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"Some old friends and contacts have been asking what I have been up to recently.
Well I just recently released another musical CD from my side project hobby band - MAALSTROOM.
Over the past few years I have also been business consulting for several corporations who have requested my services to help them improve business operations and profitability.
I have now helped 5 companies turn things around and in some cases go from near collapse and closure, to seeing record sales, higher profits and bonus plans for employees.
If only the leaders in DC would use some of these ideas.
On the personal side, my wife and I bought land in the mountains.
Yes, you read that right.
After 33 years of living in South Florida and enjoying the beaches, SCUBA diving, warm weather, pools and the tropical lifestyle, I am finding the exponential population growth and all the other things that come with heavy urbanization are making us feel different about Florida now.
To put it simply, this is not the same Florida I first moved to way back in the mid-70's as a kid.
It's not even the same Florida I returned to after graduating college in 1985.
30 years ago, South Florida was a tropical paradise of orange groves, fields of cattle and rural settings. Many of the people living here were retired individuals from up north looking for a quiet retreat with warm sun and surf.
Today that vision of South Florida is gone.
The citrus groves and cattle have been replaced with townhouses, endless malls, condos and zero-lot-line housing developments.
The culture, demographics and society has transformed into an over-populated, loud and urban environment that barely resembles traditional America any longer.
In fact, many people now say South Florida is quickly becoming the Los Angeles of the East Coast.
It's a shame.
So the idea of a quiet, isolated and secluded lifestyle on 125 acres of totally wooded forest up in the mountains is very appealing to us these days.
A new adventure."
Take a visit to our land below...
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