So Much to Learn

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This is, at least, the fifth blog that I’ve started in the last 15 years.  There was More Or Less, The Conch Shack, Kiva Cup (which I still contribute to on occasion but is now under new management), Good Fences Good Leaders (the topic of which I decided was better suited for a book and presentation), and this one. Honestly, there may have been one or two more, but this is the only one in which I’ve actually invested any money, so I’m committed to seeing what I can do with it. So much has changed since More Or Less, not the least of which is my writing style, and I wanted to let you guys know that I recognize that I have a lot to learn, and re-learn, about the blogging world. Thank you for sticking with me on the road to awesome.

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Caribbean Clash – Jamaica vs. Turks & Caicos

This post originally appeared on my second blog attempt, The Conch Shack. This remains one of my most favorite posts to research and write, and it’s still relevant because we’re discussing another trip, so I decided to copy it over. Enjoy!

I’d say that I was trying to write a compare and contrast piece, but as my English 102 professor succinctly stated, “You have no idea what a compare and contrast piece is.” No, I don’t, and thanks for the pep-talk!

Comparing Jamaica with Turks & Caicos is a little unfair to both islands. Jamaica is the third largest single island (behind Cuba and Dominican Republic/Haiti) in the Caribbean with roughly 4,250 square miles and a population of just under 3,000,000. Jamaica’s mountains rise from its watery marshes like Bob Marley in my Uprising poster. Continue reading “Caribbean Clash – Jamaica vs. Turks & Caicos”

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that the family and I spent a few days in Destin, Florida last week. We stayed at the SanDestin Hilton which, if you followed my old MoreOrLess blog you may recall, I described several years ago as the skankiest Hilton. I am happy to report that the SanDestin Hilton underwent a $6.5 million upgrade recently and it is now a phenomenal facility.

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