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In the Garden: Orange bird of paradise: a show stopper

June 21, 2017 Orange Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is one of the most recognized tropical plants in our island plant palette. more »»

Shell Shocked: Part pygmy, part moron

June 14, 2017 Have you seen the TV commercials which promise to reveal your ancestry? In one commercial a woman reveals that after providing her information to the genealogy service she discovered that she was... more »»

Living Sanibel: Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

June 14, 2017 Rare among all the destinations along the southwestern coast of Florida, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park offers viable snorkeling and even scuba diving off of its sugar-sand beaches. more »»

In the Garden: Pygmy date palm: Small palm, big appeal

June 14, 2017 The pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelenii) is considered one of the most popular palms seen in the residential landscape. It is hard not to admire this palm as it stands out in the landscape. more »»

Poetic License: Three Sonatinas In C:\

June 14, 2017 C:\ Random Song Random is as random does Unplanned the music goes Unscanned the rhythm dies Unmanned the woman sighs What chance chance will have left to take Will come when maker makes to make An... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Halt shares information about ‘Bridges of Hope’ at Rotary meeting

June 14, 2017 Do we walk the walk, or just talk the talk? We can all agreed that mental health is an important issue of our day and voice our concern on the topic, but really only pay full attention to this issue... more »»

Faces on Faith: Stinking thinking breeds stenchful speaking

June 14, 2017 As I was growing up, I was taught that foul language consisted of four letter words that would land you in the bathroom with a bar of soap in your mouth. more »»

On the Water: It was good week on the water

June 14, 2017 The first week of June brought good weather and opportunities for the offshore angler plus lots of tarpon action. more »»

Shell Shocked: The beat goes on

June 7, 2017 As I get older I’m beginning to realize I’m thinking old and not young. I engage in conversations about ailing livers, rickety knees, bad backs and nighttime trips to the john. more »»

In the Garden: Hurricane palm: A true survivor

June 7, 2017 Hurricane palm (Dictyosperma) is a superior survivor in the face of high winds and punishing hurricane conditions which earned it the nickname ‘hurricane palm. more »»

Living Sanibel: Snowy Plover

June 7, 2017 The snowy plover is a very small, delicate-looking shorebird that is suffering from extensive coastal over-development. more »»

Poetic License: How I became a poet

June 7, 2017 They took my dried umbilical cord And pressed it between two pages Of a book of poetry by Luis Muñoz Rivera. more »»

On the Water: It’s June — here comes summer!

June 7, 2017 June is the month summer settles in, bringing hot, humid days and afternoon thunderstorms. more »»

Faces on Faith:

June 7, 2017 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. more »»

Faces on Faith: But God had other ideas

May 31, 2017 Forty years ago this year I first stepped into the classrooms at Bangor Theological Seminary. I remember well some of those first classes. more »»

On the Water: May the big winds stop — soon!

May 31, 2017 Overall it was a tough week for anglers and like too many days this spring it was due to windy conditions. Nothing hampers tarpon fishing like strong wind. more »»

Shell Shocked: The genie and the gecko

May 31, 2017 I ran into Gary the Gecko the other day. He was crawling under a lounge chair in my backyard searching for insects or whatever it is that geckos search for. “Gary,” I said. more »»

Living Sanibel: Loggerhead sea turtle

May 31, 2017 By far the most common nesting sea turtle found in Southwest Florida, the loggerhead has been visiting the Gulf beaches since they were formed thousands of years ago. more »»

Poetic License: Pedrito II

May 31, 2017 In Memoriam Peter Paul Pacheco (Pedrito) 1924-1944 I It wasn’t at all like the movies, There was no last thing for him to tell me, No brotherly advice, no dying wis. more »»

In the Garden: Tillandsia: Air plant

May 31, 2017 Tillandsia is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the pineapple family Bromeliaceae. more »»



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