Archive for January, 2012

Seat us in the non-angry birds section, please!

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

If you're going to bring your electronic toys and games into a restaurant, then either use headphones, or mute the sound. Subjecting other diners to your noise--yes, noise--is nothing short of inconsiderate and rude. Your children might not know any better--but YOU should. And, it's up to YOU to teach ...

Sarasota to Savannah to Richmond

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

This is a blog entry just for my own future memory… so I can later determine where I was, and when. For most of the past week, we were staying in a rental house on Man of War Circle in the East Paddocks area of Sarasota. It was spacious, but ...

Wednesday, January 18th—New College, Cortez, and Venice

Friday, January 20th, 2012

We began Wednesday by touring New College and the surrounding area. Our first stop—the Music and Arts Pavilion—was closed, the hours and days posted on the front notwithstanding. From there, we headed down to Cortez for lunch at Star Fish Market… another excellent seafood meal. Upon leaving Cortez, we set a course ...

Sarasota, Days 1, 2, and 3

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

We're renting a house in Sarasota, about six miles from the coast. We've been taking things easy, and not trying to cram too many things in—something we usually do far too often. It's not unusual for us to return from a vacation… needing a vacation. We arrived on Sunday. The house ...