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The Colony: Where King Lear spent his final night

The Colony: Where King Lear spent his final night

When I have grandchildren, I will sit and tell them about this man named Klauber and what he did and how the world he created unraveled. It will be an epic story with a few boring legal interludes and asides that will threaten to put them to sleep. And when it comes close to the finale, they will look up and say, “What happened next grandpa?”

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Preston Welsh: An appreciation

Preston Welsh: An appreciation

Maybe we prize Preston and his generation so much because they didn’t realize they were great until someone told them.

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Panache — Do we still have it?

Panache — Do we still have it?

As sophisticates you’ll appreciate the term panache.

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

You choose: Which story is your favorite story? Email us your pick…

You choose: Which story is your favorite story? Email us your pick…

Which one of the following short short stories submitted by our readers over the past month is your favorite? Whichever one receives the most reader votes sends the author to a complimentary dinner at the Longboat Key Lazy Lobster restaurant. Please email us the TITLE of your favorite story below to: story@lbknews.com. Only one choice [...]

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

The Gods must be crazy

The Gods must be crazy

Maybe it’s us and not the gods that are crazy.

August 31, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Down but not out

Down but not out

I do these short essays hoping that my experience might help others.

August 31, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Short Short Story Contest latest entries!

Short Short Story Contest latest entries!

We asked, and readers over the past two weeks responded with submissions of short stories of less than 25 words.  Below are the ones that came in. We will print any and all sent to us each week until the end of August. Readers are invited to send us a short story of up to [...]

August 31, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Dredging controversy between Lido and Siesta Key

Dredging controversy between Lido and Siesta Key

Modern America not only wants to swim at the beach, we want to build elaborate homes on the closest precipice to the sea as possible and then insist on maintaining our own little prayer rug of sand downstairs from our living room.

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

At least we don’t sacrifice virgins anymore

At least we don’t sacrifice virgins anymore

Our sacrifice will stymie global warming, or whatever it’s called now. Not really.

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Cuba, all over again

Cuba, all over again

Florida is as close as we’ll get to Cuba. What happens there is important to us.

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »