To complicate matters further, I read quite a few books while flying in planes, sitting in airports, and lying on couches in both Fort Lauderdale (thanks to the kindness of friends) and Key West (more thanks to more kindness from more friends). In the next week, I shall attempt to review reading and experiences, with some nice links thrown in.
The picture was taken at the end of January by a snake charmer on the Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale, whose name remains a mystery. (If you know him, please clue me in.) I met plenty of snake charmers during my Pakistani childhood, but none of them let me work my charms as well.