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Shell Shocked: A free woman's makeover almost costs me a brain damage makeover

October 19, 2012 I had nothing but the noblest intentions. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Blue Plumbago

October 19, 2012 Plant Subject: Blue Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) ? First impression: Cerulean blue sky color adorns five delicate petal flowers that remind me of vintage phlox. more »»

Chef's Corner: Venison is naturally tender

October 12, 2012 In 1950, a countess named Amelia Nani Moncenigo visited the famous Harry’s Bar in Venic. more »»

Faces on Faith: A Titanic responsibility

October 12, 2012 While vacationing this summer at my sister’s home, an undiagnosed illness gave me plenty of time to watch James Cameron’s blockbuster film Titanic. more »»

Faces on Faith: Religious tolerance is a virtue

October 5, 2012 My dad sat me down when I was very young and told me there were three things you didn’t discuss in public: religion, politics and, well, you know what. more »»

Faces on Faith: Reminders of who we could be

September 28, 2012 When I heard about the recent death of Neil Armstrong, I was struck by the fact that his famous first steps on the moon happened over 40 years ago. more »»

Shell Shocked: True or false tests lead to true or false success

September 27, 2012 True or false?  True or false tests are the gold standard in educational testing.  This statement is true because the true or false technique enables students to hold onto information longer. more »»

Poetic License: Casey on the Mound

September 27, 2012 Casey on the Mound: October 5, 1941 (4th World Series Game, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn) The outlook was so brilliant for the Brooklyn Nine that day, The score stood four to three with but one inning... more »»

Living Sanibel: The Cooper's Hawk

September 27, 2012 Considered to be one of the world’s most agile and skillful fliers, the Cooper’s hawk readily cuts through tangles of bush, tree limbs, and heavy cover in search of prey. more »»

Faces on Faith: Multitude of choices for worship

September 21, 2012 It’s getting close to dinner time. My wife and I have had busy days and neither of us has much energy for cooking. “Let’s go out for dinner,” I suggest. Now comes the quandar. more »»

Living Sanibel: The Purple Gallinule

September 21, 2012 Clearly related to the coot, common moorhen, and the recently imported European bird, purple swamp hen, the purple gallinule is a member of the rail family of birds. more »»

Poetic License: Icarophobia

September 21, 2012 Am I afraid of flying or falling? The sight of the plane stuffs Adam’s apple deep down my throat, heart plunges into belly. Forehead sweats ice. more »»

Shell Shocked: Talking Nuts with a Squirrel

September 21, 2012 A squirrel kept appearing in my backyard with different nuts.  Since I, too, fancied myself a nut gourmet I decided to compare notes. “Yo, squirrel, get over here. more »»

Captiva Holiday Village seeks sponsors

September 21, 2012 A number of local businesses have already signed on as sponsors for this year’s Captiva Holiday Village, but organizers say additional sponsorships are welcome. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Starfruit Tree

September 21, 2012 Plant Subject: Starfruit Tree (Averrhoa carambola) First impression: Shimmery green to orangey yellow clumping, cascading, star-shaped edged, oblong fruit dripping from a small tre. more »»

At the Captiva library: Fiction well worth reading

September 21, 2012 Perla by Caroline De Robertis?A coming-of-age story, based on a recent shocking chapter of Argentine history, about a young woman who makes a devastating discovery about her origins with the help of... more »»

Living Sanibel: The Striped Skunk

September 14, 2012 Known for its stinking spray, the striped skunk is a relatively uncommon sighting in Florida, even as road kill. more »»

Chef's Corner: Venison is naturally tender

September 14, 2012 Know someone who loves hunting, but have no idea what to do with all that meat? Well, I have a great recipe for you. It is so tender, it does not need marinade, delish! Don’t cook frozen meat. more »»

Poetic License: New York Minutes

September 14, 2012 9:37 AM, September 1, 2001, JFK Airport never mind nanoseconds we used to say there is no time in the universe like a New York minute for getting it done with speed and style never mind the... more »»

Faces on Faith: Time for repentance, atonement

September 14, 2012 The coming Jewish New Year, Ten Days of Repentance, and Day of Atonement (9/17 to 9/26), make me wonder about the link that my ancestors forged between creation on the Head of the Year and our... more »»

 
 

 

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