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Don’t be seduced; both Trump and the NFL players can be wrong

Don’t be seduced; both Trump and the NFL players can be wrong

I hate the way the dynamics of television urge us to become self-righteous and take sides.

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

How a caffeined-up Al Pacino threatened my home — Part III

How a caffeined-up Al Pacino threatened my home — Part III

I saw my face reflected in the mirror that looms in the foyer by the kitchen. I was tired, unshaven and looked like a derelict George Clooney in the final scenes of The Perfect Storm before the boat goes under.

August 30, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

How espresso nearly destroyed a family — Part I

How espresso nearly destroyed a family — Part I

eBay for me is a miracle of the modern marketplace. Take the frenetic otherworldly energy of the Medina in Fez Morocco and combine it with the ability to switch between worlds like Steve Jobs wanted us all to do and even the Dalai Lama risks an addiction to hunting and buying

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, 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

It all happened after a long and harrowing day trying to sell ads and wrangling with Longboaters over undergrounding utilities or some similar issue. The events sent me to Chicago.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat narrowly averts planning disaster

Longboat narrowly averts planning disaster

It is the low density, the reduced size and scale of the island that makes Longboat unique and a tranquil oasis in a state that generally assumes the position of ladorsis when developers approach.

May 27, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Rotary, Police & Fire: They are what makes a community great!

Rotary, Police & Fire: They are what makes a community great!

The afternoon was like good lovemaking — an event you thought might last 15 minutes stretched for an hour and a half and everyone left with a smile.

May 27, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Waves of Light

Waves of Light

Night descends on Lido Shores. Photo by Steve Reid

May 16, 2017 | Posted in Key Life, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

The frozen cat I buried on Good Friday

The frozen cat I buried on Good Friday

I tried to take the turn into the driveway slowly so our cat, Popsicle, who was now melting in a brown box, would not bounce around in the trunk.

May 15, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Who should ride on Longboat’s infamous Mayor-go-Round?

Who should ride on Longboat’s infamous Mayor-go-Round?

We do not need a return to the past when commissioners cavorted behind the scenes with developers.

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Making sense of Longboat’s convoluted election

Making sense of Longboat’s convoluted election

Choosing candidates is akin to deciding between heads of cabbage at a market, the fact remains not all heads of cabbage are equal. This holds true on Longboat Key.

March 8, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »