Hallandale Beach Blog -A common sense public policy overview offering a critical perspective on the current events, politics, govt., public policy, sports scene and pop culture of the U.S., South Florida and Europe, especially the UK and Sweden. In particular, Broward & Miami-Dade County, and the cities of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood & Aventura. Trust me when I tell you, this part of Florida is NOT the Land of Lincoln. Pictured in upper-left is Hallandale Beach's iconic beachball-colored Water Tower on State Road A1A; September 2008 photo by me, South Beach Hoosier. © 2013 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

#TuesdayMotivation #DoGoodOnDemand - #GoodwillSFL needs your help and @Roadie is helping them by making it easy for you to donate your unwanted items and deliver them to the closest @GoodwillSFL location for FREE

You know that New Year's Resolution you made a few weeks ago about re-organizing and cleaning out your house and office that you've been putting off... well, today marks the last day that  will pick up your unwanted items and deliver them to the closest Goodwill South FL @GoodwillSFL location for free with code GOODWILL

Learn more about how to schedule a free pickup and delivery for your donations at 
https://www.roadie.com/goodwill and remember that your Goodwill donations will help connect someone with a new job, help with job training that creates jobs for people with disabilities, and give people a second chance when they need it the most. ❤️

Make a difference in our community TODAY!





Sunday, February 26, 2017

#Oscars and Film Observations - Miami native and film director Barry Jenkins seeks to make history, but past year's tsunami of critical praise for his Miami-based film #Moonlight makes it clear he'll be a leading Hollywood voice for originality for decades to come; #LaLaLand

#Oscars - At Oscars 2017, Miami native and film director Barry Jenkins seeks to make history, but past year's tsunami of critical praise for his Miami-based film #Moonlight makes it clear he'll be a leading Hollywood "name" and voice for originality for decades to come

Meanwhile, after months of critical praise for #LaLaLand -my favorite film in MANY years- that netted Damien Chazelle's ode to people dreaming of success in LA's hyper-competitive creative Biz 14 nominations, some people wonder if a backlash has emerged against it, esp. in big categories. 

But then why would you punish someone for success that comes from it resonating with people all over the world? What's the point of THAT?
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Lionsgate Movies @LaLaLand La La Land (2016 Movie) Official Trailer – 'Dreamers'

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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night we had! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is saying something considering what seems like the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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Miami Dolphins classic logo

Miami Dolphins classic logo
What I grew up with in South Florida in the 1970's - not just an expectation for winning, but for excellence and 100% effort!

North Miami Beach High school alumni

North Miami Beach Senior High School, the Home of the Chargers

North Miami Beach Senior High School, the Home of the Chargers
Before I was a Hoosier, I was an NMB Charger, Class of 1979.

In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation

In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation
"In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation." -South Beach Hoosier, 2007.