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Monday, November 17, 2014


       Nevada may have its Burning Man but Miami isn't far behind. 

 In 2012 I lit up a Burning Mango,

and last fall, Dave Villano put a torch to his own "Burning Guy".  Of course, the women at the annual seaside retreat complained ("Why is it that a man gets all the attention?") so Dave began assembling sticks into a huge, handsome, female.

       Last Saturday night he presented "Burning Woman" at our annual primitive gathering in the woods of Key Biscayne.  It was another wonderful bohemian affair which featured thirty friends,

a pathway leading to the Atlantic ocean where,

four sea cows were lazily grazing in the grass off shore.

Hiking a half-mile can build up a big appetite so,we sat down for an exotic pot-luck dinner,

followed by Francesca leading a sing-a-long. 
Cole Porter's "Don't Fence Me" was a big hit as was Radiohead's "Creep".

Finally, Dave announced it was "torch time". After a rousing speech, the big girl was set on fire.

 All were amazed.

Sunday morning we enjoyed a fantastic acrobatic scooter show.  These two were able to scoot in circles clockwise and counter clockwise!

The other kids were impressed...but what was most impressive was Sunday's first performance, almost as good as Dave's,

                          "Burning Sun"

      I hope your Sunday morning was just as spectacular.   

     Getting primitive in the woods is great fun.  Grab some friends and try it next weekend.



  1. Thank you Francesca and Glenn!

    Parker and Paul

  2. As a first time participant in this adventure, I want to say a sincere "Thank You" for hosting such a fun event and allowing us to be a part of it!

    Monica and Amanda