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February 11, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

The path forward in the Lido Pool plan

The path forward in the Lido Pool plan

The path forward in the Lido debacle is rife with wrong turns. We need to pay the Daiquiri Deck duo to exit the stage, accept the gift from Mark Walsh and then keep it simple, really simple.

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat offers help for first responders PTSD and stress

Longboat offers help for first responders PTSD and stress

The issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), particularly hits home on Longboat Key with First Responders within the Fire and Police Departments.

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

January 1, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

The cat who terrorized Christmas

The cat who terrorized Christmas

I should have seen the foreshadowing when Mickey, our troublesome cat, started drinking the funky water from the base of the Christmas tree stand.

January 1, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

The toxic turkey that threatened our family

The toxic turkey that threatened our family

The home filled with an acrid and nauseating odor. I asked my father why it was so smoky. He looked like Robert Duvall walking around a bombed out landscape in Vietnam relishing the smell of turkey in the morning.

December 2, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Exploring the joys of parking meters, Donald Trump, Xanax and the media

Exploring the joys of parking meters, Donald Trump, Xanax and the media

The fact is, big personalities win in an environment of mass media. Think Clinton, JFK, Trump, Eminem, Kanye, Oprah, SpongeBob.
Gandhi, Jesus, James Joyce and Pablo Neruda would never make it in today’s America. They would be marketed as the names of cheap perfume remaindered at TJ Maxx.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Lido Pavilion Plan and the Sarasota Commission reek worse than red tide

Lido Pavilion Plan and the Sarasota Commission reek worse than red tide

We love Sarasota a lot more than we love politicians. The three will be known as the trio who forever screwed up the Lido Beach Pavilion. They will be the three who devalued the gorgeous strand of calm beach and handed it off on the cheap. The only good that we will be able to salvage from the mess is after the very next election we will be able to call the trio “former” Commissioners.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »