Monday, December 16, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: OUR CAT BELLA READS MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE TO HE...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: OUR CAT BELLA READS MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE TO HE...: Although both of our cats are strong readers, Esmerelda enjoys listening to her sister.  Especially when her sister is reading MIAMI: A SURV...

OUR CAT BELLA READS MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE TO HER SISTER ESMERELDA

Although both of our cats are strong readers, Esmerelda enjoys listening to her sister.  Especially when her sister is reading MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE, just released by the Black Mountain Press, of Asheville, NC., and available through Amazon.com, in both soft cover and for kindle.

A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT!

 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_12/178-5467271-6162023?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=miami+a+survivor%27s+tale&sprefix=MIAMI%3A+A+SUR%2Cstripbooks%2C183

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR KIND...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR KIND...: MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE, by Frank Abrams, is now available for Kindle download! This book, which was just release, is getting great re...

MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR KINDLE!

MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE, by Frank Abrams, is now available for Kindle download!
This book, which was just release, is getting great reviews.   Now you can order Kindle version through Amazon.

"Flailing the air with the sharp wit of coconut machete words, Frank Abrams cuts the head square off Miami, nestles it under his arm, and boldly walks through the headless city talking to himself.  Everywhere people stare, eyes dumbed down, as plaintiff cries, barking dogs, gunshots and real estate developers drown together in a sunburned stew of history gone awry."  Pete Gallagher, award winning writer.
 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_10?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=miami+a+survivor%27s+tale&sprefix=miami+a+su%2Cstripbooks%2C140

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZO...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZO...: MIAMI: A SURVIVORS TALE, by Author Frank Abrams, is now available through Amazon.com! "Flailing the air with the sharp wit of coconut...

MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON!

MIAMI: A SURVIVORS TALE, by Author Frank Abrams, is now available through Amazon.com!

"Flailing the air with the sharp wit of coconut machete words, Frank Abrams cuts the head square off Miami, nestles it under his arm, and boldly walks through the Headless City, talking to himself.  Everywhere people stare, eyes dumbed down, as plaintiff cries, barking dogs, gunshots and real estate developers drown together in a sunburned stew of history gone awry.  No one has captured this history quite like Frank Abrams.  Promises unkept, hurricanes unleashed, fraud that makes Baby Doc look like the Pope, drugs and pussy galore, road rage and riots amore, the explosion of multi-cultural egomania - - it's all in this fast-paced manuscript which at its core, tells the simple story of one family's struggle to survive Miami, ladeez and gentlemen and children of all ages, as it vanishes before their very eyes."    Peter B. Gallagher, award winning journalist.

Fantastic reading, This book will make a great holiday gift.

http://www.amazon.com/Miami-Survivors-Tale-Frank-Abrams/dp/0970016514/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1386097062&sr=1-1&keywords=miami+a+survivor%27s+tale
 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: LEAVING FOR THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR, MEE...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: LEAVING FOR THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR, MEE...: I'm Heading Out To The Miami International Book Fair.  Please Meet Me This Sunday And Get A Signed Copy Of MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE....

LEAVING FOR THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR, MEET ME THIS SUNDAY!

I'm Heading Out To The Miami International Book Fair.  Please Meet Me This Sunday And Get A Signed Copy Of MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE.

The book fair is in downtown Miami, and is on several streets surround Miami-Dade College, Downtown Campus.  I will be in Section D, Author's Row.  Please come and meet me.  You will also get a free MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE BOOKMARK!

MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE is published by The Black Mountain Press of Asheville NC. 
http://www.theblackmountainpress.com/catalogue.html


See You Sunday At The Book Fair!

Friday, November 15, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MIAMI, HOME IS A GREAT PLACE FOR A CHILD TO TAKE A...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MIAMI, HOME IS A GREAT PLACE FOR A CHILD TO TAKE A...: In Miami, home is a great place for a child to just lie down and take a nap. http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/15/3754872/sleeping-9-year...

MIAMI, HOME IS A GREAT PLACE FOR A CHILD TO TAKE A NAP

In Miami, home is a great place for a child to just lie down and take a nap.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/15/3754872/sleeping-9-year-old-inside-home.html

Meet the author, Frank Abrams, at the MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR, Downtown Miami, at the Miami Dade College Campus,
Sunday November the 24th on Author's Row.

Get a signed copy of MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MEET THE AUTHOR AT THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FA...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MEET THE AUTHOR AT THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FA...: I Will Be At The Miami International Book Fair, Sunday November The 24th.  Meet Me, And You Can Purchase A Signed Copy Of My Book MIAMI: A...

MEET THE AUTHOR AT THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR, SUNDAY NOVEMBER THE 24TH!

I Will Be At The Miami International Book Fair, Sunday November The 24th. 
Meet Me, And You Can Purchase A Signed Copy Of My Book
MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE.

See You Then,

Frank Abrams

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/362047257515539191/

Friday, November 8, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: AUTHOR FRANK ABRAMS WILL APPEAR ON MIAMI PUBLIC RA...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: AUTHOR FRANK ABRAMS WILL APPEAR ON MIAMI PUBLIC RA...: Author Frank Abrams will appear on Miami Radio Station WLRN, 91.3, this Sunday.  He will appear on The Folk And Acoustic Music Show, hosted ...

AUTHOR FRANK ABRAMS WILL APPEAR ON MIAMI PUBLIC RADIO STATION WLRN, 91.3, THIS SUNDAY!

Author Frank Abrams will appear on Miami Radio Station WLRN, 91.3, this Sunday.  He will appear on The Folk And Acoustic Music Show, hosted by Michael Stock, and will discuss his book,
MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE.

http://wlrn.org/radio/programs/folk-acoustic-music

Presently he is in Florida, where last week he appeared on WMNF, Tampa, The Florida Folk Show.
He will also be on Author's  Row, Sunday, 11/24/13 at The Miami International Book Fair.

MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE can be ordered through
The Black Mountain Press of Asheville, North Carolina,

http://www.theblackmountainpress.com/catalogue.html

Thursday, October 31, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: SATURDAY, I WILL BE A GUEST, WMNF TAMPA 88.5, 9:0...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: SATURDAY, I WILL BE A GUEST, WMNF TAMPA 88.5, 9:0...: Please listen to WMNF, 88.5, Tampa, this Saturday at 9:00 a.m.   I will be a guest on The Florida Folk Show.  Pete Gallagher, Award Winning...

SATURDAY, I WILL BE A GUEST, WMNF TAMPA 88.5, 9:00 A.M. THE FLORIDA FOLK SHOW.

Please listen to WMNF, 88.5, Tampa, this Saturday at 9:00 a.m.  
I will be a guest on The Florida Folk Show.  Pete Gallagher, Award Winning Journalist, Poet And Musician, along with John McEuen, famous banjo player and radio personality, will host the show.

I will talk about my just released  book, MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE,
Which is available through The Black Mountain Press of Asheville, North Carolina.

http://www.theblackmountainpress.com/catalogue.html

Also, remember to listen to me on Sunday November the 10, when I will be a guest on WLRN, Miami,  91.3,  2:00 p.m.Folk And Acoustic Music Show, hosted by Michael Stock.

Also, Be sure to meet me at The Miami International Book Fair, where I will be on Author's Row.  
The date is now Sunday November the 24th.   Please come.   Purchase a book and it will be signed for free!

Best regards,

Frank Abrams

Monday, October 28, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: COME TO SOUTH FLORIDA, START A BUSINESS, GET MURDE...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: COME TO SOUTH FLORIDA, START A BUSINESS, GET MURDE...: Gus Boulis was a Greek immigrant who found the American dream.  He was a successful entrepreneur and creator of the Miami Subs chain of rest...

COME TO SOUTH FLORIDA, START A BUSINESS, GET MURDERED

Gus Boulis was a Greek immigrant who found the American dream.  He was a successful entrepreneur and creator of the Miami Subs chain of restaurants.  Of course what he didn't consider is the fact that virtually every business connected with South Florida is either dirty, mob related, or otherwise dangerous.  He would pay with his life.

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/10/25/deliberations-resume-in-gus-boulis-murder-trial/

Friday, October 25, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: LOTS OF WORK FOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS IN MIAMI

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: LOTS OF WORK FOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS IN MIAMI  There is lots of work for personal injury attorneys in Miami.  If they can't find a case, why not just invent one. This keeps everyone...

LOTS OF WORK FOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS IN MIAMI

There is lots of work for personal injury attorneys in Miami.  If they can't find a case, why not just invent one.

This keeps everyone busy and happy.  Fake clinics, dishonest attorneys, and clients who are paid handsomely for their participation.

http://news.yahoo.com/florida-authorities-battle-lucrative-crime-rings-insurance-fraud-215440486--abc-news-topstories.html


Please buy MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE
http://www.theblackmountainpress.com/catalogue.html

Have a cup of coffee with your book!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

SCHEDULED APPEARANCES, MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE

MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE, by Frank Abrams, Published by The Black Mountain Press, of Asheville, NC.  http://www.theblackmountainpress.com/catalogue.html

Presently Scheduled Appearances

1.  The Florida Folk Show,  Hosts are Pete Gallagher and John McEuen.  Saturday, 11/2/13,
     9:00 a.m.  Tampa, Radio Station WMNF, 88.5 on your radio dial. 

2.  The Folk And Acoustic Music Show,  Host is Michael Stock, Sunday 11/10/13,
     2:00 p.m., WLRN, Public Radio Miami, 91.3 on your radio dial. 

3.  The Miami International Book Fair,  Friday 11/22/13, Author's Row, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
      Miami Dade College, The Center For Literature And Theatre, N.E. 2nd Ave. & 5th Street.
    





     Please Listen to the upcoming broadcasts, and meet me at the book fair where I will gladly sign a copy of the book for you.

     Best regards,   Frank Abrams

Monday, October 21, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MIAMI IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE IF YOU ARE A PROFES...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MIAMI IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE IF YOU ARE A PROFES...: Miami is a great place to live if you are a professional athlete.   Also a great place to die.  Just ask Sean Taylor, former football star f...

MIAMI IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE IF YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE, ALSO A GREAT PLACE TO DIE.

Miami is a great place to live if you are a professional athlete.   Also a great place to die.  Just ask Sean Taylor, former football star for the Washington Redskins.  Wait a second, it might be hard to ask him, as he's dead.  Murdered by some young kids who learned that he was living in unprotected housing in a "nice" area of the county. 

I wonder if his new employer gave him a relocation bonus.  You know, life insurance for his survivors?

How wild, that this man wouldn't know that you need security in Miami Dade County 24/7.   Yes, Miami is a great place to live and a likely place to die.

 http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/21/3702203/testimony-begins-monday-in-sean.html

PLEASE BUY MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE!  Now Out!  http://www.theblackmountainpress.com/catalogue.html


Friday, October 18, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: IF YOU WANT TO LIVE NEAR THE WATER, MIAMI IS A GRE...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: IF YOU WANT TO LIVE NEAR THE WATER, MIAMI IS A GRE...: If you want to live near the water, Miami is a great place.  It's easy in to find a place near the water in Miami.  Heck, even if you do...

IF YOU WANT TO LIVE NEAR THE WATER, MIAMI IS A GREAT PLACE. EVEN IF YOU DON'T, THE WATER WILL FIND YOU.

If you want to live near the water, Miami is a great place.  It's easy in to find a place near the water in Miami.  Heck, even if you don't want to live near the water, the water will find you. 

  http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/High-Tide-Causes-Street-Flooding-in-Portions-of-Miami-Beach-Broward-228183911.html

Please remember to buy your copy of MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE,  published by The Black Mountain Press of Asheville, NC.

http://www.theblackmountainpress.com/catalogue.html

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MIAMI BALLOT COLLECTORS, PROTECTING OUR RIGHT TO V...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MIAMI BALLOT COLLECTORS, PROTECTING OUR RIGHT TO V...: It is important that our constitutional rights be protected.  This includes the right to vote.  That's why Miami ballot collectors are w...

