Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islanderhttp://www.captivasanibel.com/page/category.detail/nav/5011/Local Columnsen-usFri, 24 Nov 2017 06:07:57 EDTFri, 24 Nov 2017 06:07:57 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssShell Shocked: An ode to crankinesshttp://www.captivasanibel.com/page/content.detail/id/582348.htmlI think flowers are overrated.Yes, they're colorful and pleasant to look at.But think of all the work that goes into growing flowers.As a city boy, I rarely had an opportunity to view a flower garden let alone grow one.My world was street games.Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDTLiving Sanibel: Lakes Regional Parkhttp://www.captivasanibel.com/page/content.detail/id/582349.htmlAmidst the pizzas, ice cream, hot dogs, and surrey rentals, a naturalist might be quick to dismiss Lakes Regional Park as more of a family recreational park than a place to commune with natur.Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDTIn the Garden: Bald cypress: Sentinel of the swamphttp://www.captivasanibel.com/page/content.detail/id/582350.htmlThe bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) is a native deciduous conifer that plays a highly important ecological role in the Florida environment.Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDTOn the Water: Warm days results in some good fishinghttp://www.captivasanibel.com/page/content.detail/id/582351.htmlWarm weather continued through the week bringing anglers good fishing opportunities despite weekend winds that roughed up the waters. The catch of the week was cobia, as a few were reported on the inshore waters and good numbers offshore.Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDTFaces on Faith: Many thankshttp://www.captivasanibel.com/page/content.detail/id/582352.htmlRecently I was confronted with my own ingratitude. I sensed a gentle prompting from the loving Spirit of God to create a "Thanksgivings" board. For 10 days I added 50 "thanksgivings" each morning. It was life-transforming.Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT