Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander Columnsen-usMon, 22 Jul 2019 10:40:28 EDTMon, 22 Jul 2019 10:40:28 EDT key tools in fight for water quality - TMDLs and BMAPs doubt, if you drill down into Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and Basin Management Action Plan (BMAPs), it gets wonky quickly. However, at a high level the concepts are straight forward.Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:00:00 EDTSafe at Sea: What to do when you run aground is a common quote among experienced boaters in Southwest Florida - "It's not a question of 'Will you run aground? It's a question of when you run aground!'" In our very shallow waters, particularly throughout the bay, it's only a matter of...Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:00:00 EDTFaces on Faith: Three choices when you see something wrong wife Vickie and I have just returned from five weeks in Germany where we taught together about the Holocaust to high school students, and where I taught and preached in synagogues, churches and at the Abraham Geiger Rabbinical College in Berlin.Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:00:00 EDTOn the Water: Hot start to the month on the water was another week of extremely hot days on the water in southwest Florida. As typical with sunny summer days, fishing was good at times and slow at others. Schools of bait fish of all sizes are all over the inshore waters and along the beache.Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:00:00 EDTShell Shocked: Film noir redux was sitting in my office whiling away the time. I had just solved a murder case in which a stunning divorcee confessed to beheading her chauffeur because he hadn't washed the car when asked.Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:00:00 EDT