Don’t Let The Other Guys Win

We are lucky to have the privilege of voting. When I was young I barely paid attention to politics of any kind, and usually I only voted in the presidential election. Even then I was very uninformed. I let other people tell me who I should vote for and I followed the advice of friends. […]

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Does Collecting Seashells Really Harm Beaches?

Don’t you feel guilty about collecting seashells? Apparently some people think you should. When I found this article entitled, “Hey Tourists: Leave Those Shells on The Beach Would Ya?” at the Care2.com site, I had to read it.  And then I shook my head. After all, I write about collecting seashells and that post is […]

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The Deadly Bacteria in Florida Sea Water

My son, who lives in Florida, called me last night and said there had been nine deaths there from people simply going into the ocean water. Of course that news won’t be widely reported (and I hadn’t seen anything about it up here in the northeast) since Florida is a tourist state.  And the ratio […]

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Finding A Sea Rock

On my recent Florida vacation I spent as much time as possible at the beach. And I always kept my eyes open for seashells, and other gifts from the sea. This little sea rock was a unique find. The east coast beaches of Florida, where I visited, is not known as a beachcomber’s paradise, but […]

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Originally posted on Beach Treasures and Treasure Beaches:
Inspired by an idea she saw in Real Simple, my mom (Jody) got to work scheming up ideas for seashell pancake designs, and today, we finally got around to making them! The article, which showed how you can make edible autumn leaves out of pancake batter, suggested…

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