MIAMI BALLOT COLLECTORS, PROTECTING OUR RIGHT TO VOTE

It is important that our constitutional rights be protected.  This includes the right to vote.  That's why Miami ballot collectors are working hard.  They make sure that folks, like the elderly and the dead, have their interests protected.  And if they don't know who to vote for, why these ballot collectors will gladly make the correct decision for them.  Yes, in Miami, democracy is working full time.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/08/deisy-cabrera_n_4065379.html

Please Buy Your Copy Of:   MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE!  by Frank Abrams

http://www.theblackmountainpress.com/catalogue.html

Monday, October 14, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY, RELEASE OF MIAMI: A SURVI...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY, RELEASE OF MIAMI: A SURVI...: MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE by Frank Abrams, will be released tomorrow. PLEASE CHECK OUT THE TRAILER. http://red14films.com/miami-a-sur...

TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY, RELEASE OF MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE

MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE by Frank Abrams, will be released tomorrow.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE TRAILER.

http://red14films.com/miami-a-survivors-tale/

ORDER THE BOOK

http://www.theblackmountainpress.com/cataloque.html

Years of hard work have resulted in a great book!  Please purchase a copy and spread the word.

Best regards,  Frank Abrams

Friday, October 11, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE, TO BE RELEASED TUESDAY O...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE, TO BE RELEASED TUESDAY O...: Today's blog is about my book, MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE.  This is a book that I was led to write.  I poured all of my heart and soul...

MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE, TO BE RELEASED TUESDAY OCTOBER 15TH !!!

Today's blog is about my book, MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE.  This is a book that I was led to write.  I poured all of my heart and soul into the story about the sad things that happened to the city  I was born and raised in.  The horrendous changes to a city that I spent most of my adult life.   It is a book that must be read.  It is getting great reviews, and now is your time to order a copy.

"Flailing the air with the sharp wit of coconut machete words, Frank Abrams cuts the head square off Miami, nestles it under his arm, and boldly walks through the Headless City, talking to himself.  Everywhere people stare, eyes dumbed down, as plaintiff cries, barking dogs, gunshots and real estate developers drown together in a sunburned stew of history gone awry.  Frank's unique perch as a 1950's era home boy haunted by a strange calling to get the hell out and his career as a lawyer to the most unusually downtrodden folk in America, give grace and substance to this mass of anecdotes about survival in the City That Never Weeps.  No one has captured this history quite like Frank Abrams.  Promises unkept, hurricanes unleashed, fraud that makes Baby Doc look like the Pople, drugs and pussy galore, road rage and riots amore, the explosion of multi-cultural egomania--it's all in this fast-paced manuscript which, at its core, tells the simple story of one family's struggle to survive Miami, ladeeez and gentlemen and children of all ages, as it vanishes before their very eyes."
--Peter Gallagher--award winning journalist.

Order information:  http://www.theblackmountainpress.com/catalogue.html


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: ALWAYS LOOK UNDER BED WHEN CHECKING INTO MIAMI HOT...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: ALWAYS LOOK UNDER BED WHEN CHECKING INTO MIAMI HOT...: On a separate blog man writes:  "Hello, I am writing to you from Europe to ask about how safe it is to visit Miami.  I have been readin...

ALWAYS LOOK UNDER BED WHEN CHECKING INTO MIAMI HOTEL

On a separate blog man writes:  "Hello, I am writing to you from Europe to ask about how safe it is to visit Miami.  I have been reading about the crime rate in Miami and it is said to be one of the highest in the states.  I am thinking about taking a vacation in Miami but am now not so sure about it.  I would be grateful to you if you could explain how advisable it is to visit Miami these days."

Signed:  "Unsure"

Our Response Here At The Miami Survivor Blog:  Dear unsure.  Miami can be a very fun place to visit, with a precaution.  When checking into hotels always remember to look under the bed, particularly if the room smells a little funky.

Once in a while a bodies have turned up after having been inadvertently left under beds in Miami hotel rooms.  If you find this condition in your room, make sure to contact room service.  You will find that they will generally be very apologetic and attend to the situation.   

Miami can be a fun place if you pay attention to that rule. 


http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1994-03-19/news/9403200107_1_hotel-bed-body-martinez-s-death

And please buy a copy of MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE.
http://www.theblackmountainpress.com/  "catalog"
   

Monday, October 7, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MIAMI POLICE OFFICERS, PROTECTING THE PUBLIC FROM ...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MIAMI POLICE OFFICERS, PROTECTING THE PUBLIC FROM ...: The great thing about Miami is how Miami Police officers are always out there protecting the public from harm.  Here's a story about how...

MIAMI POLICE OFFICERS, PROTECTING THE PUBLIC FROM HARM

The great thing about Miami is how Miami Police officers are always out there protecting the public from harm.  Here's a story about how a couple of these officers came up with a great scheme to protect the public. 

These officers accessed the computer database to steal identities of individuals who had contact with the police. Then they used these identities to file false income tax returns.  Don't you get it, once they stole the identities, no one else could use them to file fake returns.  Brilliant.   They not only nipped a big crime problem in bud, but made several hundred thousand dollars in the process.

Isn't it great to know that Miami police officers are looking out for all of us.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/04/miami-police-officer-convicted-in-id-theft/

Friday, October 4, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: CULTURE OF CORRUPTION IN MIAMI? NO WAY, IN MIAMI ...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: CULTURE OF CORRUPTION IN MIAMI? NO WAY, IN MIAMI ...: Culture of Corruption in Miami?  No way.  Just ask former Miami police chief and City Manager Donald Warshaw.  A compassionate man.  Why he ...

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION IN MIAMI? NO WAY, IN MIAMI THEY "DO THE RIGHT THING."

Culture of Corruption in Miami?  No way.  Just ask former Miami police chief and City Manager Donald Warshaw.  A compassionate man.  Why he even helped set up a children's charity called "Do The Right Thing."  What a charitable man, a true gem.

Then he was indicted for doing the wrong thing.  The wrong thing?  How about stealing from this very children's charity.  Go Figure.  Yes. In Miami, you can depend upon public officials "doing the right thing."  In their mind, however, "doing the right thing" means lining their own pockets with other peoples money. 

