Postcards from the real world.
by Mike Cavaliere | Staff WriterRSS Feed
This would be the scene: A bunch of twentysomethings, strapping on blades and doing the Chicken Dance with a bunch of ten-somethings — and keep in mind, none of us were summer camp counselors.
Every year when I was little, my brother, my father and I would repeat the same holiday ritual. Let me tell you about it ...
It all started with the Pilgrims and Indians. This part of the story I’m sure you’ve heard before.
You know those times you go out for some sock shopping but you get so frazzled by all of the gimmicks and run-around from sock manufacturers that you start feeling light-headed and, before you know it, you’re passed out on the floor and a stocking boy has to stuff you inside a cart and wheel you back outside for air?
As I drove home from work last Friday, though, on U.S. 1, all that changed. Engine roar replaced the usual peace and quiet. Where there used to be trees, now there were 50-foot-tall blow-up bottles of Jägermeister.
It’s the moment you hoped would never come. The bitter end. A terrible way to start your Saturday morning.
Anybody who’s ever said that Palm Coast is a boring retirement town with nothing to do and zero nightlife (and I’ve never personally made these claims, of course …), wasn’t at the Euro¬pean Village last Friday night.
Bob Goldstein, owner of Flagler Beach Wine & Cheese, didn’t know that he was going to be in the paper this week. And that’s what made him such a great interview.
After spending an hour in the Flagler County courthouse last week, I’m disappointed to report that our local justice system is a joke.
I went to a housewarming party last weekend where a girl repeated a compliment her grandmother once had about my writing.
About Mike Cavaliere | Staff Writer
Mike Cavaliere earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English/creative nonfiction writing from the University of Central Florida. He is a published author and editor, and is currently business editor for the Palm Coast Observer.
Tracks in the Sand: Sea Turtles and Their Protectors, his award-winning book about an eccentric group of conservationists in Volusia and Flagler Counties, was published in April 2010. He has also published several music columns.
He lives in Palm Coast, with a cactus.
Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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