A vast field of lights met my gaze as I flew into Miami for the first time in the late ’90s. To the west was the blackness of the Everglades and to the east, the ocean, but below me were lights — a breathtaking array of tightly packed luminescence, tantalizing and exciting. And ironic, as my love... Read More
Miami will always occupy a special place in my heart. My beloved grandmother spent such a great portion of her life here that the two are now synonymous... Read More
The homeless man knocked on my window while I was stopped at a red light on North Federal Highway, just east of the Miami Design District. He made the... Read More
It was the summer of 2003; I was living in a very old and ugly apartment building between Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 2nd Avenue, off of 33rd Street... Read More
Although my mother, the former Edith Leibowitz, was born in New York, she graduated from Miami Beach High in 1942. So it was only natural that she and... Read More
Hands shaking…holding back tears…acting as if it weren’t breaking me apart… I said good-bye with tears falling down my cheeks and walked through... Read More
I came to Miami Beach as a New York transplant along with my father Irwin, mother Fay and older brother George.
Dad was a self-taught gentleman with... Read More
Miami, FL 33133
When people ask me if I love a person romantically, I kind of laugh. I laugh because I’m sort of having an affair. I love my Venezuelan wife, whom I... Read More
My father, David R. Balogh, is a Miami Beach legend. Most Beach people knew him and many, many shopped at his Balogh jewelry store.
Today, wherever... Read More
5200 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Some might say that I was made to serve in public office. I don’t know, but I have lived an interesting and good life.
I learned so much doing what... Read More