Experiences or emotions

In the subtropical Gulf Coast, summer days can become quite oppressive which may bring about a lackadaisical attitude. So, take a brief pause, sip an icy beverage and relax with a fan set on high while you experience what Joy Beth is sharing in the following verse selections.

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What is your plan?

The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season is here! June 1 was the official beginning date but there have not been any tropical developments yet as June ends. Those who lived in the path of Hurricane Harvey in the North Bay area in 2017 know the devastation caused by the winds, storm surge, tornadoes and flooding and may have adjusted their personal evacuation plans as a result.

Diagnosis Day, Ahh, yes, I remember it well’ish

As April ends so does Parkinson’s Awareness month. My Coastal World is pleased to welcome a guest author, Johnny Parky. Johnny Parky is known to others who have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease as a poet, DJ Johnny on Radio Parkies_uk and a humorous writer. Living in Leeds, United Kingdom with his family, Parky’s writings include many British terms and style of humor.

Spring cleaning on the coast

Spring weather usually inspires mere mortals to clean their homes inside and out. Windows are washed and opened, winter grime is removed from walls and floors while closets and drawers are rearranged. Trees and bushes are trimmed, flower beds are prepared for new growth and gardens are tilled and planted. Piles of unwanted items and debris appear along city curbs and country roads. Throughout the country, local governments and volunteer groups then begin their community spring cleaning. Our coastal communities have the added concern of keeping the waterways clear of trash to protect the marine environment and provide safe and pleasing surroundings for the many guests who enjoy spending time at our beaches and on our bays.

Spring 2019

Spring has sprung in my coastal world, the North Bay area of the Coastal Bend. Texas is well known for its spring bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush with well-publicized Bluebonnet Trails. But there are many lesser known places to explore.  Look for the other spring flowers and enjoy listening and watching the birds.

Doing it their way

You might be at a jazz festival, a concert in San Antonio, an upscale store opening in Dallas or a private party. The entertainment may be billed as The Band Kara, Trio Kara or Duo Kara but the sound will be original with the partnership of renown jazz pianist Mark Little and former rock vocalist Kara Stevens.