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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 »»

Center Stage: ‘Clue the Musical’ makes murder merry

May 31, 2017 Inspired by the Parker Brothers 1944 board game, “Clue the Musical,” is currently wowing the audiences at the Broadway Palm. more »»

Shell Shocked: The ugly alligator

May 25, 2017 Once upon a time in the far off land of Sanibel lived a tribe of alligators. They were one of two tribes existing in Sanibel at the time. The other species were human beings. more »»

On the Water: Good results fishing the full moon

May 25, 2017 While many anglers focused on tarpon, full moon tides also brought good action for other species over the week. Full moon tides put anglers on the chase for tarpon through the week. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Steve Greenstein shares information about Charitable Foundation of the Islands

May 25, 2017 Philanthropy, noun, the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes. more »»

Faces on Faith: A clothesline existence

May 25, 2017 Sanibel’s busy season is over, and those of us who were heavily involved in many of the island activities, whether religious, social, political, or service-oriented, can pause for a moment, to think... more »»

Poetic License: All write with me

May 25, 2017 It’s the wrong poem At the wrong time, Though the lyric’s lovely It’s the wrong rhyme, It’s not my rhyme, But such a clever rhyme That’s it’s all right with me. more »»

Center Stage: Noli Timere (don’t be afraid)

May 25, 2017 Silent night, darkened night, all is calm till there’s the fright; a knock at the door at 2 a.m. in the mornin. more »»

In the Garden: Coconut palm: A true islander

May 25, 2017 The coconut palm (cocos nucifera) is the most common palm tree known by people across the globe. more »»

Living Sanibel: Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)

May 25, 2017 A member of the morning glory family, the moonflower is one of very few Ipomoea species that does not bloom in the morning but waits until the evening to open its large, alabaster-white flowers. more »»

Shell Shocked: Reducing Sanibel high season traffic

May 17, 2017 I see where the Sanibel City Council is exploring ways to lighten the seasonal traffic load. It’s exploring such options as raising the causeway tolls and increasing beach parking rates. more »»

Faces on Faith: Surgeons aren’t the only ones who can mend broken bones

May 17, 2017 Quite awhile ago, an intriguing essay by David Brooks caught my eye. more »»



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