefs in the South Miami/University of Miami area. In South Beach, residents can order online from Bambinas Pizza, Pita Loca, Pita Pit, El Rancho Grande, Poz Cafe, Taste Bakery & Cafe, Blimpie, Master’s Italian Restaurant, Hakan Turkish Grill, Sopranos Pizza, and more.”

On these monsoon days – what could be better ?

Hurricanes vs. Seminoles Upset [Score: 10 – 13]

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Last night, ‘Canes fans went to sleep with heavy hearts after watching a strong Miami team lose after leading before half-time. The stadium was packed and even in the rain the game continued. I watched it but went to bed after the last interception. I’d forgotten what an emotional rollercoaster football could be. Can’t wait until the FIU vs UM game comes around so I can root for my alma mater (FIU).

lanc.jpgSad FIU News:
This past weekend Lance Preston, a former FIU team captain was killed in a motorcycle accident after being thrown 80 feet. [Read FULL article here]

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