Hurricane Irma Damage

Surviving Hurricane Irma: Part 2

If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. Sunday, September 9 5.6 million—around a quarter of Florida’s population—have been ordered to evacuate. Many joined the mass exodus. We decided to stay put. Read more here. I woke Sunday morning to these words blaring from…

How to Live Through a Hurricane: The Prep Part

Most of Florida and Georgia felt the brunt of Tropical Storm Irma’s 65-mph winds and torrential rains Sept. 11. (©2017 photo courtesy of NOAA) It’s been a month since Hurricane Irma blew through the our part of the state (near the Gulf of Mexico), so…

Name the Chicken

My New Home and a Clucking Good Chicken Contest!

Welcome to the grand opening of the new Penelope Silvers blog! PhilosBooks.com was my home for several years, but I’m going to kick off my shoes and rest here for awhile. More importantly, to kick off this momentous event (sans balloons or hors d’oeuvres), I’m sponsoring a…