It was a strange kind of day here in South Florida. I was home and running chores but I couldn't help but notice the thick cloud cover virtually all day that reminded of my years in the Northeast. I would like to say it felt noticeably cooler, but, well, no such luck. Enjoy your Hump Day evening Sift...
A- Sweat Records provides some info on the new Black Umbrella Book Club's inaugural meeting and says that copies of Jennine Capó Crucet's "How To Leave Hialeah" will be available.
B- Miami Metblogs notes the autumn-type weather today in SoFla.
As I rode my bike to synagogue this morning, I thought I felt a slight, very slight, coolness in the air. As I got to top of the drawbridge and looked at the sky, I knew it wasn’t a tactile hallucination: there’s a cold front going through!C- Anybody wanna buy an Italian bike frame? See South Florida Fixed.
D- Random Pixels says that the newest issue of the Miami New Times might cause some hoopla on the streets of Little Havana.
A new issue of New Times has hit the streets.E- Discourse elaborates on Rep. Alan Grayson's comments from yesterday that I highlighted earlier today.
Staff writer Tim Elfrink along with Vanessa Grisalez has crafted an interesting piece on the migration of Cuba's black market economy into cyber-space
But it's not the story that may upset some in Miami.
It's the cover.
That said, Grayson's remarks can be called inaccurate in one respect — there really isn't a Republican health proposal on the table at all, just a bunch of bills each with a small number of sponsors, none endorsed by the Republican leadership.F- AshAndBurn posts a few interesting photos from around town.
To those who would attack Rep. Grayson for his unusually blunt talk, I would ask, “Do any of the leading Republican plans ensure basic health care for all Americans?” And, where were you when Republicans were using similarly hot rhetoric?
G- Urban Environment League's photos from this past weekend's Virginia Key workshop sure show some serious folks.