I am a baby boomer. My generation spans 1946 -1964. I am not sure what defines those years and who decided them but that is the deal. I was born in 1959, as the 50’s were ending and the 60’s were making their way into the world. I was four years old in my babysitter’s basement while she cried and ironed clothes, watching a funeral on the black & white television. I knew something bad had happened but was too young to understand that President Kennedy had been assassinated and everything was about to change in America.
On this World AIDS day in 2016, Florida has the highest rate for new HIV cases in the country! Due to cutbacks with the state health system and awareness down in the millennial generation, HIV/AIDS is still very much alive and well. Yes, we have had significant advances since the 80’s when HIV/AIDS was a death sentence to so many. The profile was higher with celebs like Rock Hudson and child hemophiliac Ryan White bringing attention to the new disease. The newer generations still need information regarding prevention. They must understand that this disease is still a very real problem in 2016.
During Season 4 of American Idol Simon Cowell predicted Carrie would” sell more records than any previous Idol.” He was right and then some none of us saw coming! Underwood is the queen, sweetheart and darling of country music. Everyone from kids to the elderly packed Amalie Arena in Tampa on Wednesday night to watch Carrie hold court.
The 5th Annual Stone Crab Festival is set for Sat., November 5th and Sun., November 6th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (and later at the restaurants) and it’s free! Word on the street – it’s one of the most widely attended events of the season and it happens in one of the only historic, working fishing villages in the state. Cortez – the little fishing village with a BIG presence.