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2000-09-28/news/0009280264_1_fund-and-charity-donald-warshaw-pension-fund

http://www.niagarafallsreporter.com/Stories/2013/Jul30/dys.html

PLEASE buy a pre-publication copy of MIAMI A SURVIVOR'S TALE!  
http://www.theblackmountainpress.com/  "catalog"

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT, PROTECTING FLORIDA FROM CLEAN AIR AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BY REJECTING HIGH SPEED RAIL MONEY

When the federal government offered Florida 2.4 Billion dollars in money to help finance a high speed rail system from Miami to Orlando, Governor Scott knew exactly what to do.  He rejected it.  Why it's a "boondoggle."  he said.

Boy is he smart.  I mean, the idea of cleaner air and smarter transportation and economic development for Floridians can't be something Florida could use, could it?  Of course not.  I mean, when gas stations are selling gas for almost four dollars a gallon, why take that money away from the retailers?  And what about the oil producers?  You can't take money away from them, can you?

And what about the environmental benefits of this system, and the fact that this would help the environment?  Scott knows that global warming is probably a hoax perpetrated by communist scientists who want to pull the wool over all our eyes.  Boy is he smart.

And what about the 23,000 jobs it would have created?  Well you don't need jobs if you're dying from cancer created by all the pollution from the cars.  See it all fits.

Thanks you Governor Scott for thinking about all the fine folks in Florida, protecting them from clean air, economic development and jobs.

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2011-06-01/news/fl-high-speed-rail-alcee-forum-20110601_1_high-speed-rail-south-florida-s-tri-rail-train-speeds

Monday, September 30, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: NEED HELP IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, THE LEAST CHARITAB...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: NEED HELP IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, THE LEAST CHARITAB...: Down and out in Dade County Florida?  Well good news.  One of the largest cities in that county was just named the least charitable in Ameri...

NEED HELP IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, THE LEAST CHARITABLE CITY IN AMERICA WILL GLADLY GIVE YOU A FREE KICK IN THE A__

Down and out in Miami-Dade County Florida?  Well good news.  One of the largest cities in that county was just named the least charitable in America.  That would be Hialeah.  I'm having trouble understanding this, as they will gladly give you a free kick in in A__.  Further, it's not uncommon for cities in Miami-Dade County to simply arrest the needy, the homeless, and send them for a free meal at the Miami-Dade County Jail.  Free lodgings as well.

Please buy:  MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE,  still available for a short time "pre-publication."
http://www.theblackmountainpress.com/  "catalog"

Friday, September 27, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: RUNNING A STATE IS A LOT LIKE RUNNING A BUSINESS, ...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: RUNNING A STATE IS A LOT LIKE RUNNING A BUSINESS, ...: Running a state is a lot like running a business.  Just ask Florida's Governor Rick Scott.  During the 1990's, Scott ran a hospital ...

RUNNING A STATE IS A LOT LIKE RUNNING A BUSINESS, JUST ASK FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT

Running a state is a lot like running a business.  Just ask Florida's Governor Rick Scott.  During the 1990's, Scott ran a hospital chain, Columbia/HCA.  As president of the chain, he knew all about the cost of doing business.  Two billion dollars to be exact.  That was the fine that the government collected for the largest Medicare Fraud in history.

Columbia/HCA kept two sets of books.  One set for legitimate claims and the other for fraudulent claims.  This, so that they could keep enough money in reserve to pay for any fines or penalties should they be caught by the government.  Scott's business acumen allowed him to figure these things out.

Scott was given a "golden parachute" after being fired from Columbia/HCA.  Ten million dollars in cash, three hundred million in stock, and a one million dollar a year job as consultant.

Scott is now Governor of Florida.  Isn't it great how the cream always rises to the top.  And what about Florida?  It is the number one state in the country with regard to insurance fraud.  Yes,  running a state is a lot like running a business.

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2013-05-02/news/medicare-fraud-south-florida/

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: IF YOU ARE A WITCH, YOU BETTER BEWARE! MIAMI RESI...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: IF YOU ARE A WITCH, YOU BETTER BEWARE! MIAMI RESI...: If you plan on practicing witchcraft in Miami, you better beware.  Miami-Dade County residents will defend themselves with deadly force.  So...

IF YOU ARE A WITCH, YOU BETTER BEWARE! MIAMI RESIDENTS WILL DEFEND THEMSELVES WITH DEADLY FORCE

If you plan on practicing witchcraft in Miami, you better beware.  Miami-Dade County residents will defend themselves with deadly force.  So you better go away.  Go away witch, go away and never come back!

Hialeah resident Pedro Vargas is a fine example of  what makes Miami-Dade County a safe place to live.  He knew that someone was practicing witchcraft on him.  So he got his gun, killed the husband and wife who managed his apartment complex, as well as a family of three he encountered.  He also killed a man returning from his son's boxing practice.

None of these six individuals will EVER practice witchcraft again!  Without people like Mr. Vargas,   Miami would be full of witches and other evil beings, casting spells and doing unspeakable things.   Yes, Mr. Vargas, Miami-Dade County owes you it's thanks.       

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/31/hialeah-shooting_n_3683750.html

Please Order MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE, Pre-Publication.  http://www.theblackmountainpress.com/  "catalog"

Monday, September 23, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: IMPORTANT THAT BODY BE SECURED WHEN TRANSPORTING M...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: IMPORTANT THAT BODY BE SECURED WHEN TRANSPORTING M...: Today's blog is all about transporting dead bodies in Miami.  When placing a body in the back of your truck, it is important that the bo...

IMPORTANT THAT BODY BE SECURED WHEN TRANSPORTING MIAMI MURDER VICTIM

Today's blog is all about transporting dead bodies in Miami.  When placing a body in the back of your truck, it is important that the body be well secured.   Whatever you do, don't make the mistake that these people made and have the victim roll out of the back of your truck.  How Embarrassing.

Tips are flowing in from Miami professional killers who know the importance of the proper use of tie downs.   This includes the use of bungee cords, assuming the cords are taut, and heavy rope/twine, in order to secure the victim.

It is hard to believe that people in Miami, with all the experience they have in disposing of murder victims, would make this kind of amateur mistake.    

