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Just For Grins

Just For Grins

Just For GrinsMusings from the eccentric but undeniably brilliant mind of Doug Kelly. It's disgusting to see sailboats cluttering up our waterways. What does anyone see in these bodacious boats? They've got to be the most ridiculous form of transport...
Updated: 1 months ago
Volunteering is strong, but more needed

Volunteering is strong, but more needed

In organizations across the nation, millions of people donate their time in service to the community, but more are needed. With National Volunteer Week scheduled for April 6-12, this is a timely topic for discussion. Around the Tampa Bay area, hundre...
Updated: 1 months ago
Where Congress falls short ... and where it doesn’t

Where Congress falls short ... and where it doesn’t

At a public gathering the other day, someone asked me how I'd sum up my views on Congress. It was a good question, because it forced me to step back from worrying about the current politics of Capitol Hill and take a longer view. Congress, I said, do...
Updated: 1 months ago
Reading body language

Reading body language

Fifty-five percent of what we say is based upon how we look, thirty-eight percent from how we say things, and only seven percent from what we actually say. The human body can display about 270,000 discrete gestures and assume over 1,000 different pos...
Updated: 1 months ago
Top 10 reasons why Florida beats New York

Top 10 reasons why Florida beats New York

Sometime this year, Florida is expected to surpass New York State in terms of population. Both are now neck and neck with about 19 million residents. From an informal survey of friends and acquaintances, here are 10 reasons why. 10. Spring training. ...
Updated: 1 months ago

Letter to the Editor - Belleview Biltmore Hotel

My husband and I are seasonal residents from Chicago, who own a condo for the past 8 years in Bayshore II, on the hotel property.  Even though the new signage gives solo billing to the Belleair Country Club, it was the HOTEL that bequeath the CLUB, a...
Updated: 1 months ago
There’s an alternative to the imperial Presidency

There’s an alternative to the imperial Presidency

In his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, President Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use his executive authority to advance his priorities. He insisted he intends to act with or without Congress, and listed well over a d...
Updated: 1 months ago
Magic of Grandparenting

Magic of Grandparenting

Most readers are not aware that in 1979 President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation to observe National Grandparents Day. He understood the value of the wisdom that grandparents pass on to future generations. For this reason, he proclaimed National ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Balancing liberty and security is a never-ending challenge

Balancing liberty and security is a never-ending challenge

Every few days, we learn yet one more way in which government's expanded surveillance powers intrude upon our privacy and civil liberties. Last week, it was the revelation that spy agencies in the U.S. and Britain have been snagging personal data fro...
Updated: 2 months ago

Letter to the Editor: Putt or get off the Green

The recent town hall meeting was as lively as ever when the subject was the Belleview Biltmore Hotel. Since the Town Board agreed to stay the zoning for another 6 months, the priority becomes to find a buyer who will restore the hotel. Restoration is...
Updated: 2 months ago

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