Showing posts from September 10, 2017

My first time! (lunch with Deacon Allan Rogers at Chipotle)

Allan Rogers, (the excellent Deacon at St. Boniface Church, Siesta Key, FL)  and I had lunch today.

At my request we went to the Chipotle on Frutville Rd in SRQ  (Fruitville and Honore).

I had never before eaten at at Chipotle restaurant.

This  restaurant chain got a bad rap a few years ago when they served some "contaminated?" meats, and customers got sick.

And I knew that their food is high in calories.

But I wanted to give them a try.

Silly me, I had always thought that Chipotle was a high end chain with servers etc.  Instead  I discovered that it's just another fast food joint with a lot of "take out" customers

I got a Burrito with Chorizo.

It was very good but extremely unmanageable in its wrap..  So I went back to  the counter; got a bowl, and poured the contents out,  eschewing the wrap.

It was pretty darn good in spite of all the calories, and the high price.  I think that my local independent Mexican restaurant could provide  a superior product at a lo…

It's always the poor wot suffers. (Hurricane Irma)

It's always the poor wot suffers.

As the memory of Irma recedes, some of us are very aware of the tremendous losses and destruction in the Virgin Islands, Barbuda, Puerto Rico and Cuba etc.

Many may also have heard of the damage in such Floridian places as Naples, Jacksonville, and the Florida Keys.

Not on all of our radars are some of the poorest communities in Florida.

Take for instance the very poor southern Florida community of Immokale, where most of the residents are impoverished Haitians and Mexicans (migrants who make sure that we have tomatoes year round).

Everglades City was also hard hit.  My sister Ruth, her husband Dennis and I were there last year, we took an utterly delightful rise by boat out into the Thousand Islands

Post Irma Gratitude


Post Irma Musings


For Sale! For Sale!

51/2  Gallons of fresh spring water,

Not needed and not used in Hurricane Irma, Sep.. 2017.  (Gratefully). 

Never used.

Certainly not re-cycled.

Available for $5.50 or above,  plus shipping charges.

Minor damage

My Lanai (a fancy word) is really what what more modest New Englander's would call a screened in porch