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Steve Hanley's Life in South Florida Blog

June 18, 2018
South Florida Climate Map

Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get

Okay, I didn’t make that up, but I really wish I did because I find it pithy, and I’m not above plagiarizing a good quote when […]
April 28, 2018
Fugliest House

The Fugliest House in the Neighborhood

Face facts, people: windows that close are highly overrated. Why do repairs today when you can put them off until tomorrow? The fugliest house in my […]
April 24, 2018
Rosalind's Tail

Help! I Can’t Find My Cat!

The dreaded fear of all pet owners – is she hiding, or did she escape? I saw her a minute ago, but I left the door […]
April 15, 2018
stuffed bobcat with three and a half legs and the skin flaking off

OMG! I Live Next to a Hoarder!

Your neighbor opened his garage door for the first time in years, and what do you see? A STUFFED BOBCAT WITH THREE AND A HALF LEGS […]
April 9, 2018
Snowbird Migration Routes

Let the Great Snowbird Migration Begin!

You’ve heard it sung up and down the Florida peninsula: “You take the Turnpike and I’ll take I-75, and I’ll be in Georgia Before You!” Yes, […]
December 31, 2017
Santa with Money

Is a Fireplace Worth the Money Now that Santa’s Gone?

That’s a burning question (ha-ha-ha!) we Floridians with or without fireplaces ask. The fireplace-less among us wonder whether we should have one built, while the fireplace-full […]
October 31, 2017
Baby turtle on the sand

Irma: How Did the Turtles Fare?

Not only do people love Florida, but turtles do, too! Much of what little childrearing turtles do – which mostly amounts to digging a hole, plopping […]
October 2, 2017
Nighttime map US

Florida is the Fastest Growing “Big State”

Now that South Florida is back to normal after Irma, it’s time to talk about precisely how popular – and populated! – the state really is. […]
October 2, 2017
Hurricane Irma Satellite Image

Broward and Miami-Dade Avoid the Worst of Irma

“Dodged a bullet” is a common refrain after Hurricane Irma made its way up the Florida peninsula, fortuitously (for us!) inching slightly west – or left, for […]
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