Memories of St. Petersburg, Florida

FL palm tree park

Gizella Kosick Arboretum

FL Green Bench

Green Bench Brewing Company

FL possum sign in pub

Sign in Hops and Props bar

FL stalking

Hunting for geckos outside Hops and Props bar


Writer’s Tears

writer's tears


Writer’ tears and

Writer’s fears

Bubble over the brain like lava

Hot on a flow with an

Undertow of emotions

That embrace the brain

Like a heated vice lock.


So I surf the web

As a distraction

And await


A needle in the brain

That sparks life and

Words on paper.


(Intermediate step)

On the screen

Stored in memory


Printed to page

Where the words flow more freely

From the depths of the printer

And I am relieved that I have no more

Fears or tears.

Until tomorrow.

Budapest: Breathtaking Beauty

Budapest, Hungary, is a stunning city under the light of day or the sparkling lights cast from its regal buildings at night and reflected on the River Danube, which slides through the two halves of Buda and Pest. (Part 1)


Buda looking toward Pest

It is a very walk-able city with plenty of sights and sites to view along the way, be they churches or cafes on a square with sprawling pavement seating. (Part 1)


Hungarian Parliament at night

The food, especially the duck and fish, is splendidly prepared and presented. But finding a quality beer here can be a bit of a challenge but with research and determination it can be done. (Part 2)


When the beer offerings were at a low ebb, I switched to Hungarian red wine, which was plentiful and of good quality, hitting the right notes of fruit forward with a nice peppery finish. (Part 2)

San Diego Images

Crystal Pier as seen from level three of Tower 23, Pacific Beach.

A red rose in the Rose Garden, adjacent to Balboa Park, home to San Diego’s galleries and museums.

Pacific Ocean surf breaks sharply under Crystal Pier, some 872 feet from shore.

Over the course of a day, the price for mimosas steadily rises at the Bare Back Grill, Pacific Beach.

The old Point Loma Lighthouse, now a museum, overlooks San Diego’s inner harbour, some 427 feet above sea level.

Red wine and a setting sun at Jordan’s in Tower 23, Pacific Beach.