Ruminations from the Rock and Beyond

Our Sea Life Doesn’t Have a Choice, But It Does Have a Chance

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You’d have to be under water or out in the ozone not to read, hear about or personally witness the destruction of our sea and air creatures as a result of the red tide, blue-green algae and the brown, murky water from yet another destructive infestation. It’s almost inconceivable that thousands of TONS, not pounds, of carcasses have washed up […]

One Dolphin, Three Dolphins, Then Twelve Dolphins, Oh My!

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If you haven’t had a chance to take the Dolphin Explorer Eco-Tour and Cruise on Marco Island, you’re missing a highlight of your life or bucket list. I was especially interested in experiencing the Number One National Geographic Guide recommendation in Florida of top adventures for family members of all ages. Hundreds of positive reviews were also incentive to take […]

It’s Going to the Dog…and Cats

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How often are you invited to a dog’s birthday party? Never? Rarely? All the time?    We attended our first celebration birthday party for Gypsy Sue, a part boxer and part bull mastiff who didn’t look a day over 25 in dog years, but was really turning a whopping six years old, which is 42 dog years. Gypsy Sue is […]

One Great Way to Prepare for THE CAT – it’s Coming Back!

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You’re probably aware or should be aware that the Key Marco Cat is coming back to the Marco Island Historical Society Museum in January 2019 – it’s the most amazing event to happen to Marco Island since the discoveries unearthed by the Pepper-Hearst Expedition to Key Marco in 1895-1896. Since the discovery of these prec-ious artifacts, the Smithsonian in Washington, […]

Hang In There, Only 60 Days ‘til Stone Crabs are Back

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Last season was a bonanza of stone crab claws, if you chose to partake, and the 2018 season is gearing up to be another prolific harvest. Do you ever wonder what the captains and crew do to gear up for the “season?” Well, it only lasts from October 15 to May 15, so you have to enjoy this delicacy while […]

Serious Quiz Time For You – What is Bundling and How Does This Affect Us Today?

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Here are your choices about “bundling,” try to find the relevant one for the present day. a. Bundling or tarrying is a practice of wrapping two unmarried persons, a couple, fully clothed in a bed together at the parents’ home as part of their courtship to allow intimacy without the ability to undress or have, er, sex. b. To tie […]


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