Center Stage: 'Dicken's Women'
December 14, 2012 For those of us that were privileged enough to see Miriam Margolyes perform “Dickens’s Women” during her limited engagement at the Herb Strauss Theater, the evening turned out to be, a rare treat... more »»
Faces on Faith: History of Hanukkah
December 14, 2012 Temple Bat Yam of the Islands is the only Sanibel congregation that celebrates Hanukkah. I thought I would share a few of the ironies of the holiday with you. more »»
Living Sanibel: The Brown Anole
December 14, 2012 This small, athletic lizard probably hitchhiked over to Southwest Florida in the root balls and canopies of the many ornamental palms imported from the Miami area when the region was experiencing th... more »»
Theater Notes: Tired
December 14, 2012 On weeks when Sid Simon has no theater news, we just might run one of his phone calls to a granddaughter. They are little "plays;" after all, he is a consummate theater person. more »»
What's Blooming in Pardise: Crown of Thorns
December 14, 2012 Plant Subject: Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii) First impression: Christmas red, tiny bright blossoms cover a very well armed plant. Thorns aka barbs blanket every stem of this low growing shrub. more »»
At the Captiva library: Check out a book
December 14, 2012 Captiva Memorial Library shelves hold many mysterious mysteries for you to solve: Curse of the Jade Lily by David Housewright?“A stolen gem with a tragic history, a curse and a million dollar ranso... more »»
Center Stage: 'The Nerd'
December 12, 2012 The Theatre Conspiracy opened its holiday Season with Larry Shue’s zany-situation comedy titled “The Nerd.” It’s a simple premise that gets directly to the point of delightful absurdity. more »»
Living Sanibel: The White Pelican
December 12, 2012 The white pelican is one of the largest and heaviest birds found in Southwest Florida. Only the wild turkey, back from its own brush with extinction, is larger. more »»
Theater Notes: 'Talley's Folly'
December 12, 2012 At the Florida Repertory Theater, the opening night’s audience gave a rip-roaring standing ovation to the cast and the production. And I know why. It was a perfect evening of live theater. more »»
What's Blooming Paradise: Hibiscus
December 12, 2012 Plant Subject: Hibiscus (Hibiscus hybrids) First impression: Bright, exotic five petal flowers in unimaginable color combinations. Filaments are colorful and long. more »»
Faces on Faith: No effort too small
November 30, 2012 As stores begin the process of enticing people to purchase gifts for the Christmas season, the contrasts in the national newspapers between what’s going on in the world and advertisements “to buy”... more »»
Faces on Faith: Forces beyond our control
November 9, 2012 John Donne, the 16th Century metaphysical poet, the sometimes Catholic and sometimes Anglican, Englishman wrote, "In heaven it is always autumn; His mercies are ever in their maturity." I wonder. more »»