J.L. Pattison
A mildly melancholic, increasingly misanthropic, contrarian who cherishes life, liberty, and lattes. He turns coffee and sweet tea into books at JLPattison.com.

It still haunts me to this day.

There were many memorable moments about growing up in South Florida. Like that one morning my house violently shook from the Midas Muffler shop explosion that occurred in Davie, to visiting the aftermath of the explosion and ensuing fire from the Amtrak train that hit a Hess gas truck on the tracks on Cypress Creek Road in Ft. …

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