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The frozen cat I betrayed and then buried

The frozen cat I betrayed and then buried

Thoughts raced through my head: Is there a rabid raccoon nearby? What’s wrong with Popsicle? Should we take him to the ER? I fell into the usual male mode of instinct mixed
with arrogance mixed with decisive action.

September 22, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

The BMW that changed my life — Part III

The BMW that changed my life — Part III

I worried that we would drive off with the money and I would end up slit throat in some shed and only a link via an eBay account and a grainy photo by airport security as my legacy. I thought of my wife and six children. I walked out with that fake faith in humanity we conjure when there is really no other alternative but to go forward with a plan.

September 22, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW — Part II

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW — Part II

It seems celebrities and criminals go by single names — Sting, Oprah, Eminem, Jeter, and then of course presidents and Hitler and the like all end up branded by a single moniker which culture adopts. And so the seller of the BMW insisted in three phone calls that he goes solely by Hussein and when I pushed the issue he capitulated to, “OK, Mr. Hussein.”

September 22, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

SCAT drivers are the most aggressive New York cab school of driving jockeys I have ever witnessed. You would think St. Armands was a closed racetrack the way the SCAT bus races to its next empty spot with a sole lonely bicyclist aboard.

September 21, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat heading down wrong path with light poles, technology

Longboat heading down wrong path with light poles, technology

Do Longboat leaders really believe they and Waterleaf and the build-out of a defensive telecommunication network will be the solution to the mid-Key cell phone reception issues?

April 21, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

A Happy Easter in wake of Notre Dame

A Happy Easter in wake of Notre Dame

In a sense, Notre Dame was sadly victim to a general state of disrepair. It is the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort of cathedrals.

April 21, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra needs to rethink plan to develop Payne Park

Sarasota Orchestra needs to rethink plan to develop Payne Park

When I heard of the plan for the Sarasota Orchestra to move to Payne Park, I wanted to shout out in joy. Instead, my heart ached.

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

February 11, 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 »