We all have experiences in common. That’s what this column is about; my impression of experiences to which we all may be able to relate. Usually I try to make my column lighthearted and I stay away from hot political issues or controversial to...
According to Pia De Jong, writing for The Washington Post this month, the popularity of adding the suffix “-ish” to almost any noun or adjective reflects our “urge to squirm out of the rigidity of words.” Weather is ȁ...
Food and health
When most people think of junior year in high school, two things pop into their minds: the ACT and SAT tests. Eleventh grade is the time when most students, if they haven’t already, start thinking about their college plans. A big part of this ...
Anyone who looks around understands the many needs swirling around the people of Highlands County. From food banks to senior advocates to children caregivers to health care to animal rescue, they are out there. There’s no end to the needs. The...
Florida National Guard
A person could go broke just shipping a package these days.
The boy has been wearing on my nerves lately. I feel like he has been literally gnawing on every sensory receptor in my body. Let me rewind to two Saturdays ago, the trampoline incident.
He stands proudly, one blue foot lifted, the other webbed appendage grasping a rock. His yellow eye follows a razor-sharp beak turned upward to the sky. The blue-footed booby featured in October’s Oprah magazine perfectly illustrates Dr. Seuss...
Well, it appears the dog days of summer are quickly sliding into autumn and everyone is quite thankful. We enjoyed a weekend of amazing temperatures and breezy delight. On Sunday it just hit 80 degrees and that was a doggone good thing, especially fo...