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Homicide-Investigation-in-Southwest-Miami-Dade-May-Involve-Missing-Child-MDPD-224710552.html

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Friday, September 20, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: COME TO AMERICA AND FIND THE AMERICAN DREAM

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: COME TO AMERICA AND FIND THE AMERICAN DREAM: Today's blog is all about finding the America dream.  Antonio Feliu, recent Cuban immigrant, found the American dream.  In a short time,...

COME TO AMERICA AND FIND THE AMERICAN DREAM

Today's blog is all about finding the America dream.  Antonio Feliu, recent Cuban immigrant, found the American dream.  In a short time, he had his apartment, a thriving marijuana lab, complete with free electricity, and a girlfriend!

God Bless America.  God Bless Freedom.  God Bless everyone's right to own a gun, including recent immigrants who just show up and are automatically welcomed here.  No background checks needed, just show up in America and you have your own marijuana lab, free electricity and a gun.

If you don't like your girlfriend, the gun can come in handy.   It did for Mr. Feliu, who killed three people then himself.  Yes, he came to this country and lived out his dreams.  Gosh, it's wonderful to contribute to America and Freedom!

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/19/3637222/police-find-marijuana-lab-in-home.html

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MY ATTEMPT TO PAINT MIAMI SKYLINE IN 2000

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: MY ATTEMPT TO PAINT MIAMI SKYLINE IN 2000: Got the painting bug and headed across the MacArthur Causeway.  What do you think?   Please remember to purchase a pre-publication copy of M...

MY ATTEMPT TO PAINT MIAMI SKYLINE IN 2000

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FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: BUTT INJECTIONS. MEDICAL NEEDS ARE WELL PROVIDED ...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: BUTT INJECTIONS. MEDICAL NEEDS ARE WELL PROVIDED ...: Today's blog is all about medical needs.  In Miami, ones needs are well provided for.  Why you can find "doctors" almost anywh...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: BUTT INJECTIONS. MEDICAL NEEDS ARE WELL PROVIDED ...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: BUTT INJECTIONS. MEDICAL NEEDS ARE WELL PROVIDED ...: Today's blog is all about medical needs.  In Miami, ones needs are well provided for.  Why you can find "doctors" almost anywh...

BUTT INJECTIONS. MEDICAL NEEDS ARE WELL PROVIDED FOR IN MIAMI.

Today's blog is all about medical needs.  In Miami, ones needs are well provided for.  Why you can find "doctors" almost anywhere.  Although you wouldn't know it, sometimes your hairdresser in Miami is also a doctor.  Sometimes your neighbor is performing dentistry in his garage.  If you ask around, you can find skilled practitioners of the medical arts almost anywhere.

There's a story about this one lady who sought out a doctor for "Butt Injections."  The highly skilled practitioner she found used "fix a flat" "super glue" and "cement" to augment the patient's rear end.  As someone doesn't know that much about medicine, I'm in awe of someone who can perform miracles with a knife and some common household products.

Oddly, however, the patient was unhappy with the procedure.  She sought out so called "real" doctors at a local hospital to complain.  Now, sadly, she is dead.   Maybe she shouldn't have sought out those  "real" doctors, as she was apparently okay when she left the clinic.  Maybe the "real" doctors did something bad to her.

In Miami it's nice to know that skilled practitioners of the medical art are just about everywhere.  Medical care is just around the corner.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/transgender-woman-arrested-injecting-fix-a-flat-patient-rear-article-1.980273

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Monday, September 16, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: HERPES INFECTED MONKEYS INVADE FLORIDA

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: HERPES INFECTED MONKEYS INVADE FLORIDA: http://news.yahoo.com/herpes-infected-monkeys-invade-florida-153637867.html Typically it's not that hard to find a subject to blog abo...

HERPES INFECTED MONKEYS INVADE FLORIDA

http://news.yahoo.com/herpes-infected-monkeys-invade-florida-153637867.html

Typically it's not that hard to find a subject to blog about, particularly in relation to Miami and the State of Florida in General.  Today's blog is about herpes infected monkeys that are running loose all over the state.   These dangerous animals spread deadly disease to humans as well as other animals.

Diseases such as encephalomyelitis, "an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord leading to death."  But when it comes to South Florida and Miami in particular, other animals could have been mentioned as well.

Poisonous bullfrogs which escaped from a packing crate at the Miami International Airport. When eaten by other animals, such as dogs, the dogs die a painful death, white foam emanating from their mouths.

Large pythons, which not only strangle other animals, but humans as well.   Chinese water snakes
which kill the local freshwater fish.  Large lizards, including iguanas that are both vicious as well as dangerous toward other animals.  The list goes on and on.

In Miami, it's pretty clear that people there aren't the only ones who are "dangerous and out of control."  



Friday, September 13, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: SPENDING A RELAXING DAY IN A MIAMI PARK

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: SPENDING A RELAXING DAY IN A MIAMI PARK:   Here's A Man Who Really Knows How To Relax.  He's Just Taking It Easy In A Park Near Downtown Miami, Within Feet Of Where Chi...

SPENDING A RELAXING DAY IN A MIAMI PARK

 
Here's A Man Who Really Knows How To Relax.  He's Just Taking It Easy In A Park Near Downtown Miami, Within Feet Of Where Children Play And Families Come To Enjoy Themselves.
 
This Is What Make's Miami Such A Great Place To Visit, Or Just Hang Out.  Just Leave Your Cares Behind And Find A Nice Soft Spot On The Ground To Plop Down. 
 
Relaxation Miami Style, Like No-where Else.  

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: "TORSO" BY FERNANDO BOTERO, ART? OR A MARKER INDIC...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: "TORSO" BY FERNANDO BOTERO, ART? OR A MARKER INDIC...: Bayfront Park is a 32 acre public park on the banks of Biscayne Bay, Miami, Fla.  This park is home to a sculpture by the famous artist F...

"TORSO" BY FERNANDO BOTERO, ART? OR A MARKER INDICATING WHERE TO DUMP THE REMAINS OF MIAMI MURDER VICTIMS?


