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Long Pine Key, Florida Everglades

Photo by Lee Smith

I traveled to Long Pine Key, in the South Florida Everglades well before dawn to capture the reflections of the morning light.

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How to Craft Your LinkedIn Profile to be more effective

Ran across a great article concerning LinkedIn:

LinkedIn or LinkedOut?

17 must-have components to make a difference in your job search

It’s not just for Job search – it is also to gain more business!

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7th Annual South Florida Surfers For Autism Beach Festival

7th Annual South Florida Surfers For Autism Beach Festival

Friday Night – concert
Saturday – Surfing
Saturday Night – concert
Sunday – SUP Race

SUP Race – Sunday, Apr 27 9:00am
199 SE 21st Ave Deerfield Beach, FL
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New Broward Restaurant in Davie – Burger21

Burger21 1000 New Broward Restaurant in Davie   Burger21The New Burger21 in Davie, Florida
Located at: 2451 South University Dr, Davie, FL-33324

I recently went to the new burger place in my neighborhood called Burger21. Located just south of Nova Drive off University Drive on the west side of the highway in Davie.

The decor reminds you of a 1950′s diner serving a wide variety with high quality burgers and milkshakes, but they actually offer more.

The burgers are great! The meat is not overcooked and they use Brioche Buns that are tastier then just plain buns (I am not getting paid to write this). If you do takeout like I do, you will like how they bring the food out and show it to you before packing it. The food is fresh and tasty.  I am also a fan of the Super Burger Bowl – a terrific fresh salad (Bacon, Carrots, Mixed Greens, Red Onions, Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes) with a Hamburger Patty.

I also tried the chicken tenders and as expected they tasted great. Even the thinly cut fries are properly seasoned and taste awesome. There is a wide variety of sauces you can select as a condiment. A wide variety of food to choose from:

  • Beef Burgers
  • Seafood Burgers
  • Veggie Burgers
  • Chicken Burgers
  • Turkey Burgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Salads
  • French Fries
    Sweet Potato Fries
    Half Half Fries
    Regular and sweet potato
    Cheese Ale Fries
    Cheese Ale Sauce
    Turkey Chili
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Sundaes
  • Milkshakes Floats
  • Wine
  • There are also Gluten Free food options!
  • The online Burger21 Menu with Pricing (PDF)

Parking is good, just remember that there is plenty of parking in the back of the restaurant when it gets really busy.

I am now a fan and enjoy eating at Burger21. You can also order online:

  • Burger21 proudly features Certified Angus Beef®, hormone-free chicken tenders and hand-spun shakes, floats and sundaes.
  • Quality ingredients mean great flavor, serving fresh Certified Angus Beef® that is never frozen.
  • More choices like hormone-free turkey burgers, veggie burgers, chicken burgers and one-of-a-kind seafood burgers
  • Offering a variety of saucy dipping for their crispy french and sweet potato fries – 10 delicious sauces
  • Signature shakes, floats and sundaes, as well as wine and beer
  • A clean, beautiful and contemporary dining environment
  • Supporting neighborhood charities and organizations on the 21st of every month

Burger21 Davie
2451 S University Dr Davie, FL 33324


  • Mon-Thurs: 11AM to 10pm
  • Fri Sat: 11AM to 11pm
  • Sun: 11AM to 10pm

Be sure to sign up for their newsletter when you pay for your food – or online – it offers discounts and specials!

Ocean Ridge Estates by The Panama Collection Sold Lot #2!!!

Hello future neighbors in five different countries, and welcome to the latest greatest issue of The Ocean Ridge Report. This newsletter is getting so popular that Donald Trump offered to buy me out, so he could start charging a heavy fee to all you readers out there. Don’t worry – I told The Donald to take a hike. Okay, seriously now – the project keeps growing, so let’s meet the new neighbors:

Rob and Joan 300x225 Ocean Ridge Estates by The Panama Collection Sold Lot #2!!!1) More Florida people. Say hola to Rob and Joan Spering, proud owners of lot 2 (photo). Originally from Pennsylvania, they now live in central Florida, just north of Orlando. Rob has a company that’s involved in the printing business, and Joan works in a seminary. The plan is to semi-retire in about three years, and split their time between Panama and Florida. With five kids and eight grandkids, I predict that they’ll have plenty of visitors.

