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Joseph Xavier Martin

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The Great Southern Wall Debate

The Great Southern Wall Debate The great wall of China was constructed over a period of 2,000 years, using at times up to one million men every year...

The Skin of a Vampire

It is early January in Florida. It was time for another dermatological exam. In my earlier years, I would never have thought in a million years of...

Cuban Excursion-parte nueva- Bahamas and home

Cuban Excursion- parte Nueva- Bahamas Sun. Dec. 9 th , 2018- Great Stirrup Cay- Bahamas We were up at 6 A.M. The Sirena was sailing into the Berry...

Cuban Excursion parte siete- Ocho Rios- Jamaica

Cuban Excursion- parte siete- Ocho Rios, Jamaica Thurs. Dec. 6 th , 2018 We were up by 7 A.M as the Sirena drifted into her berth at Ocho Rios,...

Cuban Excursion- parte ocho- at sea

Cuban Excursion- parte-ocho- at sea- Friday, Dec. 7 th , 2018- at sea- windward passage We were up by 7 A.M. It was already 80 degrees out. Coffee...


2 of my comments have received 2 Great Feedback votes

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Yes, insert, there is. First

Posted on Sat, 09 Sep 2017

Yes, insert, there is. First responders canvassed all neighborhoods looking for anyone needing assiatance. Buses were available to ferry anyone needing a ride to shelters. Even the homeless got escorted to shelters, sometimes unwillingly. As...

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Posted in Hurricane Irma Comes Calling

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Do not go gentle into that

Posted on Sun, 08 May 2016

Do not go gentle into that good night


Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rage at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


The words are the opening couplet...

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Posted in Sick and Tired and Strong