Bayfront Park is a 32 acre public park on the banks of Biscayne Bay, Miami, Fla.  This park is home to a sculpture by the famous artist Fernando Botero.  It was placed there a few years back.  This was around the same time people began discovering headless, legless and armless bodies, floating in the nearby bay.  The prevalence of these findings has greatly increased since the statues placement.

Was this a coincidence, or was this 'functional art?'   Art, which is capable of multiple interpretations, can clearly have more than one purpose.  It can be aesthetically pleasing as well as useful.  One could argue that this statue, at least from a Miami perspective, is more than just a celebration of the human body.  Perhaps it is an indicator of where to dump human remains?  

Yes, in Miami art takes on an entirely different meaning. 

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Monday, September 9, 2013

LADY ELLEN, THE SAD MIAMI TALE OF SOMEONE WHO WASN'T WHAT THEY SEEMED TO BE

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: AN INCORRUPTIBLE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY JURIST

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: AN INCORRUPTIBLE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY JURIST: Ellen Morphonios, also known as "Maximum Morphonios," was a no nonsense judge.  Known for her long sentences and her good looks, h...

AN INCORRUPTIBLE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY JURIST

Ellen Morphonios, also known as "Maximum Morphonios," was a no nonsense judge.  Known for her long sentences and her good looks, having been a beauty queen in her early years, she took a harsh approach toward those convicted of criminal acts in her court.

They even did a segment on 60 Minutes featuring this tough no nonsense jurist.  In a town otherwise known for its corruption, it was refreshing to know that "Lady Ellen" stood high and above the dishonesty that plagued the criminal justice system in Miami, particularly in the early 90's.

It had been uncovered that several state court judges had been taking bribes from dishonest lawyers, who wanted these judges to be lenient toward their criminal clients.  Drug dealers, hit men, etc., were released from jail on bond in return for cash payments to these dishonest judges.  "Operation Court Broom" resulted in the arrest and prosecution of judges and lawyers who were involved.

When offered a bribe by the late Raymond Takiff, a lawyer who had been caught and was now wired for sound, Lady Ellen stood up for honesty and integrity.  Her response,  "I don't do that anymore."

How refreshing to know that justice in Miami had at least one incorruptible individual who stood up for truth and decency.

Ellen set an example for others holding public office in Miami.  Many still admire her.
With Ellen Morphonios's passing from cancer in December of 2002, some believed that the last incorruptible Miami-Dade County public official had passed on.

Friday, September 6, 2013

FUNDING NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE BY STOPPING MEDICARE FRAUD IN MIAMI

Todays blog is all about funding National Health Insurance.

In our continuing effort to keep you abreast of all things Miami, here is some current news. 

A Miami "actor" and his wife have admitted guilt in a fifteen million dollar Medicare rip off.

They had a "home healthcare" business and were supposedly providing nursing services.  Billing the government for these nonexistent services, they plowed the profits into  "Cuban cultural programs" on cable television.

Recently it has been reported that merely stopping the Medicare fraud in Miami alone, will provide enough money to fund the entire National Health Insurance program.

Recently it was also reported that many of those under investigation have fled to Cuba.  Cuba of all places.

In Miami, it is encouraging to know that hard working people are doing what they can to make a living.  Contributing to society and realizing the American dream.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

FINDING MIAMI'S HISTORIC ARCHITECTURAL TREASURES,TAKE ALONG A SHOVEL

If you want to discover Miami's historic architectural treasures, better take along a shovel.  A great example is the historic and grand Royal Palm hotel that used to grace downtown Miami where the Miami River meets the bay.

A large and wonderful wooden structure, it suffered damage at the hands of the 26 Hurricane and was never rebuilt.  No effort was made.  Now archaeologists dig at the site the hotel once occupied and hunt for clues of its very existence.  Discoveries such as old room keys end up local museums.

Old historic structures in other towns are what make the towns.  A great example of this is the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. 

The pride of the San Diego community, it is an historic wooden hotel from the 1890's.  Very few buildings in Miami are left that evoke such images of the grand past.

What's worse is that in Miami, old architectural gems are routinely torn down and replaced with worthless junk.  All to please some money hungry developer whose sole interest is in the quick generation of cash.

There is no evidence of past history.  No civic pride, and No-one fights to preserve the past.  What is left is a heartless city, a city with no soul.   A city without a past is a city without a future.

One of the few old structures left in Miami is the old 2nd Ave. cemetery.  This is appropriate because whatever is old and historic in the city has pretty much died. 



Wednesday, September 4, 2013

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN, PRINCIPLES UNKNOWN OR...

FRANK ABRAMS AUTHOR: WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN, PRINCIPLES UNKNOWN OR...: Todays blog is about gravity.  A basic principle of gravity is one that goes as follows:  "What goes up must come down."  Taking t...

WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN, PRINCIPLES UNKNOWN OR DISREGARDED IN MIAMI

Todays blog is about gravity.  A basic principle of gravity is one that goes as follows:  "What goes up must come down."  Taking this rule further, lets analyze what happens when an individual, standing on the planet Earth, specifically in the City of Miami, fires a gun into the air.

Unless the bullet is traveling fast enough to escape the Earth's gravitational pull, it will fall back to the ground.   Not only that, it will fall to the ground with enough speed to kill, maim or otherwise injure anyone it may hit on the way down.

Every New Year's Eve and Every Fourth of July in Miami, some individual, or frequently many individuals, will fire their weapons into the air.  This, as crowds of people, including women and children, are gathered at festivals.

Even the police know that being outside on New Year's Eve in Miami is an invitation to suicide.   Despite public pleas from law enforcement and others, someone is always killed, maimed or grievously injured.  This, by individuals who think that it's "fun" to shoot bullets into the air. 

In Miami, the principle of gravity applies just like everywhere else.  But "fun" has taken on an entirely different meaning.  The message that these shooters give is crystal clear.  "Oh what fun to see a stranger injured, Oh what Miami fun!"

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

"CATCH AND RELEASE" FISHING IN MIAMI DADE COUNTY, MORE THAN HUMANE, IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE

Today's blog is all about "catch and release" fishing in Miami-Dade County waters.  More than humane, it may save your life.  Key is to remember never to eat any fish caught in either fresh water canals or the salt water of Biscayne Bay.

