Home » Opinion You are browsing entries filed in “Opinion”

Rubio reconsiders

Rubio reconsiders

I must say that I am pleased.

June 25, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

China’s Florida…

China’s Florida…

From this tiny glimpse at a bit of Chinese life we might see that there may be more similarities.

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Hurricane prayer

Hurricane prayer

It can’t hurt, and likely would help.

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Fire Department contract difficult yet necessary

Fire Department contract difficult yet necessary

This is something we cannot do on the cheap. We cannot pretend we exist in a vacuum. We are in a market of paramedics and firefighters. They have an actual market value. We cannot allow our dislike of pensions, unions and negotiations to get in the way of what is best for the taxpayers of Longboat Key.

June 5, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Reflections from the diaspora

Reflections from the diaspora

Is our Key going to grow like Queens – on another Island you know?

June 5, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Sanders – Cut the Military

Sanders – Cut the Military

Despite what Mr. Sanders and the anti-defense brigade would have you believe, America is getting its security – in an increasingly insecure world – at record low cost.

May 31, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Traveling brings out life’s bittersweet

Traveling brings out life’s bittersweet

I obviously think of the little boy who traveled the world with Pat and I – to places both near and far – and included of course Longboat Key.

May 31, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat’s Turtle Gods may seek revenge on Town

Longboat’s Turtle Gods may seek revenge on Town

Right now, the biggest obstacle to the reproductive success of turtles on Longboat Key is Commissioner Phill Younger.

May 15, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

East again, again

East again, again

A trip around Florida is necessary to understand and appreciate our State.

May 15, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The final nail in the coffin

The final nail in the coffin

For all practical purposes the November battle has already begun, and it promises interesting (and unpredictable) results.

May 15, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »