Posts Tagged ‘Florida’

Remembering my Grandfather

Remembering my Grandfather

Baltimore, Maryland.  My grandfather, Herman ‘Dinky’ Wockenfuss, died on January 27th of this year.  He was 92.  More than just the head of our family, he was one of the most important people in my life.  With a strong sense of adventure, a love for life and a penchant for mischief,  Dinky fanned the fires […]

Leaving California Behind

Leaving California Behind

Marina, California.  It’s official.  I’m leaving California.  In two weeks time, I’ll be relocating back to Florida. For much of my life, people told me that I belonged in California.  They told me I had that California laid-back vibe and attitude, and that I’d find it a land of kindred spirits.  And as my environmental […]

Easy There Tiger...We Need Sharks

Easy There Tiger…We Need Sharks

Beqa Lagoon, Fiji.  “Teen reels in 874-pound shark” was a headline in yesterday’s Pensacola News Journal.  But after reading the article and visiting the comments section I thought a more appropriate title might have been “Boy slays beloved ancestral god. Locals rejoice, but still scared of their own shadows”.  People both love and fear sharks, […]


Pleistocene Park

Pleistocene Park

Reposted from Walk on the Wild Side. Melbourne, Florida. It’s an early starry night on the Central Florida Coast. Venus sits off to the west, soaking up the last rays of the sun. Orion, my guardian, is directly overhead – forever chasing his Pleiades, while Sirius picks up the rear. This past month has been […]