First let me start with the fresh water canals that proliferate in Miami-Dade County.  They used to be clean and clear.  Now they are an inky black.  Oil slicks can be seen floating on top of the water.   This is due to the many stolen cars that are dumped into these canals on a daily basis.

Many a residence in Miami will have an illegal septic system that will dump sewage directly into these same canals where people fish.  The many businesses surrounding the waters do little or nothing to obey the disposal laws.  Toxic sludge is routinely dumped into these local waters.   If you do catch a live fish, typically it will have three eyes or some other anomaly.  Often, a Chinese water snake will have attached itself to the poor suffering and diseased fish.  Typically the fish will die an agonizing death. The same death may await you if you eat it.

Key to the salt water issue is something called the Virginia Key Sewage Treatment Plant.  Due to the millions and millions of people that now populate the small spit of land know as Miami-Dade County, the plant cannot handle tons of sewage that are sent in its direction.   As a result, untreated sewage is routinely dumped into Biscayne Bay.

It is safe to say that eating fish caught in Biscayne Bay is somewhat similar to eating a fish that one has caught in their toilet.  Whatever you catch, throw it back.  And remember to wear gloves.  When you get home, scrub yourself and your boat down.  Have plenty of antiseptic, and make sure that you've had your necessary flu shots, etc.  Catch and release in Miami-Dade County is more than just humane, it is a necessary act that may very well save your life.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

BOOMSDAY, KNOXVLLE TN. GREAT TIME, NO-ONE SHOT OR KILLED

Had a great time at yesterday's
BOOMSDAY Labor Day fireworks show in Knoxville Tn.

Unlike virtually every public event that occurs in Miami, no one was shot, no one was stabbed.  There were no gang turf wars, and no one shot a gun into the air to see who the bullet would kill when it fell out of the sky.

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

MIAMI COURTHOUSE SECURITY, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT SOMEONE IS WATCHING

Courthouse security is very important.  It is important that someone is watching out to make sure that the bad guys don't come into the courthouse with weapons, etc.  Yes, it is important that someone is watching.  Whatever you do, don't do this mistake.  Never have your name tag on your keys.

Like the time  I went to the clerk's office of the Metro Justice Building.  I dropped my keys into a plastic container which was sent through the x-ray machine.  The minute my keys came out the other end, I watch a man quickly snatch them from the container and briskly walk away with them.  The people manning the detector delayed me as I raised my voice to explain that the man in front of me had "just taken my keys."  The people at the detector seemed not to care.

As the man briskly walked to the exit on the other side of the building I chased him down.  When confronted by myself and a security guard, he cursed at me, called me a MF, and threw the keys to the ground.  Next, he ran out the back of the building.   With my name tag on the keys, he could have stolen my car and burglarized my house.

The security guard didn't seem much to care as the man ran away. He was busy "taking care of courthouse security."  Yes, its nice to know that security is on top of things in Miami.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pjZLLzX3KXY

Friday, August 30, 2013

"SAVING FACE," A MIAMI TWIST ON AN OLD TERM

My blog today is about the term "Saving Face."

If you look the term up, you will see its classical definition as:  "Preserving ones honor or prestige."

In Miami, here are a couple different definitions:  "Preserving ones face from being eaten by another person.  To wit:  "saving face."

"Eating some face now, saving some for later."  to wit "saving face."

In Miami these are actual working definitions. 

In 2012, near downtown Miami, a man named Ronald Poppo was attacked by a crazed maniac who chewed off 75 percent of his face.  He just held Mr. Poppo down and started eating.  When police confronted the perpetrator he looked up, grinned, with a couple pieces of flesh hanging from his mouth, and went back to his endeavors.

It took a couple bullets to stop him.  Mr. Poppo, who lost 75 percent of his face, but who was lucky to be alive, was not very good at "saving face."  In Miami, "saving face" can mean the difference between life and death.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Check Out The Book Trailer! MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SCHOOLS, PREPARING YOUNG CHILDREN FOR THE FUTURE

Shortly before we left Miami, a kid in one of our local middle schools decided that it would be a good idea to kill someone, this, in apparent preparation for the world he would be living in upon his graduation from the public schools of Miami-Dade County.  He decided upon killing his "best friend," but since his best friend was absent that day, he settled upon a bright kid who played the violin.  As with almost all criminal acts in Miami, it is the peaceful and kind who pay the price.

He encountered this violin playing kid in the men's room, took him to a stall and slit his throat.  Kind of messy, he went back to class with blood all over his shirt.  When school personnel went looking for the missing kid, they found his dead body dripping blood from the stall, onto the men's room floor.

As it turned out, this violent kid used to spend his days, with his parent's apparent approval, watching violent movies day in and day out.  The perpetrator's parents defended this vicious and violent kid.  "He's a good boy."   As is typical, no-one in Miami takes responsibility.  And it's always the peaceful and non violent who pay.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP MY FORMER MIAMI NEIGHBOR? HIS NICKNAME IS O.J. AND HIS HOUSE WAS SOLD AT A FORCLOSURE SALE

Can Anyone Please Help My Former Miami Neighbor?  His nickname is O.J. and he used to have a pretty good career as an NFL football player and later an announcer/commentator.

His Last name is Simpson and he moved to Miami from California because the atmosphere in Miami fit him better than that famous glove.   I used to see his white Ford Bronco parked outside of his house.   He got in trouble once while traveling through my neighborhood.  Got into an argument and snatched the glasses off of this guy's face.  Charged with assault, he was found not guilty.

Now he's in jail in Nevada, convicted of armed robbery or something like that.  His house has been sold at a foreclosure sale.   Now if I travel back to Miami I won't see his white Bronco parked there in front of his house.   How I miss that car.   O.J., are you listening to this???  

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Honoring Your City's Founder

Todays Post Is All About Honoring Your City's Founder.  The founder of the City of Miami was Julia Tuttle.  In the late 1800's she convinced railroad magnate Henry Flagler to run his railroad, which then stopped at Palm Beach, further South to Miami.   Thus began the explosion of growth in that city.  In order to honor her, they named a sex offender colony after her.  You heard that right.

