Monday, Dec 22, 2014


Good things are shaping up in downtown Sebring

It’s exciting to consider that the Nan-Ces-O-Wee and Santa Rosa could see new life in the coming years. Nothing’s for sure, of course, but this is promising news to an area of downtown Sebring that sorely needs it.
Published: 12/14/14

Some necessary lessons are painful at first

Twenty-some years ago, I was a journalism student covering city council, feature stories, sports stories and just about everything under the sun for my professor’s weekly community newspaper in my hometown. I wanted to try something new ȁ...
Published: 12/13/14

Christmas is inconvenient

Holiday shopping online is a real minefield, especially for a novice like me. Either I can’t find the sites I want or I don’t have time to do it till it’s too late for delivery by Christmas or I chicken out because I’m wor...
Published: 12/14/14

A night to remember

It was the biggest night of my life. I was 18 and nothing I’d experienced before could’ve prepared me for what was about to happen. I had a date with a tall, foxy, redhead. She was 17 and had legs up to her neck. I’d pursued her ...
Published: 12/13/14

Letters to the editor

Pearl Harbor reference
Published: 12/12/14

Self-identification may frighten

Let us imagine walking alone in the woods and hearing someone groaning and coughing. When we finally trace the sound’s source, it is not someone but something that usually croaks. A new species, the Atlantic Coast leopard frog, recently found ...
Published: 12/12/14

Might I borrow your glasses, please?

The BFF and I played hooky from life for an entire Saturday. It was gloriously delightful, even if the crush of things looming over me the next day gave me chest pains. As I ran around like a sprayed roach, I couldn’t help but think we really ...
Published: 12/11/14

Letters to the editor

Body cameras
Published: 12/10/14

Let ‘Secret Santa’ do the gift-giving

One of the most well-known and beloved Christmas traditions is giving and receiving gifts. This tradition has sparked a new custom all of its own. It consists of names being drawn in secret, and purchasing a gift for the person whose name was drawn. ...
Published: 12/10/14

Too many people lack empathy these days

No white person can imagine what it’s like living as a black person in America. Anyone who says otherwise is flat-out wrong. We’ve never been born into that, lived with and dealt with that situation.
Published: 12/06/14

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