Leos house 150x150 Ocean Ridge Estates by The Panama Collection Sold Lot #2!!!2) Houses everywhere. Tom and Stephanie’s house of lot 7 is steadily nearing completion, Leo and Willy’s guesthouse on 14 is about finished, and Pieter and Joka’s guesthouse on 4 looks great after just three weeks (photos). Yvette on lot 15 is next in line; we should be starting her house before the end of March. Looks like we might actually have some neighbors within the next year or two – won’t that be fun?

Pieters house 150x150 Ocean Ridge Estates by The Panama Collection Sold Lot #2!!!3) Residency update. Like I’ve said in past newsletters, establishing residency in Panama doesn’t need to be a top priority at first, because you can live here as long as you want without ever becoming a resident.

However, I thought it might be a good idea for me to go ahead and establish residency here in Panama, if for no other reason than to be able to help our neighbors do the same thing if and when they want. After some research, I think I found the best attorney in Panama for getting this done – thanks to Bob and Annie (lot 10) for giving me the original lead. Her name is Rainelda Mata-Kelly in Panama City; she is primarily an immigration attorney who has done “hundreds and hundreds” of residency applications for foreigners around the world. Her fee is around $3300 – a little high, but my theory has always been that it’s worth paying a little more for the best. I started the process in February, and it should take 4-6 months.

Coco kiss 150x150 Ocean Ridge Estates by The Panama Collection Sold Lot #2!!! Loco kiss 150x150 Ocean Ridge Estates by The Panama Collection Sold Lot #2!!!That’s it for now in Paradise. Patricia sends out kisses to everybody, starting with Loco and Coco !

Be safe out there – it’s a crazy world
Jay and Patricia

The Rhythm of Stillness by White Crane Healing Arts

WhiteCrane 2 The Rhythm of Stillness by White Crane Healing Artsby Frank Iborra on February 10, 2014

An integrated body and mind is a naturally healthy space. Navigating from this space enhances experiences and interactions with everyone and everything. Many of the activities we choose to spend time on daily can have the opposite effect. Dis-intergration results in scattered thoughts, feelings, accomplishments and dreams. Furthermore, it affects how we move our physical bodies; and over an extended period of time, it deeply affects the nervous system.

The Chinese understood that every part contained the whole; and that every part could only be understood within the context of the whole. When practicing the art of tai chi chuan or any other body mind art, one begins by experiencing the various parts of our being at play, bringing into our awareness, the tensions in our body, the quality of our breathing, the sense of our nervous system, the motion of our mind and many other components of body mind interactions.

As the process of feeling our way into reality grows and matures, a deeper transformation occurs. We begin to enter into deeper spaces of quiet and eventually emptiness. We dance between the world of yin and yang and the whole of emptiness. Some call this body-mind harmony. I like to call this the rhythm of stillness.

Good Journey,
Frank Iborra
A state licensed and nationally certified (NCCAOM) acupuncture physician and herbalist

Original article:

White Crane Healing Arts Center
7071 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 2C, Tamarac, Florida 33319
Phone 954.721.7252

Create A Protective Energy Field Using Medical Qi Gong

By Lisa VanOstrand, DMQ

Many people ask what they can do to protect themselves from outside influences. This is one of my favorite protective meditations from my medical qi gong teacher, Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson.