The Julia Tuttle Causeway connects the mainland to Miami Beach.  Around 2006, the city decided to place a sex offender colony under this bridge.  That's right, The Julia Tuttle Sex Offender Colony.   What an appropriate honor, to name a sex offender colony after the city's founder.  Many felt that this pretty much represented what the City of Miami was all about.   Daily, starting around 2006, the city stocked this colony with violent inmates released from the Miami Dade County Jail.  Many feel that this now defunct sex offender colony pretty much stood for what that city Julia Tuttle founded was all about. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Traffic Jams, Mean And Angry Drivers

Today's post is about Traffic Jams.  Traffic jams are everywhere but in Miami they are special.  Mean and angry drivers curse and swear at each other constantly.  Temperatures reach the nineties as people sit there in their expensive sports cars, the ones with 200mph top end, with nowhere to go.  They scream into their cellphones while drinking Starbucks coffee.  Bloodpressure and anger rise with the heat. 

With the high water level in South Florida they can't build subways.  Metrorail is just a patch.  Millions of people are crowded into this small spit of land, never meant to be a huge metropolis.  Anger spills over and gunfights are common.  Best to have a good escape plan when the bullets start flying.  Remember not to look at other drivers in the face.  Responding to that three finger salute  might not be a very good idea.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hurricanes And Hurricane Preparedness In Miami

My Miami blog today concerns hurricanes and hurricane preparedness.  When disaster strikes, many cities come together to show their love and support  by helping their neighbor.  After Hurricane Andrew hit Miami in 1992, many Miami residents came together as well.  It was to loot the Cutler Ridge Mall. 

Day and night gangs of people worked hard.  Community spirit was raised by finding lots of "free things."  There were news videos of many people "helping their neighbor."  It's very hard to run out of a mall lugging heavy t.v.'s and other heavy appliances by oneself.  Many videos show two or more people running out of the mall with these heavy items.  Yes, Miami is the "help your neighbor" city.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Welcome To The Neighborhood!

My blog today concerns the first house I purchased in Miami, in 1993.  It was in an area known as Kendall.   I lived in a cul de sac in a planned unit development.  There was a small park on the other side.  I noticed some older kids hanging out there.   They noticed me as well.  I came home from work the next day to find the window on my front door smashed, glass all over the  place.  My neighbor told me that she saw these kids trying to break into my house, and when they saw her they ran.  A classic Miami "welcome to the neighborhood" committee.   Damages cost over $500.00.

My family moved to Asheville in 2004.  Two neighborhood kids appeared at our door with a heavy object.  It was a pie.  There was not doubt in our minds how correct our decision to move from Miami was.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Childhood Pranks In Miami

My blog today concerns "childhood pranks."  If you look at the pedestrian walkways that traverse the expressways in Miami, you will notice that they are completely enclosed.  The chain link fencing covers not only the sides, but the tops as well.  Is this for the protection of those who use the walkways?  Here is your answer.

Many of these walkways lead to public schools.  Many people reminisce about being young and the things that they did to annoy people.  Things like hiding the neighbor's newspaper and watching him look for it.  But these Miami kids had a "great" idea.  Why not throw things like boulders and cinder blocks over the top of these overpasses onto the cars below.  Sure, why not see what it's like to kill someone, kind of in preparation for the violent world they would be coming a part of.

Word gets around in Miami, as the criminal network is well connected.  Pretty soon, the juvenile courts were filled with the perpetrators that the police were able to catch.  Many of course got away.   And what about the victims.  There were horrendous stories of gruesome injury as well as many thousands of dollars in property damage.  

Unable to stop these acts, the pedestrian overpass walkways now have chain link both on the sides as well as on the top.  So now you have your answer.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Not A Good Place To Retire

My Miami story for today has to do with a retired doctor who lived in The Village Of Pinecrest, my neighborhood.  Pinecrest was supposedly one of the "better neighborhoods."  A high school kid a few years back decided to skip school one day to burglarize houses.  He encountered this gentle saver of lives and shot him dead.  All to steal his car.  This is a classic Miami story.  In the end, like so many others, it was the doctor who made the miscalculation.   He believed that Miami was a safe place to retire.  Read about it in:  MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE, by The Black Mountain Press.  The book can be pre-ordered at:  http://www.theblackmountainpress.com/   "catalog"

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Girlfriend Was "The Devil"

My Miami Story for today concerns a 1985 case that got a lot of attention concerning what was now happening in that once fair city.  A man named Alberto Mesa stabbed his girlfriend 111x, cut off her head and went running down the street with it.  Upon meeting a policeman, he tossed him the head, proud that he had dispatched her.  He was later acquitted "by reason of insanity."  Welcome to Miami, as events such as this began to become more and more common.    Please see it in MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE!   Getting GREAT pre-publication reviews.   http://blackmountainpress.blogspot.com/2013/05/frank-abrams-to-publish-miami-survivors.html

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

MIAMI SURVIVOR STORIES

Please give me your best Miami Survivor stories!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1378472209048447/  and remember to Pre-Order my book,
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The Smell That Wouldn't Go Away

One of my favorite Miami stories is about the German tourist who checked into a hotel.  There was a smell in the room which he kept complaining about.  Room service showed up several times and each time sprayed Lysol into the air.  It was later on when he looked under the bed that he found the dead body.  Any competent Miami hotel cleaning crew knows that they must always look under beds.
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Very Excited To Have A Blog, This Is Going To Be Great!

I'm very excited to have a blog, and will be posting daily comments about Miami.  Look for my upcoming book, MIAMI: A SURVIVOR'S TALE!  To be published by The Black Mountain Press, and you can order a pre-publication copy!
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Galleys for Miami a Surviver's Tale are out from the Black Mountain Press!

I'm excited to tell you that galleys for Miami, A Surviver's Tale are out and the publication will be released in a few months. It is exciting to finally see the design and go the galleys word by word to make sure that there were no mistakes or last minute changes. What an experience to be a published author! And I am honored to be represented by the Black Mountain Press and their wonderful editing and design staff. 

I love what they did with a rustic cracked font in the chapter headings, and to be able to see the photos for first time incorporated into the pdf mockup. I can't wait to see the final product!