OPINION: MY HOLIDAY UNDOING

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“Finished,” I said brightly. “Packed up, put away. Look at me, being all productive on a chilly Sunday.”  I was talking to Stan on the couch behind me,...

OPINION: VEXED BY A DUCK

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I hate chasing birds. And I hate getting up early. And, closing out my third decade living in the Keys, I don’t much like the cold. So...

OPINION: WE CAN’T GIVE WHAT WE DON’T HAVE; TAKE CARE OF YOU

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Just before Christmas I wrote an article encouraging each of us to reach out, help others and spread some holiday magic. The world was hemorrhaging what little...

WHOA! SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE DONATIONS UP OVER LAST YEAR. WAY UP.

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We just completed another remarkably successful season for The Salvation Army Red Kettle Program in Marathon. I want to thank Winn-Dixie and Publix for allowing us to...

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REVIEWS 2020 FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS

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When we entered the new decade on Jan. 1, 2020, Monroe County looked forward to building a resilient community. We never imagined how that would morph only...

DOC: THE PROS AND CONS OF VEGETARIAN DIETS

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My beautiful and healthy wife, Mindy, has been a vegetarian, specifically a lacto-ovo vegetarian, for over 18 years.  She does eat milk-based cheeses and the occasional omelet,...

EMPATHY: PUT YOURSELF IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES

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Heavenly Creator, Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is...

GIVING MAKES THIS ‘THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR’

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2020 has been bad. Really bad. So bad that we’re collectively and insanely tired of hearing about just how bad it has been and unfortunately, still is....

KEY WEST OFFICIAL SAYS CITY MUST DO BETTER WITH COVID

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Dear Community Members: I feel it is my duty to shed some light on how we can do better with the COVID-19 surge in our community. Although masking,...

OPINION: KEY WEST’S COVID MEASURES WRONGLY TARGET BARS & RESTAURANTS

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There is no doubt that COVID-19 is the most serious medical emergency we have faced in our lifetime, rapidly spreading and causing countless deaths. While science is...