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Poetic License: 'Mami, I Sold the Lots' (Puerto Rican Pilgrim’s Progress)

October 31, 2018 Mami, I sold the lots But I kept the dream. For five hundred down And fifty a month forever A piece of treeless swamp — Mami, I sold the lots. more »»

Shell Shocked: Red algae in the sunset

October 31, 2018 Did any of you ever hear the term “red algae” before this winter? I bet not. “Red,” yes. “Algae,” yes. But used together as “red algae.” Certainly not me. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Fresh Peach Almond Upside-Down Cake

October 31, 2018 This perfectly peachy almond dessert is a favorite among my family and friends. It is very popular at parties, especially when served with ice cream. more »»

Work together every day to be the balm in America

October 30, 2018 As religious leaders on Sanibel and Captiva, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by the horrific tragedy at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. But there must be mor. more »»

Faces on Faith: A matter of interpretation

October 24, 2018 I bring certain presuppositions to the Bible. I assume that it should be read in context. more »»

On the Water: Weather dictating fishing right now

October 24, 2018 Weather dictated the fishing over the past week as conditions were all over the place. more »»

Shell Shocked: The golf pro from hell

October 24, 2018 I traveled recently to Los Angeles and had some time to kill. I googled a nearby golf course and booked a lesson with its head pro. What started out as a whim on my part turned out to be a punishment. more »»

In The Garden: Strelitzia nicolai, also known as the White Bird of Paradise

October 24, 2018 The White Bird of Paradise stands out with its large leaves and exotic flower. It grows in a clumping form and is one of the most unique tropical plants seen in the Florida landscape. more »»

Poetic License: 'Full of Florida'

October 24, 2018 On this ominous afternoon I’ve had my fill of Florida, My fill of alligator-friendly heat, Of red weather Bursting from the TV screen Into a dark angry clot Over our fail-safe houses And alien lawns... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Almond Biscotti

October 24, 2018 Delicious twice-baked Italian cookies can be served alone or with chocolate pesto. I like to dip them in cappuccino or coffee. This is one of my grandchildren’s favorite recipes. Makes 4. more »»

U.S. Senate passes Water Resources Development Act in 99-1 vote

October 17, 2018 On Oct. 10, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan, comprehensive water resources infrastructure legislation — the federal water bill — that authorizes the EAA Reservoir. more »»

Faces on Faith: A spiritual identity

October 17, 2018 It’s reported that the number of people who consider themselves “religious” are dwindling, while a larger number identify themselves as “spirit. more »»

Safe at Sea: Boating quiz — would you pass or fail?

October 17, 2018 For many of us returning from a summer spent up north, it might be the beginning of a new boating season. Upon our arrival, we look forward to returning our boat to the water. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Friends Who Care is low-key non-profit making a difference on islands

October 17, 2018 Twenty-five years and counting for one of Sanibel’s most low-key, charitable non-profit organizations — Friends Who Care, which was founded in 1983 by Theresa and Tom Louwers. more »»

On the Water: Good start to October

October 17, 2018 Overall fishing and fishing conditions appear to be improving in many areas around the islands. more »»

Shell Shocked: Is there an old-fashioned doctor in the house?

October 17, 2018 Physicians are making abundant use of technology these days. In fact, so much so that the usual format of office visits is changing dramatically. Last week I visited my primary care physicia. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Pork Chops with Red Pepper Pesto

October 17, 2018 A fabulous recipe that is easy to prepare and can make a great meal any time for family or friends. more »»

Poetic License: 'Casey on the Mound: October 5, 1941'

October 17, 2018 (4th World Series Game, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn) The outlook was so brilliant for the Brooklyn Nine that day, The score stood four to three with but one inning left to play. more »»

In The Garden: An elegant palm that can be used for making jam

October 17, 2018 The Sylvester date palm tree, known as the Phoenix sylvestris, is one of the most popular palm trees in the world. more »»

Deep injection wells: Replacing one wasteful water management practice with another

October 10, 2018 At the South Florida Water Management District's recent governing board meeting, the district promoted a new idea for dealing with the water quality woes stemming from the mass discharges of pollute... more »»



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