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As it nears the end of its session the Florida Legislature has had a heck of a ride. One state senator utters horrendous, hurtful words more often spewed in secret, while lawmakers instead, have … more
It’s a good thing the Florida House of Representatives wasn’t in session when Columbus wanted to sail the ocean blue. Lawmakers would have passed a bill prohibiting the trip because science … more
For as long as I can remember I wanted to live by the beach. Growing up in Northern Missouri I helped out on both sides of the family, farming row crops, raising livestock, working hay; I did it … more
He would put it off as long as he could, aides said, and trembled when he finally had to sign a black-bordered death warrant. Despite his profound opposition to capital punishment, LeRoy Collins sent … more
The Era of Good Feelings is the term used to describe the aftermath of the War of 1812 where the American nation sought to establish national unity during a period of one-party dominance. The … more
Having a grievance taught me a lot about how the City Council is viewed by citizens of Green Cove Springs. As I talked with strangers and people I barely knew, a pattern emerged. Hearing my … more
After the School Board Meeting Thursday, April 6, I was outside talking to Tommy Fitzpatrick and Lynn Sparks. Tommy was relating the way the GPS system scores drivers. He mentioned that Lynn had … more
If a serious accident or illness should happen to you, what happens next? This is a question that most of us do not like to think about; however, delaying advance care planning discussions until a … more
A Senate panel is poised to approve legislation this week that could add five more medical marijuana treatment centers in Florida by October and lower the threshold for adding additional treatment … more
It’s Tuesday and I’m sitting here looking at the blank page wondering what to write. It’s not the first time this has happened, but today it’s particularly difficult, almost painful. Today … more
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