It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green

It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green

When Kermit the Frog laments of being green like the leaves, I think of Central Florida—green year round. It’s difficult to tell when summer ends and autumn begins. Our Christmas photos were typically taken in November, in the yard or by the pool. And because of...
Sometimes Florida Bugs Me

Sometimes Florida Bugs Me

Floridians boast they live in paradise. You can’t beat the almost year-round summer weather. But bugs also love the heat.  We share our spaces, indoors and out, with thousands of insects: book-loving silverfish, blood-thirsty mosquitoes, helicopter-sized...
Passport Panic

Passport Panic

 At sixteen, I got my first passport for a mission trip to Haiti. Iguanas the size of small dogs ran across the landing strip.                              Ripe mangoes fell from trees on top of our tents. But my love of travel didn’t start there. During spring...

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