Ben Stein's Diary

A Case of Intracoastal Blues

A magazine installment from the world's leading Diarist.

By From the June 2012 issue

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TIME TO GO HOME. This hotel turned out to be fabulously good. Great room service most of the time, fabulous view out our windows, basically quite quiet. Whatever they did wrong that first night, they recovered beautifully.

Florida is glorious when it’s not hot or humid or rainy. I had breakfast on the balcony with Big Wifey this morning, eating oatmeal with the waves in the background and birds hovering nearby.

My wife said, “I woke up in the middle of the night and turned on the light next to the bed and there was the most beautiful insect I have ever seen. Like a long, glowing, blue-green stick.”

My wife sees beauty everywhere.

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Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes "Ben Stein's Diary" for every issue of The American Spectator.