Your Private Email Could Be Hacked For $400 Or Less

January 23, 2012
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Your Private Email Could Be Hacked For $400 Or Less

A sobering story in today’s Wall Street Journal about the vulnerability of what we think is our secure email. It turns out that for $400 or less, a thief, a business competitor, an inquisitive spouse, can hire someone on the Internet to break into our email accounts. The story by CASSELL BRYAN-LOW   about two...

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Key West’s Hemingway House, A Treasure Worth Seeing

January 22, 2012
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Key West’s Hemingway House, A Treasure Worth Seeing

Key West Florida is filled with tourist traps, eager to help relieve the tens of thousands of American as well as visitors from European and Asian who arrive on cruise boats, of their dollars. The Key West of today is a movie-set version of what it must have been like when Ernest Hemingway fell...

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Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant: A Delightful Florida Keys Day Trip

January 19, 2012
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Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant: A Delightful Florida Keys Day Trip

Every time we go to Key Largo we make at least one stop at the Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant for lunch or just a drink. No matter how often we go, I never tire of this beautiful harbor area with its incredible scenery, boats, fresh fish, and its lagoon where several times a week...

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Florida’s Tropical Fish Business May Go Cold With Temperature Drop

January 7, 2012
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Florida’s Tropical Fish Business May Go Cold With Temperature Drop

The ongoing cold snap not only is frustrating to beachgoers and theme park patrons, it also is putting unwanted stress on Florida’s tropical fish business. Popular breeds such as platies, mollies and guppies that are raised in outdoor ponds do not respond well to sudden drops in the temperature and become vulnerable to sickness...

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Florida’s Sun Worshippers Shouldn’t Say “DIET!”

January 3, 2012
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Florida’s Sun Worshippers Shouldn’t Say “DIET!”

Let’s start by calling it a “nutrition plan.” In the land of perpetual sun it might be hip to say you are dieting but it also is an admission that you will fail. The more appropriate title of nutrition plan takes the stigma out of dieting and instead gives you a psychological boost to...

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Granny Snatching: Give Florida’s Elderly the Best of Yourself for Christmas

December 21, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Give Florida’s Elderly the Best of Yourself for Christmas

If you only look at television advertising or listen to the radio version of those same ads you’d easily conclude that all is happiness at this time of the year – even husbands doing last minute shopping are having a blast! But reality is different and the holidays, whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah...

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Granny Snatching: Florida’s Elderly Should be Aware of Holiday Fraud!

December 12, 2011
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When my son was first venturing out into the world he took a year to work and enjoy a sense of independence before starting college. He looked into numerous possibilities across a broad range of occupations, including offers to sell magazines and water filters in which the “salesman” has to buy the product up...

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Granny Snatching: Florida’s Elderly Have Much for Which to Give Thanks

December 9, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Florida’s Elderly Have Much for Which to Give Thanks

I was watching the rioting in Cairo on the evening news last night and it reminded me of some information that my son passed on several months ago regarding the treatment of poor and disabled people in the United States versus elsewhere. My son is an airline pilot and occasionally flies with a co-worker...

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Florida’s Elderly Targeted by TSA

December 9, 2011
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“Three South Florida women, all elderly and with medical problems, say Transportation Security Administration officers made them take off their clothes during the screening process at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport last week,” says a report in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel. “All three, one with a defibrillator, one with a colostomy...

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