| Sep 4, 2010
It seems that my summer reading project will be stretching into the fall.
I'm working my way through classics that I haven't covered on a BBC book list that I discovered on Facebook. The BBC supposes that most people have only read six of the 100 books...
| Jul 31, 2013
The gauntlet has been thrown down! And we are equal to the challenge, fellow Lake Countians! Strap on your swords!
In an article published earlier this month in Slate, an online daily magazine owned by the Washington Post Co., a colleague on the west...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 5:38 AM
"Everything old is new again," according to a vintage adage, and I recently experienced a real-Florida example of that truth.
Shuffleboard — celebrating its 100th anniversary this year — is casting off its old image, enshrined in 1950s...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:39 AM
I'm sure some of you are already fighting the mobs of shoppers at the malls, but I want to ask you one more time to buy at least one gift from one of our galleries or working artists.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery (1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne; 321 259-...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Perhaps there's something special about years that end in 3 or 13, because we've had a bumper crop of anniversaries this year, in 2013. And this week, a friendly Winter Garden building with a formidable history marks its centennial when the Central...
| Nov 17, 2013
It's official. Charlie Crist is running for governor.
If Crist wins, his victory would represent one of the most remarkable political resurrections in the history of the state. It's a long way to November 2014, but given the current tenor of Florida...
| Jul 31, 2010
The potential of oil washing ashore on Gulf Coast beaches has made this a difficult summer for the tourism folks on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Yet the resourceful tourism folks in St. Petersburg are doing an admirable job of making the best of it. The...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 3:23 PM
Florida is facing a fiscal crisis. There's talk of slashing everything from public safety to help for the disabled.
So what burning issue are some of our legislators pushing?
Gifts for themselves!
Specifically, they want more freebies.
| Jan 3, 2011
| 12:03 PM
For inquiring minds that want a window into how the Postcards from Florida column comes together, here's the reason your traveling correspondent selected this week's photo:
It looks warm.
Thinking about warm places was top of mind this week, with...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 6:22 PM
Lurking along the sidelines at The Swamp on Saturday night were probably more than 40 potential Gators getting a taste of college football's big stage. Alabama-Florida, SEC style. Every player had to come away impressed..
If some of these Florida Gator...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 8:16 PM
Florida's case against tax dodgers Expedia, Orbitz and other online-travel companies just got a lot easier.
Recently released documents from a court case in Georgia help Florida make its case by showing that the companies knew as far back as 2003 that...