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A- Miamism Pix posts one of their trademark panoramic photos, this one of South Beach from 1111 Lincoln Road.
B- On Two Shores highlights some new thinking on the continued detention of American Alan Gross in Cuba.
Earlier in the article, Mr. Herrero mentions that “like all things Cuba-related, the debate over Gross’ incarceration has since devolved into an ideological three-ring circus where finding a solution has become a secondary objective behind not appearing to be making concessions to the enemy.”C- Jeff Eats releases the superlatives in his review of Fish Shack in Pompano Beach.
Every so often Jeff Eats comes across an absolute HOMERUN…Fish Shack is a GRAND SLAM!D- Go Hydrology! finds himself pulled between calendar and water years.
Thus, after very careful thought, I have become a stickler (and what we call in the profession as an over-zealous advocate) for computer totals for the region from May 1st to April 30th, the first six months of which match our wet season and the six months after that our dry season.E- When you want to quiet down a handful of restaurant reviewers, just (publicly) ask them which places they don't like...as they did at Eater Miami.
F- The five best sauces in Miami, according to Burger Beast.
G- Salty Eggs breaks out the lectern and reminds us that hating on Christianity is not cool.
I am not so naïve to assume that bipartisan agreement can be achieved simply by listening to the other side. I also do not think that civic discussions always lead to changed mindsets. But at the very least, treating others civilly and refraining from stereotyping can lead to more peaceful coexistence. Not in some heavenly afterlife or idyllic liberal utopia, but right here, right now, on earth.H- Car2go and DecoBike are partnering up, according to Curbed Miami.
The idea is to make it easier to switch modes of transportation depending on your needs at the moment and where you're going.I- Bark Bark Woof Woof does a review of The Hobbit.
Fortunately, director Peter Jackson has a good story to work with, and thanks to his work on The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he has a great deal of respect for Tolkien’s work.