Monthly Archives: January 2012

stone crabs in the bay

A very hot Sunday in Islamorada.  Most sane people are in the shade.  On the dock, surrounded by pelicans,  in full sun,  Joe is cutting up a barracuda, bait for stone crabs,  and we fall to talking. Joe normally takes … Continue reading

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miami beach and the road south

“Would you like to see where Gianni Versace was killed?”   An enthusiastic young woman indicates a rather lumpen sub-Italianate villa on the front at South Beach.  It is not clear what the benefits would be – do we trawl centimetre … Continue reading

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darkness almost everywhere

St Agnes’ Eve – Ah, bitter chill it was! The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold: The hare limped trembling through the frozen grass, And silent was the flock in woolly fold: Numb were the Beadsman’s fingers, while he … Continue reading

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