It's already Thursday so you know what that means. The SFDB Weekend Widget is up and running in the right sidebar. This weekend is a particularly busy one around SoFla so make sure you check it out. Here's a morning Sift to supplement your cup of coffee.
A- Bark Bark Woof Woof reflects on 9 years of blogging and mentions yours truly so, you know...
Today — November 8 — marks the ninth anniversary of this blog.B- The Cuban Triangle has some bad news for Cuban-American hardliners in South Florida, as does On Two Shores. From the former...
In this world of social media and rapid change, nine years is a pretty long time. When I did my first post on November 8, 2003, Facebook was still at Harvard and Twitter was something birds did. So far this blog has outlasted a lot of things, including any number of TV series, fads, fashions, and the George W. Bush administration. According to WordPress, I’ve written over 17,000 posts, all but one written by me. In that large a number, some of them have got to be lousy, but by and large I’ve been happy with the work and words that I’ve produced, and I have no plans to stop any time soon.
Republicans need to have a debate about immigration, and if they start one – or even if they do not – the hard-line segment of the Cuban American community will find that it no longer holds a favored position. Calle Ocho is losing its ability to deliver votes. It is less powerful in Miami-Dade and less important in Florida. And in the issue that matters for Republicans, connecting to Latinos nationally, it has no role to play at all.C- Go Hydrology! shares some signs of Fall in the swamp.
D- Redland Rambles posts some images from last week's seedling sale at Bee Heaven Farms.
It was the perfect day for visiting Bee Heaven Farm. A crisp, cool morning drenched with dew gently warmed to tee-shirt weather by noon. The sky was clear, brilliant blue, and turkey buzzards swirled high overhead, riding thermals created by freshly tilled and bedded fields. A mockingbird twittered somewhere in the spreading branches of a large poinciana tree, beneath which tables of seedlings were set up in the dappled shade.E- Get your theater fix squared away for the weekend by visiting South Florida Theatre Scene this morning.
F- Tropicult shows us the work of local artist Alexandra Valencia.