Cohabitation is living together without benefit of marriage. Sex and/or passion presumed. Early in American history, cohabitation was a crime. Once in many States. Now, only three.

Florida is one of three. Conviction means a fine up to $500 and up to 60 days in jail.

No one has been charged and/or convicted of cohabitation in ever so long. An antiquated law. No one pays any attention to the law. Properly so.

Yet, Florida has been trying to get the law off the books for years. The State Legislature fails to cooperate. Another try is in the works this year. Why can’t Florida get the law off the books?

I stayed in all day nursing my cold.

Spent the afternoon writing this week’s KONK Life column Late Night Diner. The story of Edward Hopper and Nighthawks. A little Hemingway and Jack Baron included. The column publishes wednesday.

WOW, is it cold! Low last night 60. 63 at the moment. High today 65. My body picked a good time to get a cold!

Syracuse/Duke tonight. At Duke. Duke a 10.5 point favorite. I will be watching. I am fighting depression this season.

The World Almanac section of today’s Key West Citizen has a pointed quote by the French philosopher Baron de Montesquieu: “Not to be loved is unfortunate, but it is an insult to be loved no longer.” Right on as to a dumped lover or spouse.

I have three appointments today. Dentist, physiotherapy and doctor. Have to cancel all three. The cold controls.

Enjoy your day!



  1. KW Lou,

    I know from your postings that you have some health issues (don’t we all!). However, I also know, from experience, that, if you have cardiac and/or high blood pressure issues, you should not be taking Sudafed for your cold. I’m in that category and have found Coricidin HBP Cold (made especially for patients with cardiac and/or blood pressure disorders) very effective. It calms the symptoms of the cold or sinus variety and doesn’t interfere with other meds you may be taking for HBP (high blood pressure).

    Just thought I’d throw that out there for you.

    Take care,

    • Deanie…..Thank you. I was concerned also because I take heart and blood pressure medications. Called my heart doctor. He said don’t take your heart medicines while on the Sudafed. I used Sudafed only 24 hours. So missed only one day of meds. Thank you again for your concern.


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