He glanced once more at his watch.
They were late.
-- The Texas Twist by John Vorhaus
As any traveler touring Florida knows, the "Sunshine State," lying in the latitudes where major deserts of the Earth occur and near the edge of the tropics, is neither desert nor tropics. It is true, however, that some similarities exist between the Florida Scrub and certain scrubby areas found in the desert region of the U.S. Southwest and that the stately palms waving in the ocean breezes of southernmost Florida create an image of the tropics. Though certainly more temperate than tropical, Florida serves as a bridge that connects the two climatic regions. No point is more than 100 miles from warm, marine waters. Waters from the Gulf of Mexico and waters from the warm, north-flowing Gulf Stream moderate extreme temperatures and prevent Florida from being desert. Furthermore, the sand-based soils are well watered. All of these factors allow for a luxuriant, much varied, and year-round growth of vegetation.
A certain feeling comes from throwing your good life away, and it is one part rapture.Town/Environment:
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I was once told that the average person would read three thousand books during their lifetime. If anything it seems reasonably generous: that would be thirty-seven and a half books consumed each year if you lived to be eighty...Since then I feel rising panic when I realize I am not enjoying a book because I am using up one of my precious literary experiences on something that doesn't engage me, teach me something or take me somewhere. What a waste!I know where she's coming from, because I feel a similar way. That is why I tend to be so picky about what books I choose to read. I have little time to spend reading, and I don't want to waste it on something I won't really enjoy!