Archive for April, 2007

Excellent New Blogger – More Openings Available !

As you can see , Mark is an excellent new blogger for Miami ! There is still time to join us. Apply by clicking on the comment cloud below. Please be an excellent writer who can post three times a week about anything having to do with Miami/South Florida. You will be noticed far and wide – from Miami to Melbourne, Australia and all points between.


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Well… here it is… my first Metroblog. I’ve been thinking that maybe for my first post I should keep things simple… kind of a hello / how are you? question and answer process. I know we’re supposed to write a bio but bio’s are so pretentious… I think mine says something like “professional idiot and obnoxious fool”.

Polo By The Sea


On Friday, Saturday and Sunday this coming weekend, the FedEx Polo Cup will be played in the beach in front of the Setai. Tickets are $ 130 and $ 150 -Free from the ocean side of the beach. Photo courtesy of New York Social Diary ( 2005 ).

Fire Season


Fires were raging west of Miami and Ft.Lauderdale yesterday closing Alligator Alley for several hours. Tonight’s storms may make things worse – with lightning strikes on the tinder – dry trees. Photo by Miami Herald.



Pelicans streak across the late afternoon sky on a crystal clear Easter Sunday.

Palm Beach Poodle


A poodle rides in Master’s Bentley down South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach. My son snapped this phone cam shot.

Sand Castle


My younger son and I built his sand castle at Palm Beach this weekend. The whole thing takes about 15 minutes – providing hours of joy until a beach battle or the tides knock it all down again.

Mar A Lago


A sneak peek over the high wall to The Donald’s house in Palm Beach this past weekend. Purchased for $5 million in 1984, it is now a private club for anyone with $200,000 to join. Beach cabanas start at $1000 a day. Mr. Trump and his latest wife and child spend many winter weekends there.

Water Rationing

This has been a very dry dry season, even with the occasional showers that pass by. Right now there are Phase One water restrictions – watering and washing of cars only on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday for even numbered houses and Saturday, Monday and Wednesday for odd numbered houses – and only between 4 and 7 AM. As I write this there is a huge downpour outside, so the grass should look greener in the morning.

Fisher Island


We also passed Fisher Island. In order to get here, by ferry or personal yacht, you must be a resident or a guest. Houses and incomes are all in the millions.

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