The Island Chronicles: In Print at Last

We are pleased to announce that The Island Chronicles--our premier work--is now in print. The first two installments, Paludavia (The Swamp Road) and At the Inlet, are immediately available, and the last two, The Final Decision and Two Paths, will be very shortly. These represent the fourth and fifth books this webmaster has had published …

The Event of the Season

The Christmas/Advent season is upon us at last, complete with the culture war over replacing a Christian holiday with a secuarlist/pagan one. It's sad that it has come to that, especially since this isn't the first time that we have different religions celebrating something at the same time of year. So let's really brighten up …

Ann Coulter Finds Voting in Palm Beach Tricker Than It Looks

We cannot resist saying something about the problems that Ann Coulter is having in establishing her proper precinct to vote in in Palm Beach. First, I find the whole concept of voting at either St. Edward's Catholic Church or Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church--where I grew up--to be an entirely fascinating concept. Second, I think that the …

Election 2006: Going from Bad to Werts

When people think of "traditional" Palm Beach restaurants, they usually refer to places such as Testa's (my grandparents' favourite hangout) or the Petite Marmite. But for those of us who lived there in the late 1960's, a place not to be left off of the list was Wert's, on South Ocean Boulevard not far from …

The Tree that Grows in Heaven

At the very end of the Bible, the following appears in the description of paradise: On each side of the river was a Tree of Life which bore twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (Revelation 22:2, Positive Infinity New …

Katrina Reflections, One Year Out

Last year, when Hurricane Katrina did her destruction on the Gulf, we spent a good deal time on the subject, as we had spent a good deal of time in South Louisiana in years past. Some of our postings were as follows: When Your Metairie is Wiped Out Prayer and the French Quarter Reflections on …

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