Happy birthday to the great Van Morrison who turns 66 today. On a day like this, here's hoping there's no one complaining and everything falls into place. Enjoy your morning Sift, readers...and a video.
A- So you say you want a story to start off Hump Day? Restaurant Gal comes through.
As I ate the burger I did not enjoy, Kevin told me only a little about his depression that he couldn’t address because his efforts to help himself were necessarily punctuated, nay overwhelmed, by the pressing, constant need of seeking “shelter and food.”B- Ipanemic's mysterious trailer preview for Oculus.
C- The305.Com recommends Macita's Colombian empanadas.
The Empanadas at Macita’s Colombian Restuarant down in the Cutler Ridge slash Cutler Bay are probably the best Colombian Empanadas in all of Miami. And paired with the homemade “picante” they have – you will be in heaven. I’ve been buying these Empanadas for my family and for family functions for more than a decade and they NEVER disappoint.D- Requiring a sonogram before undergoing an abortion, something which Florida requires, has been ruled unconstitutional in Texas, according to Bark Bark Woof Woof.
As if you needed more evidence that the people behind the idea of "smaller government, more freedom" are all in favor of bigger government and less freedom when it comes to people and things they don't like, there you go.E- Random Pixels takes a look at a couple places the Miami Herald is said to be considering for their new home.
F- Political Cortadito conducts surveillance on some Hialeah politicians.
That dialogue Tuesday morning started late. Ladra, who had been so conveniently tipped off to the meeting, got there early and sat at the last table, where she had some angle on every other table. Seijas was on time and walked to the second to last table next to mine, then took a seat facing opposite me, in the same direction. It could not have been more perfect. Here I was with my sunglasses on and yesterday's paper in my face so I didn't scare them off and now I think she knew I was there all along. Bovo came about 10 minutes after -- and I don't think he had any idea that they would be watched and eavesdropped on.