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Q-Mitch – Southernmost sass and sweet tea

Key West is full of characters, but few are more colorful — literally, metaphorically, however you slice it — than Q-Mitch Jones. The bearded big man is...

Three fascinating novels about amnesia

A bonk on the head or seemingly innocent bite from a mosquito and suddenly you can’t remember your own name. It’s hard to imagine not knowing where...

Barstool Astrology: What the stars have in store

Welcome to the onset of autumn, star children. Next week’s full moon falls close to the equinox, earning it the title of “harvest moon.” In addition to...

Certification through Sea Base a memorable experience

It’s 7:45 a.m. on a Thursday at the Florida Sea Base in Lower Matecumbe Key. Boy Scout packs from around the U.S. line up in front of...

Learning to Dive Part I

Living in the Florida Keys, getting one’s diving certification seems like a no-brainer. There are year-round opportunities to get out on — and under — the water,...

Learning to Dive Part II

If you missed the last, information-soaked installment of “Learning to Dive,” in short, I learned a lot about depth and time and was humbled by the rigor...

Predicting Academic Success (or, What did I do with that crystal ball?)

I’m sure it irritates the current generation of school-age kids just as much as it used to bother me. No sooner are we past the Fourth of...

Legislative Session has Ended … is Gov DeSantis a Friend of the Keys?

by Chris Massicotte I will say up front that I am no fan of Ron DeSantis and the Republican controlled legislature. This legislative session saw Florida arming...

The Trouble with Hemingway … and Women

I’ll warn you: I’m having a Papa’s Pilar Blonde at 1:53 p.m. on a work day in order to conjure the words necessary to write about Hemingway,...

Florida already HAS free college tuition. Surprised, aren’t you?

On Wednesday, the Democratic presidential candidates had a debate in Miami. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren will no doubt bring up her pledge to eradicate student loan debt...