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One Man’s Extraordinary Quest to Find "the Devil’s Punch Bowl," or Maybe a Piece of his Heart: Part 1

Or “Postcards Sent Along the Way, of a Journey of the Heart.” Grove Pioneer “Commodore” Ralph Munroe, most often behind the camera, here slakes his thirst with the cool, clean spring-fed waters of the “Devil’s Punch Bowl.” A widely-accomplished man … Continue reading

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Part 2: Gathering Clues in Pursuit of a Legend.

Punch Bowl, 1942 ALL RIGHT, so everybody and his brother had once known where the damn thing was. So why didn’t we? Beyond the “clues” to be found within these intriguing photos, there was even a map: No matter what … Continue reading

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Part 3: A Most Extraordinary Occurrence, & Journey’s End?

For the number of you that are undoubtedly perched on the very edge of your seats (or more likely, thinking, “What in the Hell is he writing about, again?”), you need wait no more. My quest was successful. I found … Continue reading

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“Awakening Into the Florida Dream” Chapter 3: A River Runs Through It.

Chapter 3 The Lay of the Land: the Mysterious Everglades   The natural lay of the land. South Florida, 1859. WELL beneath the abundance of colorful images and the frothy profusion of stereotypes that we tend to immediately recognize and … Continue reading

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"Stranahan Hammock": An Imagined Historical Landscape

Stranahan Hammock ____P. Crockett “WHEN one sets out to paint,” said Pablo Picasso, “he should have some idea of what he’s going to do, but only some idea.” I have always loved that idea, because in my experience, it guides … Continue reading

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