Wednesday, May 31, 2017


The Southernmost Point is not actually the southernmost point.  Like so many things in Key West, things aren't what they seem.

The southernmost point is actually on an island west of Key West but no one is allowed to go there. Others say it is located in Truman Annex, a different area of Key West.

Regardless, many people go there and wait in a line to get a picture. It is colorful and is an interesting shape.

I do think Nick and Norm may have met with an important informant there. For those of you unfamiliar with Nick and Norm, they are the likable odd couple detectives who star in Only in Key West. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

In memory of all those who have served and those who continue to serve in order to keep us free. God bless you all.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Only in Key West

Sandy's Cafe In Key West

Sandy's Cafe. A constant stream of customers visit Sandy's at all hours of the day and night. Whether tourists, locals, Cuban expats, or Key West's finest--police, firemen, and EMTs stop by before, during or after their shift for a break, a meal, or a deal.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Only in Key West

Only in Key West (Actually Sugarloaf Key)

The bat tower, also know as the Perky Bat Tower, was built in l929 on Sugarloaf Key by Clyde Richter Perky.  It was supposed to control the mosquito problem in the lower keys.  The plan was to fill the tower with bats, who would eat the mosquitoes.  Unfortunately, once they were put in the tower, the bats flew away.  Guess it isn't the Perky Bat Tower anymore. It would be a great place to hide a body if you were writing a mystery though.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Only in Key West

Captain Tony’s Saloon is one of the famous saloons in Key West.  It was constructed in l852 and was an ice house that doubled as the first morgue. It also served as a telegraph office, a bordello, and a speakeasy. In the l930’s it was purchased and named Sloppy Joe’s and became known as the location where Hemingway wrote between l933-l937. Captain Tarracino bought the bar and it became Captain Tony’s Saloon.

 It has become known as one of the top five bars of Key West and one where the patrons have a good time. It has been visited by Shel Silverstein, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, along with Jimmy Buffet, who got his start there.

 It has a reputation for patrons having a good time. If you don't believe me, take a look at the collection of abandoned women's bras.  

Friday, May 12, 2017


                  ATTACK OF THE SPONGEMAN

                             He asked if I'd like a total body loofah.

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Only in Key West, will be published soon.  I am highlighting characters who appear in my book and
could be key in solving the crime.

Each night, hundreds of people march toward Mallory Square to watch the sunset. Just follow the crowd. The celebration hosts visitors and performers, including jugglers, clowns, psychics, and local musicians.

But one of the most popular is the Catman, who has trained several of his cats to jump through fiery hoops.

If you're in Key West, be sure to come to Mallory Square and watch the Catman. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Only in Key West

Wilhelmina Harvey was the first female commissioner of Monroe County and the first  woman  to be elected Mayor Emeritus.  She was a philanthropist and a "grand dame of Keys politics." In l982 when Key West  citizens of Key West formed the Conch Republic, a satirical micronation, in response to a Border Patrol checkpoint that disrupted travel and tourist activity. Harvey became Admiral and First Sea Lord of the Conch Republic's navy, whose actions included attacking a Coast Guard cutter with loaves of stale Cuban bread.[8][4] The Conch Republic became a Key West mainstay as a tourist attraction and a humorous method for the city to negotiate with state and federal governments. During the 1995 "invasion", she stopped and accepted surrender from Army Reserve troops.[9] She often served as the Republic's ambassador and met several presidents and foreign leaders in that capacity.[3] In 1991, she hosted Queen Elizabeth at Dry Tortugas National Park, acting as both Monroe County mayor and Conch Republic ambassador.[3][2]

Rick Worth, a local artist immortalized her on a mural on the side wall of Bobby's Monkey Bar as she crossed the 7 mile bridge with a diverse crew,
which served as the model for One Human Family––Unity in Diversity

Tuesday, May 2, 2017