Editor’s Picks

The Librarian’s Opus

November 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Spending time in the school libraries was something I cherished. It was the only place I could go to read a book of my choosing. The person in charge was responsible for propping up my knowledge with as much creative flair as I could handle, and the only agenda was to entice me to read more. The keeper of books is the keeper of knowledge. I have never met a librarian who did not think […]

It Doesn’t Always Pay to Run as a Republican

August 30, 2014 // 2 Comments

Reprinted from SRQ Daily It has been said for many years here, “If you want to win an election, you have to run as a Republican in Sarasota.”  And for years, we have seen many Democrats and independents switch parties when they decide to run for office.  For political operatives who are just looking for a win, it has been a strategy evidenced time and again.  But for the electorate, you get an elected body with […]

The Prejudice of One Law

October 12, 2013 // 5 Comments

Reprinted from SRQ Magazine Two man argue on a street. Shouting can be heard. A shot is fired. Police officer arrives. One man is dead on the ground. The other man is standing over the body holding a gun. No witnesses. Two men argue on a street. Shouting can be heard. A shot is fired. Police officer arrives. One man is shot, but alive. The other man is standing there holding the gun. No witnesses. […]

FPL is turning down the sunshine in Sarasota

July 8, 2010 // 3 Comments

It is a sad day in Mudville folks when one of our City Commissioners questions the point of  holding another town hall for the public to explore the remaining options for the city when it comes to alternatives to signing the FPL franchise agreement.  It’s even sadder when the city attorney is instructed to find ways around the Sunshine Law. It appears that Commissioner Turner, the same man who was the first to lead the […]