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Safe at Sea: Part II: Seeing at sea

Last week’s Safe at Sea discussed the importance of “sea sight,” and the column itself ended with visualizing techniques to improve one’s ability to see far while at sea. As the title indicates, this week's column is an additional discussion of “seeing at sea,” but it discusses how ...

Faces on Faith: From fear to faith

For the first time in nearly two years, Vickie and I are away from Sanibel and in San Francisco visiting our older two children and their families. Soon, we shall travel to Connecticut to reconnect meaningfully with our youngest and his growing clan. What a blessing it is to feel safe to travel ...

Shell Shocked: Talking nuts with a squirrel

A squirrel kept appearing in my backyard with different nuts. Since I, too, fancied myself a nut gourmet I decided to compare notes. “Yo, squirrel, get over here. I want to talk to you about nuts,” I said. The squirrel got up on his hind legs and gave me a squinty look. “Can’t you ...

In The Garden: Purple passionflower is native flowering vine

Purple passionflower vine (Passiflora incarnata) is a perennial flowering vine native to Florida. It is one of the most complex and intricate flowers among the flowering vines. The vine is very easy to grow, can tolerate dry conditions and loves full sun. Its bloom time is during the warmest ...

Recipe of the Week: Parmesan Tomatoes in Basil Pesto

This recipe bursts with tomato flavor! Roasting the tomatoes in the oven brings out their wonderful flavor. Use ripe summer tomatoes or vine ripe tomatoes. This is a wonderful appetizer or side dish that will make your guests very happy. Makes about 2 cups. (Chef tip: Never refrigerate tomatoes ...

Poetic License: ‘Pianos For Primates’

(Found Poetry Series) More than 130 guests dressed in jungle attire paid $150 each to attend Pianos for Primates, a fund-raiser aimed not at raising funds to teach chimpanzees Chopin or baboons Beethoven but to provide the lemurs of Jungle Jim’s Gardens with long overdue ...

LOSOM should seek to create a more equitable system

The devastating 2018 summer of algae in our waterways is still fresh in our minds. With that backdrop, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with the assistance of the South Florida Water Management District, is currently in the process of re-writing the rules that govern how water in Lake ...

Coronavirus origin, success of vaccines

Many of us had assumed that the controversy on the origin and spread of coronavirus had died down, but apparently it is not so. I was asked by a friend what I thought of it, and to give my technical opinion, since my background is in genetics and molecular biology. The request was to write it ...