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Shell Shocked: Hurricane Sandy, one for the ages

November 9, 2012 I’m a snowbird and during the summer and fall I live in central New Jersey.  As all of you know, a major natural disaster struck my second state recently in the form of Hurricane Sandy. more »»

Poetic License: November Snow

November 9, 2012 The first to fall is the first to go. Earth’s wears its mantle damp and chill — Patina of November snow. more »»

Living Sanibel: Oscar Scherer State Park

November 9, 2012 In 1955 Elsa Scherer Burrows bequeathed the 462-acre South Creek Ranch to the state of Florida with the intention of turning this pristine stretch of creek into a park in honor of her father. more »»

Faces on Faith: Arab-Israeli solutions require sacrifices

November 2, 2012 War will not solve the Arab-Israeli problem, the problem of Iran or the problems of Christians, Moslems and Jews. It will only worsen them and make them more difficult to solve in the future. more »»

Faces on Faith: Ultimate power and hope in small things

October 26, 2012 These days most everybody gets forwarded e-mails. You know, the cute story, the funny joke, the political rant, the stunning photograph ... things your friends think you’ll enjoy. more »»

Living Sanibel: Great Calusa Blueway

October 26, 2012 In May 2010, the annual Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival was included as one of the top 20 events and festivals by the Atlanta-based Southeast Tourism Society (STS. more »»

Poetic License: Surf & Turf

October 26, 2012 by Jim Gustafson A man selling frozen lobster tails and steaks door to door Wednesday afternoon in Cape Coral was fatally shot by a homeowner….Jul. 25, 2012 Fort Myers, Florida News Press. more »»

Shell Shocked: Finding the cure for the dangling participle

October 26, 2012 Young and inexperienced, the task seemed easy to me. Wrong. It should be:  young and inexperienced, I thought the task easy. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Calico Flower

October 26, 2012 Plant Subject: Calico Flower (Aristolochia elegans) First impression: Ethereal, exotic, lush calico pattern in maroons and yellow on a Sci-Fi shaped flowe. more »»

At the Library: A healthier you

October 26, 2012 Here’s to your health! Popular new titles from the shelves of the Captiva Memorial Library: The Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life! : The Mayo Clinic Plan for Preventing and Conquering Heart Diseas... more »»

Faces on Faith: Ultimate power and hope in small things

October 19, 2012 While on vacation last year, my husband and I decided to go and see the paintings of Andrew Wyeth in Rockland, Maine. I regret that we had not done it sooner. more »»

At the Library: Enjoy a good novel

October 19, 2012 The Captiva Memorial Library offers novels for your enjoyment: The Emerald Storm by William Dietrich?“The year is 1803. more »»

Poetic License: Avis Magnus* Defunded Est

October 19, 2012 Avis Magnus* Defunded Est Cato the Elder incorporated the words 'Carthage must be destroyed !' (Cartago delenda est) into every speech he made in the Senate, no matter what the subject of the matte... more »»

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 »»



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