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Will Virginia teach Trump fans a lesson?

Will Virginia teach Trump fans a lesson?

Peggy Noonan may just be right. I’d like to think that there is still at least one grown-up in the game.

December 31, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

My Thanksgiving with Charlton Heston, Chopin, an English vegetarian and Mozart

My Thanksgiving with Charlton Heston, Chopin, an English vegetarian and Mozart

There is often something daunting about holidays which is conveyed in the fearful rhetoric we employ — “Did you get through the holidays?” “Did you pull off Thanksgiving?”

December 31, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Autumn in New England

Autumn in New England

The sun comes up quickly on this autumn day. A bit chilly for the flight to Washington, Reagan. That’s my favorite City for viewing from the air.

December 31, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

On achieving 80 years

On achieving 80 years

This milestone is just that, not an achievement. It isn’t even painful, usually. I learned a lot, maybe did some good. The progress toward 80 was almost painless on this Gulf Key.

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The Elmer Fudd syndrome

The Elmer Fudd syndrome

Our institutions serve as a haven for managers and stewards who are neither particularly competent nor scrupulous.

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Notable & quotable

Notable & quotable

‘This wondrous land has shared its treasures and ideals and shed the blood its finest patriots to help make another, better world.’

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Lido pavilion plan bad business for Sarasota

Lido pavilion plan bad business for Sarasota

Solving pool maintenance, restroom repair and concession stand problems by mortgaging off a critical asset of a community is hardly what anyone elected the Sarasota Commission to accomplish.

October 29, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

The world’s most powerful man

The world’s most powerful man

One-man rule is ultimately a recipe for instability in China, as it has been in the past – think of Mao and his Cultural Revolution.

October 29, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Think positively…

Think positively…

I must admit that my own long-held opinion that things generally are not done so well around here has changed.

October 29, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

What Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Trump and all of us have in common

What Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Trump and all of us have in common

It is not just Hollywood actresses; unfortunately we all have a little Harvey Weinstein in us.

October 15, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »