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Column: Keys Disease

H-word Season – Things we fear; things that comfort…

The 2019 hurricane season approaches, and with it comes the fear and dread of what just one of these named monsters can do. Many...

Winter is Here?

I am one of those few individuals who has never seen an episode of the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” Not one. Ever. The closest...

March is for Marathon

As we move through the new month of April, let’s reflect back on the really intense and exciting month that was March in Marathon....

March is for Marathon – Community comes together for great causes

As we move through the new month of April, let’s reflect back on the really intense and exciting month that was March in Marathon....
Column: Keys Disease

Florida Keys Day – Local officials making our case in Tallahassee

On March 18-20, officials from local governments and organizations went up to Tallahassee for an event called Florida Keys Day. This is an event...
Column: Keys Disease

Florida Keys Driving Guide – How to get around the islands and...

Now that it’s about time for my annual turn-signal reminder column, recent events on our main traffic artery here in the Keys have prompted...
Column: Keys Disease

Beer at Sunrise

There’s no place in the world like the Florida Keys, and there are few better places in which to ply one’s trade if one...
Column: Keys Disease

Peace, love, music and Martin guitars

Many of us spend more time complaining about things that aren’t so good rather than celebrating the things that are really good in this...
Column: Keys Disease

How did a pleasant greeting become a threat to one’s way...

I still remember that fateful day during a recent Holiday Shopping Season like it just happened in the not-too-distant past. Visitors from some backward...
Column: Keys Disease

Thirteen months ago, Hurricane Irma whacked the Florida Keys. For many, it has been a struggle to rebuild and get back to some semblance...