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Hays Blinckmann

Hays Blinckmann
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Hays Blinckmann is an oil painter, author of the novel “In The Salt,” lover of all things German including husband, children and Bundesliga. She spends her free time developing a font for sarcasm, testing foreign wines and failing miserably at home cooking.

Testimony of Mercy

Mercy Hiller has done what most of us dream of: she honored her mother in the most profound way and, in doing so, has...

Dirty little secrets

Let’s face it, Florida is just a ballsy place with ballsy people. It doesn’t take much digging to air our state’s dirty little secrets,...

To all the dads out there

One of the most entertaining aspects of my marriage has been watching my husband become a father. The metamorphosis has been equivalent to, say,...

Let the Games Begin

Three billion people cannot be wrong; that’s almost half of the world who watched the 2014 World Cup. Why watch? Thirty-two international teams playing...

Tough Decisions

To kill or not to kill: it’s the toughest decision the Florida Keys Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FKSPCA) has to make....

Baby, You Were Born This Way

Sometimes a fairy godmother comes in drag and it can be the best thing ever. That’s the underlying message in the hilarious and heartfelt...

Vaping 101

E-cigarettes, vaping, the JUUL – all new terminology in our American lexicon and so very important to know. Why? The trend in inhalant products...

Proud landmark now a shambles

It’s a cautionary tale for all, about big decisions made by elected officials. Let’s go back 12 years to 2006, when the Monroe County...

The Play of Light

Artist Rick Worth is old school: he works to live and lives to work. He takes being an artist seriously but doesn’t take himself...

Last piece of intel – New buoy helps boaters

Attention boaters: the new wave buoy placed 10 miles off Bahia Honda State Park April 1 is here to help. Does the water look...