Make It Real…Or Just Forget About It!


Is it real or is it not? The advent of expensive, precious metals (isn’t that why they call them precious?) has brought new technology that can mimic or be an alternative to buying actual fine jewelry. Today it’s hard to tell the difference between fine, looking fine and not-so-fine. Okay, you ask, “What exactly is the definition of fine jewelry? […]

Serious Quiz Time For You – What is Bundling and How Does This Affect Us Today?

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

Here are your choices about “bundling,” try to find the relevant one for the present day. a. Bundling or tarrying is a practice of wrapping two unmarried persons, a couple, fully clothed in a bed together at the parents’ home as part of their courtship to allow intimacy without the ability to undress or have, er, sex. b. To tie […]

The Future is Now

Ask The CFP® Practitioner

“Individual income can grow only as fast as productivity rises.” ~ Alex Berenson (born 1973), American writer Question: How will my income portfolio be affected by rising interest rates? Answer: When it comes to making predictions, I’ve learned that it’s best to plan for the occasional economic wildcard and look for trends rather than absolutes. Between 2008 and 2015 the […]

The Sky’s The Limit!

CAP Builds Rockets with Local Campers

“10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Launch, launch, launch!” could be heard at the Frank E. Mackle Community Park Center on Marco Island as the assembled rocket-builders shouted out the countdowns. “Another successful launch! This one reached the basketball court roof. Great job young rocketeers!” exclaimed Major Baker. For the third year in a row, Camp […]

A Busy Month!


Welcome to Theme Park Wrap-Up, a monthly series where we take a look at what’s going on in and around the Florida theme parks and attractions. This month was particularly busy, with both new experiences and announcements galore from Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort, along with construction updates from SeaWorld Orlando. Let’s jump right into it! Walt […]

Red Tide vs. Marine Animals – And the winner is…

Stepping Stones

This summer it seems like the algal bloom known as Red Tide just does not want to go away. It is hard to recall a time earlier in the year that it was not present in South Florida and its longevity is taking a toll on area marine animals. This harmful algae bloom (HAB) occurs when microscopic algae multiply to […]

Meet Your Area Dolphins

The Research Team on board the Dolphin Explorer is happy to share information about your area dolphins with the Coastal Breeze News readers. Each edition an individual will be profiled so that you, too, might get to know them. Dolphins can be identified by the nicks and marks on their dorsal fins. Meet Sintas Currently, there is something very special […]

When Emotions Paralyze


“The human brain is the universe’s most implausible science experiment.” What would you do if emotion paralyzed you? Not metaphorically or spiritually but physically. This is the premise behind “Daphne,” by Will Boast. Inspired by the myth of Daphne and Apollo, “Daphne” is based on a very obscure, but also very real, disease where any type of feeling or emotion […]

Humor for Memory and Health

Dimensions of Dementia

Perhaps you read the story, as I did recently, of a comedian breathing new life into a fading Alzheimer’s patient. The article, in the June 2018 issue of the AARP Bulletin is by a daughter, who tells of her mother changing for the worst a year after moving into a senior residence far from her home. “I’d show up and […]

Leave No Trace: Leaves You in Tears


The Sundance Film Festival is the biggest film festival in the United States. Since its founding in 1978, the festival has showcased thousands of independent movies, help jumpstart numerous careers, and released some of the most critically acclaimed films of all time, such as “Reservoir Dogs” (1992), “The Usual Suspects” (1995), “Whiplash” (2014), and much, much more. One of the […]