Getting my ‘Fill’ of the situation

It’s around 9 a.m. on a Saturday (June 27) at the Fills in Islamorada. Vehicles already occupy a majority of the 90 permitted parking spots from Tea...

APOCALYPSE BINGO

The “Godzilla” dust storm missed the Keys and South Florida. The Giant Saharan Dust Cloud came off Africa and crossed the Atlantic in a few days. It...

Congresswoman: ‘we can use the ocean to fight climate change’

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June is World Ocean Month, a time to celebrate, honor, and learn about our ocean.  The ocean is the heart of our diverse, vibrant culture in South Florida,...
Astrology Column

What the Stars Have In Store 6/11/20

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’Tis the season of forward momentum. With three eclipses and a solstice before the first week of July, the time is prime for future thinking. The summer...

4 Karens don’t want to call the manager about it

Much ado has been made of Karen lately. A once innocuous name, “Karen” recently has become shorthand, a term used to refer to white, typically affluent, middle-aged...
The Hurricane names are out, and the winners are… - Hurricane Irma

12 tips from a local about ‘the big one’

I’ve just hit the quarter-century mark of living in the Keys. In that time, I’ve experienced Hurricane Georges, Hurricane Wilma and now Hurricane Irma, plus a spate...

Tips to help stop feeling overwhelmed

Some days the struggle is more than others. You try your hardest to make a plan, and then sometimes it goes upside down, and you don’t know...

Practice Deep Breaths To Help You Move Through Challenges

I would be lying if I said things were easy right now....you probably agree. I used to love going to the grocery store, Publix and Winn Dixie. Now,...

Helping each other through difficult times

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By Saturday evening, I was dead tired. I had never seen (or carried) so many potatoes in one place at one time in my entire life. But that...

Why this weird Earth Day might actually be the best one yet

None of us lives here because it’s ugly. As my editor Jim always says, the one thing everyone in the Keys can get behind is the environment....