Martin D. Goodkin


Martin D. Goodkin
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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About Me

A writer, waiter, fat fighter, theatre and movie going happy positive Pollyanna who believes there is good in everyone--I speak my mind and say how I feel--I see this as an asset, some don't. I consider myself one of the happiest, richest and luckiest people in the world!

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We all have many titles during life and I have reached the pinnacle, for me, an octogenarian Leap Year Baby--bet you don't know many of those, if any! Though at 80/20 years old I began feeling the ge...
In autumn in Fort Lauderdale the rainy season ends on October 15 but not the hurricane season! In autumn in Fort Lauderdale the leaves fall one tree at a time! In autumn in Fort Lauderdale my white g...
I was so involved with who was playing who that the first 15 minutes of the movie is a blur to me! Was Antonio Banderas supposed to be Pedro Almodovar? Is Asia Exteandia supposed to be Banderas? Who t...
I like trying new food items and each month I do just that! I haven't had snails in years and usually it was in a French restaurant where the best part was dipping the bread into the garlic and butte...
Though all weeks are good some good weeks are better than others and last week was just that! Before seeing "Les Miserables" we had dinner at Cafe Vico, needless to say one of my favorite restaurants...
Was it titled "Lucy In The Sky" just so a few lines of the Beatles' song could be sung? Maybe. I hadn't been to a movie theatre for 11 days and though I watch movies on TV it isn't the same! My choic...
It doesn't happen all the time but after a very windy rain overnight the birds come out to have brunch! Maybe it is the wind that stirs up the worms and crabs but they come out in large numbers. I ha...
The old joke goes that we have 4 seasons in South Florida: 1) early bird season (they go cheap, cheap) 2) snow bird season (the Yankees and French Canadians invade us) 3)hurricane/rainy season and 4)...
In 1862 Victor Hugo's epic novel "Les Miserables" was published and though I never read it I did see a movie version in 1952 so the first time I saw the musical stage version in 2000 I was familiar w...
I could write forever about Mother Nature and never run out of material! If you look at the dates on the pictures they have all been taken in the past few days. 1) is the mother plant and keeps on bl...
I have been coming to the restaurant for over 20 years and though never disappointed nothing really stands out except for their Margaritas but I don't drink anymore. Had a groupon so we decided to ha...
Nothing like starting off October with King Tides followed by Geraniums, white, red and pink not only blooming but all having buds to keep on going. Then there is the misnamed (1) Christmas Cactus an...
I always wanted to live ON the water not IN it but with what is known as King Tides come in I sometimes get the feeling my third floor apartment will soon be a waterfront one!With the 20-25 MPH winds... Some day I will learn how to post a video--meanwhile you will just have to copy and paste!! :O)...
1) On the left Biscuit 12 years old and on the right Cody 7 months old 2) And the 'Christmas' cactus keeps on blooming 3) Working on the roof 4) Out my window 5) A new pepper--for some reason they on...