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Fight disinformation to save our democracy

The recent presidential election may have been unique in American history. We had an election in which the accuracy of the result in one key state was disputed (Bush vs. Gore, 2000); an election that was so close it was settled by Congress, with disastrous consequences, especially for Black ...

Miller will have my vote

To the editor: We should all be pleased and encouraged that Mike Miller is a candidate for the Sanibel City Council. Mike brings a rare combination of qualifications that we need on the council now. In many respects Sanibel is and hopefully will remain the small town contemplated in the ...

Safe at Sea: Know your knots

Virtually every boater relies on “knowing his/her knots,” and an excellent captain also wants the crew to know them, as well. The principle of a good marine knot is that: - It is easy to use. - It is easy to untie. - It holds fast. Knot typing is part of the practice of marlinspike ...

Miller for Sanibel City Council

To the editor: Why is Mike Miller my first choice for the city council? Mike has lived on Sanibel for 20 years. He is highly qualified to serve on the council with his education and job experience. He is a Florida attorney who has been a corporate chief financial officer and he has expertise ...

Stop using the word ‘fight’

To the editor: I keep hearing people use the word “fight.” “We will fight to protect our beliefs. “We will fight to protect the environment.” “We will fight to do … this or that.” Could we please stop using the word “fight” and use the word “work”? “Work” implies ...

Shell Shocked: My favorite sports movie

I love a good sports movie, especially one where the hero is triumphant at the end. My favorite sports movie of all time is “The Natural” with Robert Redford. In it Redford plays Roy Hobbs, once a young promising baseball player who meets up with a strange woman on a train and is shot by ...

Country is better than this

To the editor: Like many, I knew violence was planned on Jan. 6, when the Constitution requires the vice president and both houses of Congress to count the electoral votes of all states to certify the results of the election. We watched the votes accepted for Alabama and Alaska, then GOP ...

In The Garden: Rex begonia is ‘fancy-leaf’ perennial

Rex begonia (Begonia rex-cultorum) is a semi-tropical perennial plant that makes a great houseplant. The plant was originally from Southeast Asia, but has become a favorite small container plant for speciality plant growers. This type of begonia is grown for its foliage, with striking leaf ...