Monday, December 22, 2014

Sunday on Lincoln Road

Lincoln Road is a great place for people watching on Sundays -- of strollers, many cafés filled with people laughing and even booths with antiques and other various things. A good spot for a change from the week!

The interior of the art center on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

It's easy to get lost in the beautiful creations that some of these artists are showing.

Located in Miami Beach on Lincoln Road

Visit to Lincoln road in december

The pedestrian walkway in Miami Beach is delightful in the winter with low humidity and happy crowds. We recommend restaurants that have faster service such as RIO... when they kept us waiting, the server Dinka gave us free pao de queso

Men: "Keep your wallet in your front pocket. Avoid the hip pocket," says this comment to a blog post

Excellent advice from this comment to a blog
Here's the blog   >>>>>>>>

Here's the comment:

Pages from the Havana Now book -- Color photos for people who purchased the black-and-white book

Here's the link to the ebook.   You can find the black-and-white printing of the book on


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Here's the link to the ebook.   You can find the black-and-white printing of the book on


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How to maintain a blog and make a “blog post”

A blog post is an article that we put on the blog.

Step 1:  Enter your gmail account.   Go to and enter the account email address and the password.
For example:

Password:  1xxxxxxxx1

Step 2:  Type in a new window:   This will get us into the blogging software.

Step 3:  The list of blogs shows up.  Click on the ORANGE PEN icon in the blog that you want to add to. 

Step 4:  Type in the headline.  These words are important for the search engines.  “My latest adventure” gets less attention than “Walking Tour of Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, with review of Rio Brazil Restaurant.”

Step 5:  The article   Choose the font size.  I like “LARGE” because the typical design of the blogs that gives you use very small type.  You are writing for many people and it’s nice to have several photos surrounded with type.  You can type less if you have larger words. 

Step 6:  Add photos.  Click on the “photo” icon near the word “Link” on the top row just below the headline of the blog article.

Step 7:  Put captions under the photos.  You can find the caption link in the list of “things to do” under or over the photo … see the image below.

Step 8:  Add Key Words in “Labels”.  These words are used to find the article.   They are important for some search engines.

Add a link to your text by highlighting some words and then click on the LINK to paste in the link to the webpage.

Step 9:  Find a YouTube video to support the article (and use the blog article to point people to a YouTube video)
Click on the icon for “movie”
Put the video’s link into the narrow box that appears.

Click to confirm.

Step 10:  Add the details.   Put in more photos, make some of the sentences BOLD and add color. 

  Step 11:  Hit "Save" at least every three minutes.  Hit "Publish" (the orange button) to put the article on your blog.


<<< notice the settings location.

This is helpful for handling the blog.

You can also change the template and appearance of your blog.
It’s possible to add posts to the blog directly from a mobile phone.  Put yourself in a wifi zone.

You need to find the SETTINGS part of your blog space.

look left and click on the SETTINGS tool

Look for the MOBILE and EMAIL part of settings.

Look at the section under "EMAIL" and you will see how to set
up the address for your blog to receive an article

Type in an easily remembered name for the blog

  When you make changes, hit SAVE SETTINGS.

How to use the email feature

Step 1:  Create an email message.  

Step 2:  Put the following address in the email “TO”:

The subject of the message becomes the headline for the blog post.

The message area is what appears in the article.  

Attach the photo or photos that you want to upload.

Saturday, December 20, 2014


Here's a sampling of local Cuban products that aren't costly high art.
This is a shelf from  local market. Cuban has many non-wheat alcoholic products.

Small street markets sell local condiments.  Bottles are reused.

This plate of local fruit represents all the variety available in November.  Cuban food is limited
to what's grown in Cuba.

The largest collection of vendors with local crafts

The crafts center has many isles of vendors

Products proudly shown by an old-time vendor

Cuban themed T-shirts are abundant but most cotton is imported.

If you can't buy cigars, carvings are available

Recycled products often are recycled into art

Bongos -- the famous Cuban cliche

Carvings of cliche Cuban with bongos

Resin or leather statues for filling suitcases

Inexpensive fans locally made

Guava pulp is traditional for Cuban pastries

Here's a collection of local condiments and household items

Tips for JK

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