The Charles Avenue Historical Marker is across the street from the E.W.F. Stirrup House. Once called Evangelist Street, Charles is one of the oldest streets in Miami, which is why ...
Crazy angles. Just like Batman. Long-time readers of Not Now Silly know that Unpacking The Writer is a monthly feature, in which I pull back the curtain and reveal the man ...
Before the meeting of the Coconut Village Council got underway The February 25th Coconut Grove Village Council purred along nicely until the agenda item of Trolleygate. That’s when the wheels fell ...
Let’s have a Tomversation, Tom. Longtime followers of Not Now Silly can attest, I have been trying to Save the E.W.F. Stirrup House for more than 5 years. Back in 2009 I ...
The removal of the old growth trees on the E.W.F. Stirrup property was only one in a series of chess moves made virtually simultaneously as the Coconut Grove Playhouse deal ...
Fined $1,000 per tree or $4,000 on the Stirrup property. “Some people say” Gino Falsetto has finally gone too far. The recent destruction of the old growth trees on the E.W.F. ...
Code enforcement beat me to it. That $4,000 fine will restore the 100-year old trees, right? It was supposed to be a quiet morning editing Farce Au Pain, until I received ...
If you’re relatively new to Not Now Silly, and/or my Unpacking The Writer series, let me hip you to one salient fact right now, so you don’t feel foolish from ...
I forgot again. Every year I swear I will write a Groundhog Day essay about my experiences working as a News Writer in the CityPulse news room in Toronto on this day. ...
The White Elephant completed and awaiting the end of lawsuits I sent a variation of this letter to a local reporter. Because I worked on it for so long, and because ...
From time to time I peel back the curtains — AUNTY EM!!! AUNTY EM!!! — and reveal what goes on behind the scenes here at Not Now Silly. The first ...
Fake Ford, Fake Francis The IM came from a functionary of the King Mango Strut: “Can we go off the record?”  This can be a trap for a journalist. Answer “Yes” and ...

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