my last several visits to favorite hot spots have been diminishd by temperatures well below normal. so I decided to give Florida another try. surely naked sunbathing in mid-winter wd do one good. wellllllll I'm back from Fort Lauderdale pale & splenetic. my first 2 days the rain was nonstop. my last 2 days featurd cold winds -- often at storm level. in short it was miserable. the only emerald in the muck was meeting Neil de la Flor who kindly drove up from Miami for an evening of poet talk with a tincture of gossip.