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Poetic License: 'The Poet Answers The Interviewer's Question On Mission And Vision And What Poetry Really Is'

May 5, 2020 “Is” comes from the Aryan root “as”, to breathe … Is because it is close is the driving force … — Charles Olson The poet tries to tell it like it is but is is never what is was when the poet tells... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Reflecting on what Rotary means

April 28, 2020 In this strange and difficult time, I have been reflecting on what the Rotary Club means to me. Seems like an easy answer. We meet every Friday at 7:30 a.m. more »»

Safe at Sea: Boating and social distancing

April 28, 2020 COVID-19 is forcing everyone to navigate uncharted waters, including boaters. Recently, the National Safe Boating Council established guidelines for boaters regarding “social distancing. more »»

Faces on Faith: The silver lining in a very dark cloud

April 28, 2020 The staggering number of deaths around the country and the world, and the horrible suffering endured by so many has us reeling. The world will never be the same. more »»

Shell Shocked: Alligator redux

April 28, 2020 I've written about alligators before and undoubtedly, I will again. Our Sanibel alligators always seem to be in the news as well as in troubl. more »»

In The Garden: Jamaican caper is beautiful to the nose, eyes

April 28, 2020 Jamaican caper (Capparis Cynophallophora) is a great native plant with a beautiful scent. Originating in the Caribbean, it's a perfect fit for our South Florida climate. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Zucchini Rolls with Goat Cheese and Smoked Salmon

April 28, 2020 I served these delicious zucchini rolls at a party in Cleveland to benefit the children’s hospital. They were such a great hit that guests kept asking for mor. more »»

Poetic License: 'Shelter'

April 28, 2020 (Guest poet Jim Gustafson teaches creative writing at Florida Gulf Coast University and has authored four books.) We are not to gather. more »»

Reflecting on these times

April 27, 2020 My grandfather Dante was an Italian immigrant, a brilliant man, always hungry for knowledge. more »»

Fever — a nearly ubiquitous immune response

April 27, 2020 When the human body recognizes a foreign particle (cell or object) in it, a complex series of events occur that are designed to protect the body, an immune response. more »»

Update on water-related issues

April 21, 2020 For good reason, right now everyone's attention is focused on the coronavirus. However, we will get through this pandemic and when we do, there will still be water quality issues that impact the J.. more »»

Earth Day at 50: Science informing public policy is best hope

April 21, 2020 The current COVID-19 challenges facing the world bring home some crucial lessons and learnings for all of us here in Southwest Florida. more »»

Make every day (Digital) Earth Day: Protect manatees, their habitat

April 21, 2020 This April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a worldwide movement to support environmental protection, as well as the first Digital Earth Day, promoted by global organizer Earth Day Network. more »»

Safe at Sea: Clean boating is 'green boating'

April 21, 2020 The America’s Boating Club has been promoting “green boating,” particularly in the upkeep and maintenance of your boat. more »»

Faces on Faith: Christ figures are all around us

April 21, 2020 We preacher types like to talk about Christ figures in literature and films and real life as well. Characters in stories who act in ways that remind us of Jesus. more »»

Shell Shocked: We are what we dream

April 21, 2020 The other night I dreamt that I was sitting in a car which I couldn’t turn off. No matter what I did, the engine would just keep running. I turned the ignition key every which way but nothing helpe. more »»

In The Garden: Clusia is a tropical classic

April 21, 2020 Clusia (clusia rosea) lends both an exotic and classy look to our Florida tropical landscape. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Colomba Pasquale (Easter Bread)

April 21, 2020 The Easter dove, a symbol of the Resurrection, is a traditional pastry throughout Italy. Made from a yeast dough, the Colomba is easy to prepare and simple to shap. more »»

Poetic License: 'I Will Not Write a Villanelle'

April 21, 2020 I will not write a villanelle, Sestina, sonnet or pantoum Unless I learn to craft one well. Let Collins keep his paradelle For those whose poetry has the room, I will not write a villanelle. more »»

Marine viruses: Small size, large impact

April 16, 2020 Viruses have been top of mind lately — what they are, how they function, and the damage they cause. Because we're ocean people, we started to wonder about viruses in the ocean. more »»



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