In modern energy healing modalities, it would not be considered unusual to hear of energy fields or auras. Even in Traditional Chinese Medicine the wei qi field is known to have a boundary that extends past the skin and its purpose is to offer protection. Pathogenic factors can enter in when our wei qi is weak. In addition to the wei qi field associated with the physical body, Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson defines a second and third wei qi or energy field associated with the mental/emotional and spiritual. With the spiritual energy field begin the furthest energy field out, next is the mental/emotional, and the physical energy field being the closest to the body.

This meditation is great to do before beginning your day of healing work. There are also certain places that one can use additional protection like entering a hospital, subway or airport.


New Article Published in ACUPUNCTURE TODAY January 9 2014

Lisa VanOstrand is a South Florida Medical Qigong Practitioner
Visit us online or  call us at (786) 512-7096

Teaching Medical Qigong Qigong Energy Healing in the USA with classes in Florida New York

Broward Hurricane Impact Windows & Doors Replacement Specialists

DavidCharles Broward Hurricane Impact Windows  Doors Replacement Specialists DavidCharles 5 Broward Hurricane Impact Windows  Doors Replacement SpecialistsDavid Charles Construction, Inc. – Florida State Certified General Contractor
CGC # 1506646 – Licensed – Insured

David Charles Construction provides and install:

  • Single Hung Windows
  • Horizontal Slider Windows
  • Casement Windows
  • French Sliding Glass Doors
  • Hurricane Rated Exterior Doors
  • Entry Doors
  • Patio Doors
  • Sliding Glass Doors
  • Storm Doors
  • Replacement Doors Windows

More Reasons to select David Charles Construction, Inc. for your windows doors:

  • We oversee and manage our installation crew(s)
  • We ensure that product is installed above standard and according to state rules and regulations
  • We strive to complete all projects efficiently
  • We train and develop our own crew members
  • We always maintain a safe work site and promote proper work-flow
  • Offering 100% Financing to Qualified Customers
  • We accept Checks, Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • We also provide Commercial Window and Door Installations and Replacements in South Florida

Our work is above City State Code for all our installations. We also submit permits and arrange inspections so you will have peace of mind knowing that our work was done better than code, correct and secure.

Contact Us today to see how we can help you – (954) 382-2500

Forest Green Construction, Inc.
DBA/ David Charles Construction, Inc.
State of Florida Licensed General Contractor

8930 State Road 84, Davie, Fl. 33324
Tel (954) 382-2500


Solar Pool Pumps – Florida & The Caribbean

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The cost of electricity can be very costly and everyone is looking for ways to save money.

In Barbados , the average month basic electricity cost (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for an apartment is roughly $150*, then if you own a home, your electric bill will be much higher.

The second largest electrical consumption in your home can be the 230 Volt A/C Pool Motor (if you own a pool) that has to run every day to filter the pool water. It can take between 6-8 hours per day to do this task which can cost an average of **US$ .35 cents /kWh (kilowatt hour) resulting in an additional expense of $150-$200 per month!

Reasons to power your pool with a Solar Powered Pool Pump

  • Turn Off Your 230 Volt A/C Pump that can consume over $2000 per year in electricity and power your pool pump system for FREE from Sunup to Sundown using the energy of the sun
  • In a few years your investment in a Lorentz Solar Powered Pool Pump pays for itself in energy savings
  • The Lorentz Solar Powered Pool Pumps are virtually maintenance-free  using  a DC motor with  brushless technology
  • The life expectancy of the Lorentz Solar Powered Pool Pump is over 10 years, and the life expectancy for photovoltaic panels is more than 25 years
  • Pump sizes and panel configurations can be configured for residential commercial pools
  • The solar pool pump is powerful enough to operate with existing pool heaters and automatic pool cleaners
  • Fight pollution. Reduce your carbon footprint by not using energy produced by fuel-burning power plants
  • This means the average solar pool pump installation prevents over thousands of pounds of pollutants from entering our atmosphere each year. References:,
  • The Lorentz Solar Powered Pool Pump system can build value into your home while saving money for your house hold
  • The Lorentz Solar Powered pool pump system carries a 2 Year Warranty

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