My family moved to Kendall in the fall of 1975. Both from Ohio, my parents settled here with a pioneer spirit, building a home together in an old pine tree forest at a time when the area felt like it was at the edge of civilization.
A reserve filled with Dade-County pine trees now surrounded them—... Read More
In various cultures, grandparents have been seen as a rich treasure. A grandparent’s life is one to be mined for the depths of riches shared in the form... Read More
We hauled my parent’s aluminum canoe off the roof-rack of his 2002 Mitsubishi Montero and onto the grass near the edge of the Biltmore canal. I grabbed... Read More
In the 1920s, the film industry was beginning to invest in “sound” for movies. Impressive theaters were built and audiences came rushing to escape... Read More
Every mother who wanted to buy her daughter a stunning dress will remember the name “Dorissa of Miami.”
This is the story of our mother, Doree Fromberg... Read More
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
In November 1967, after my girlfriend and I became registered nurses, we moved from Wisconsin to Miami Beach. This was a goal we had dreamed of since high... Read More
My mother Myrtis Virgina Bell came to Miami in 1913, her birth year, from Polk County. Charles and Virginia Bell, my grandparents, worked in a phosphate... Read More
It feels like a high speed chase west on the ironically named Dolphin Expressway, veering south on what follows as a seamless string of highway on the... Read More
Coral Gables, FL
I always felt special because I was born in Miami. My parents, like so many others, came from someplace else.
My father Jack Moore grew up in Waycross... Read More
I’ve been trying to leave Miami for a long time now.
Miami was my home after I left Haiti. Creole was in every corner, familiar faces spilled out... Read More