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The tatto rage

When I was in the U.S. Marines Corps during WW II, I got a tattoo put on my right forearm that read: “Destiny, what next?”
Published: 12/18/14

Just for Grins -- Porcupine palace debuts

Despite torrid opposition from People for the Ethical Treatment of Attractions (P.E.T.A.), a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week unveiled the new Porcupine Palace.
Published: 12/11/14
Updated: 12/12/14

Look up, Americans, it’s not as bad as you think

We are one glum country.
Published: 12/11/14

Project aims to help female inmates create art, productive lives

From behind the closed door in the Pinellas County Jail are sounds of sewing machines, the chatter of women discussing which fabric would go with another, and the smooth sounds of melodic music playing from the CD player on the bookshelf.
Published: 12/04/14

Rx: Love Notes

Everyone needs to be loved. Love is the most powerful antibiotic on the planet. People use a variety of ways to be noticed, recognized, or acknowledged. Love can be expressed overtly or covertly, verbally or non-verbally. In some cases, its presence ...
Published: 12/04/14

Just for Grins: Join the Club

I just received an insulting letter from the Mensa Society:
Published: 11/27/14

Put the giving in Thanksgiving

The word connotes turkey with all the trimmings, nonstop football games and the official start of holiday shopping. But Thanksgiving has a longer, deeper meaning.
Published: 11/27/14

Lessons on Florida casino expansion

With election season come and gone, the governor and state legislature can return their attention to unfinished business. One issue is whether or not to expand casino gambling.
Updated: 1 months ago

We are all waiting for something or someone

Woodrow Wilson, our 28th president, said this about patience: “All things come to he who waits — provided he knows what he is waiting for.”
Updated: 1 months ago
What makes a strong lobbyist

What makes a strong lobbyist

Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it’s lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in Washington.
Updated: 1 months ago

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