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Florida cities rebounding from recession and housing slump

After a period of stagnation, people are moving into Florida cities. Municipal budgets—dependent on property taxes, state aid and local fees—have begun to stabilize.
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Patience: A companion of Wisdom

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

Don’t stay thirsty, my friends

Liquor. White lightning. Giggle juice. Booze. Hard stuff. Sauce. Suds. Moonshine. Barbara Walters. Such expressions for “adult beverages” seem never-ending.
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Florida is number 1 again in boating

With more miles of coastline in any state except Alaska, Florida is a prime location for water recreation including boating. As Florida population, jobs and income are increasing, residents are spending more money on discretionary items like boating....
Updated: 1 months ago

Spectacular downtown Clearwater library begins second decade of service

If you haven’t been to the Clearwater Main Public Library lately, downtown at 100 N. Osceola Avenue, you owe yourself a treat. Not only does it house an amazing collection of books, movies, CDs, audiobooks, large-print books, comics and other ...
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You’re right!

There was once a very old and very wise rabbi to whom village people came with their problems.
Updated: 1 months ago

The Affordable Hair Act Musings from the eccentric but undeniably brilliant mind of Doug Kelly.

After witnessing the flawless rollout of the Affordable Care Act, I hasten to recommend an equally worthy governmental effort that should be enacted: The Affordable Hair Act.
Updated: 2 months ago

High technology grows amid tourism and agriculture

Central Florida is known for oranges, beaches, sunshine, palm trees, dolphins, manatees, pelicans, sugarcane, Busch Gardens, Cape Canaveral, Disneyworld, college sports and so much more.
Updated: 2 months ago

Living an “as-if” life

We all live lives of anticipation, expectation, and hope that the future will fulfill our dreams.
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A knock on computers

I’m organizing a petition to do away with home computers and cell phones. My reasoning is simple if unoriginal: Our parents and everyone in history before them did quite nicely coping with business and personal matters without such devices.
Updated: 2 months ago

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