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An unapologetic paean to our new home state: Florida!
Author’s Note: While the following discussion will make occasional attempts to be fair and balanced in its analysis and comparisons of these two states, they will probably be fleeting and half-hearted at best. Most of this piece will be almost completely biased, prejudiced, partial, and one-sided, with little or no attempt to be disinterested or objective. My Lady and I love our new home state, and that will certainly be apparent throughout the following article.
Some personal thoughts/impressions about our new home: Keyword: Gratitude.
The Gulf breezes which gave our hometown its name rustling through the pine trees and palm trees around our new home in our wonderful new home state of Florida. The sound of the turtle dove cooing in the late evening shadows. The sounds of silence should be heard by more of our fellow citizens, many of whom occupy what must be called a cauldron of cacophony all their lives. As pleasant as those moments can be, nothing comes close to having that reverie explosively interrupted, as it was a couple of nights ago, by the sound and sight of the Blue Angels flying very low over our deck on their way to a westbound turn for their homeward run up the beach (colloquially known here as a Beach Buzz) to their home at NAS Pensacola after a weekend show (this one was in Michigan). Nothing.
There are many beautiful sunrises around this old orb, but none more beautiful than the one in this photo, taken two blocks from our house: