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  • Heeding the call to service

    Heeding the call to service
    Last month I went back to the Naval Academy, my alma mater of 27 years, to attend ship selection night, an annual institution at the academy. Seniors pick from a list of ships, choosing how their careers as naval officers will commence. My son was picking his first ship, just as his older brother did three years ago and as I did 28 years ago (much to the consternation of my father, a naval aviator, I served at sea like my grandfather).
  • UCF growth vs. residents

    University of Central Florida plans to create a downtown campus near the Parramore neighborhood have been the subject of recent news coverage. Has anyone asked residents of Parramore and adjacent neighborhoods what they want? A front-page Orlando...

    Q&A: Explaining why Teach for America is coming to Orlando

    Q: What is Teach for America? A: It is a branch of AmeriCorps that recruits high-achieving recent college graduates to become teachers in urban and rural schools without going through teacher training. Q: Why is Orange County bringing in Teach for...

    Letters: Too small and too fast

    An annual event has begun. I am referring to the yearly distribution of telephone directories, which are left at your doorstep by multiple sources. The directories generally are useless because the type is so small. I have an age-related vision problem,...

    A son advocates for his fellow millennials

    A son advocates for his fellow millennials
    Dad, Thank you for inviting me to do this generational dialogue. It is easier for you to extract lessons from the history of your generation than it is for me to offer prescriptions for the future of mine. It is simply impossible to know what the...