Are you ready for Friday, readers? I sure am. But before we get there we I have a great evening Sift for you. Have fun.
A- We're knocking on the dry season's door, according to Go Hydrology! who, of course, has a graph to prove it.
B- I think Discourse's position on Obama is shared by a lot of Democrats.
C- Because many of us only take the time to criticize and condemn them, I think Broward Blog's mention of yesterday's loss of a BSO motor officer is worth noting.
D- Obalesque gives us plenty of reasons why he doesn't set foot on boats.
E- Coconut Grove Grapevine is done, for sure...maybe.
I have decided to end the Grapevine, but maybe not totally end it, I don't know yet. What I am doing is stopping daily publication for now, only because I feel that I have other things I need to do and I believe that you physically have to shut one door to have another door open.F- For photos of the M83 concert at the Fillmore go to Beached Miami, for a review, check out Salty Eggs. From the latter...
I forgot I was at the Fillmore, forgot I was on the planet — a good, high-energy, perfectly-timed, well-performed show can do something like that to you, but M83 is at this point deft when it comes to creating the euphoric feeling you get when you hear them at home. Their lead guitarist threw himself on the floor after “Couleurs.” I feel like that is what the rest of us probably wanted to do, too.G- Is downtown Pompano's revival going to be centered around the new Tri-rail station? Possibly, as Curbed Miami explains.
The plan radiates from the station, reconnects the area's former street grid, puts the densest areas near the station itself, creates smaller neighborhoods within the larger scope that have varying characteristics, adds bike lanes, and creates a new network of public green spaces.H- If you plan on going to the F.A.T. Vullage Art Walk this weekend [see the Weekend Widget in the sidebar] then you might just catch Rip Her To Shreds at the Projects...at Arterpillar.
I- Choices Cafe in Miami is a great choice for vegans and vegetarians, according to Meatless Miami.
The place is called Choices because you can eat any "style" from completely raw to hearty cooked food, and everything there is vegan. The staff are great and they throw vegan-related events too. Highly recommended!J- South Florida for Beginners moves on to Congressional District 25, which they call the The Diaz-Balart Fiefdom, and provides an in-depth look at the DB Family.
The main leitmotif that runs through the family is their implacable hatred for Fidel Castro. Both Lincoln and Mario have been in the vanguard of the anti-Castro hardline in Congress, and don’t seem to have modified their views one iota. Well, they keep getting elected, so why should they? And it’s really a symbiotic relationship—the Castros need the hardliners to rally support on the island, and the hardliners need Castro to keep getting elected.