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I decided to clean off my desk to get rid of the physical and emotional clutter that continues to pile up. My first priority was to throw away anything that can remind me of 2020, including a … more
The SafetyNet system in Florida includes more than 94,000 nonprofits who employ more than 6.5% of Florida’s Workforce. The Florida Nonprofit Alliance reports that nearly 40% of all nonprofits have … more
The best thing about 2020 is the fact it’s almost gone. That means we can be optimistic about 2021. For me, that means the return of the racing season. The lure of sports-car racing has … more
Without any doubt, prevention is the best medicine. In both personal behavior and public policy priorities, keeping bad things from happening is not only wise, it’s potentially … more
After the year Floridians have had, one of the state’s newest Senators thinks they might need a libation or two. Sen. Jennifer Bradley of North Central Florida’s Senate District 5, who … more
Having spent more than 30 years of my life working at major newspapers and national chains, I’m qualified to talk about the state of media. As the need for credible information grows, especially in … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced updated plans on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and new coronavirus treatments ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. As the vaccine awaits approval from the Food and … more
CLAY COUNTY – New video game consoles come out once every seven or so years and their releases require a moment of reflection. A reflection on the past years you’ve been using what is now the … more
The high school football season was plagued by, well, a plague. Games were canceled; the playoffs were as much about passing COVID-19 protocols as blocking and tackling. The college season has … more
CLAY COUNTY – Skipping one of our annual holidays here in America should be easier than ever this year. What holiday could that be, Wesley? If you’ve read my now-yearly column around this time … more
Think the holidays are here to ruin your health? Think again. It’s holiday season, and that means you will soon be thinking and talking about New Year’s resolutions. We already have Christmas … more
Florida is more than two-weeks postelection, following Democrats rough night against Republicans who dominated at the polls. The red wave the state saw raises the question: Is Florida still a … more
Think the holidays are here to ruin your health? Think again. It’s holiday season, and that means you will soon be thinking and talking about New Year’s resolutions. We already have Christmas … more
CLAY COUNTY – The question I have been asked most often in the last week is “How can Florida, and specifically Clay County, complete the ballot counting so quickly when other states cannot?” In … more
The four drivers who’ve qualified for the Championship Round of the NASCAR Playoffs didn’t get as much attention as one driver who failed to make the cut last Sunday at the Martinsville … more
How has Florida’s electorate changed since the 2016 presidential election? An examination of voter registration data in the election book closing reports for the 2016 and 2020 General elections … more
The year was 1927. The world held its collective breath when Charles Lindbergh made the first successful nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean from New York City to Paris, France. The flight … more
When you’re 17 episodes into binge-watching “Golden Girls,” you have time to think about things. You remember shaking hands with your friends. You remember hugging your children. You think … more
Never before have we been subjected to more emotional stress. For more than eight months, COVID-19 has dominated our lives. We’ve gained weight, lost wages and hope. We take one step forward in … more
The vast majority of Hispanic and Black voters believe a bachelor’s degree is key to success, according to a new survey released by the Helios Education Foundation and the Florida College Access … more
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