American Bushman

"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, March 24, 2007


The humidity is everywhere. It gets in to every fiber of everything. Nothing ever feels quite completely dry down here.

We're on a strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intercoastal Waterway so feeling a bit damp all the time shouldn't be such a surprise.

One one hand, my skin, dried out by the Midwest winter, is already looking and feeling better. On the other, my books, my clothes, and the newspaper have lost that crispness I'm used to living in Illinois.

This is life in a tropical climate. It is the moisture that hangs in the air, combined with the all-year growing season, that has allowed the plants, decimated by two hurricanes just a few years ago, to bounce back so completely.

Thanks for reading,



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