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Poetic License: Icarophobia

October 28, 2015 Am I afraid of flying or falling? The sight of the plane stuffs Adam’s apple deep down my throat, heart plunges into belly. Forehead sweats ice. more »»

Living Sanibel: Two baitfish, bay anchovy and Spanish sardine

October 28, 2015 Bay Anchovy (Anchoa mitchilli) Because of its small size, the bay anchovy (aka glass minnow) is seldom if ever used as a baitfish. more »»

At the Library: A sampling of United States history at the Captiva Memorial Library

October 28, 2015 “Lincoln’s Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America” by Brian McGinty “The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president int... more »»

Rotary Happenings: SCCF’s Anders explains the tides at Rotary meeting

October 22, 2015 A big shout out and thank-you to Kristie Anders, SCCF Education Director, for stepping in as our guest speaker last Friday morning, when the scheduled speaker had to cancel. more »»

Faces on Faith: The wounds of the blessing

October 22, 2015 Someone has suggested that “all scriptures are not created equal.” I’m not sure I agree, but I am keenly aware that some passages in the Bible touch and speak to me more than others. more »»

On the Water: Improving weather great for fishing in the area

October 22, 2015 Over the past week, fishing was slow at times and at times it was good, for the most part the weather was great. Fish appear to be on the move as expected with the water cooling down. more »»

Shell Shocked: Lyrics to die for

October 22, 2015 I’ve decided to become a songwriter. And the reason is that I can’t understand a single word of rap and other forms of contemporary music. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Traveler’s Tree has creamy ivory blooms

October 22, 2015 Plant Subject: Traveler’s Tree (Ravenala madagascariensis) First impression: Exotic egret head in profile shaped flower of creamy ivory, vibrant blues, and a sprinkle of magenta. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Toys in the Attic’ plot focuses on recognition and money

October 22, 2015 Theatre Conspiracy launched its 2015/2016 Season celebrating female playwrights with Lillian Hellman’s brilliant 1960’s Broadway smash hit “Toys in the Attic;” and what an propitious opening... more »»

Living Sanibel: Lubber grasshoppers and velvet ants

October 22, 2015 Lubber Grasshopper This large, unmistakable grasshopper is brightly colored for good reason. more »»

Poetic License: Prose Poem #1

October 22, 2015 Gee whiz! I don’t have to worry about where the hell to break the lines or whether everything is cadenced or euphonious or internally or accidentally not on purpose rhyming without reason and... more »»

On the Water: Cooler days ahead; fish will be on the move

October 14, 2015 Finally, after a long hot summer, Southwest Florida was greeted with slightly cooler temperatures and lower humidity. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary learns of importance of mangroves

October 14, 2015 We are extremely lucky to have numerous opportunities on Sanibel and Captiva to learn about the environment that surrounds us. more »»

Faces on Faith: Homes - of the Heart and of the Soul

October 14, 2015 Two summers ago my husband and I took the Amtrak Auto Train to Washington, DC to visit family. more »»

Shell Shocked: The cat’s got your tongue

October 14, 2015 My 11-year old cat decided to speak to me after all these years. I was astonished, of course, as you would be too if real words came out of your own cat’s mouth instead of “meow. more »»

Living Sanibel: Dragonflies are one of the most adroit flying insects

October 14, 2015 At certain times of the year, especially in the spring and early summer, massive swarms of these aerial insects will appear in upland areas such as the Bailey Tract of “Ding” Darling Wildlife... more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Giant starfish flower known for little, or no leaves

October 14, 2015 Plant Subject: Giant Starfish Flower (Stapelia gigantea) First impression: Gynormous starfish shaped hairy blossoms that seem to be blooming from the ground, but they are attached to stems that are... more »»

Center Stage: Rock on with Broadway Palm’s national tour and 169th production of ‘Million Dollar Quartet’

October 14, 2015 If you don’t snap your fingers, tap your toes and shake, rattle and roll in your seat while watching the “Million Dollar Quartet” at the Palm , then you’re out of touch with having a “blast from the... more »»

At the Library: Women’s memoirs of emerging on the other side at the Captiva Memorial Library

October 14, 2015 “Ordinary Light” by Tracy K. Smith “The youngest of five children, Tracy K. Smith was raised with limitless affection and a firm belief in God by a stay-at-home mother and an engineer father. more »»

Poetic License: NRA Sermon on the Mount

October 14, 2015 Suffer the little children unto me They shall not suffer harm I will teach them how to read and shoot And never to disar. more »»



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