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One of my favorite breakfast chants at my Zen monastery is, “Desires are inexhaustible. I vow to put an end to them.” The corollary is “Ignorance is never-ending. I vow to stem it.” There is …

There is no study that proves that the masks we wear are effective against this or any virus. Some are better than others, but the way we wear them definitely destroys any effectiveness. They do, …

 Hi Y'All,I am home after two weeks and thank you so much for those of you who missed my article.I had an amazing time with my family, with having several birthday celebrations and being …

Robert Stilley, of Apalachicola, says he agrees with Ron Hart that Critical Race Theory is bad. (See July 29 Apalachicola June 29, “Keep CRT out of our schools.”)Frankly, I doubt that either Mr. …

Noah Lockley said two weeks ago that by saving the turtles here, it only allows them to be eaten later over there (See July 15 Apalachicola Times, ”Lockley opposes expansion of turtle …

Aw man, this could be really bad. I’m talking Sing Sing. Or maybe Leavenworth. They might reopen Alcatraz just for me. I don’t believe they’re going to let me off with just a few …

What if our faith was never tested? Would we grow?Probably not. Consider James 1:2-4 (ESV): “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know …

Last year Apalachicola Bay was closed to oystering. Why? The answer is human-caused environmental destruction. Georgia reduces the amount of water in the Apalachicola River. Pesticides and herbicides …

I think the column by Ron Hart on Critical Race Theory (See July 22 Times  “Critical Race Theory devalues college education”) was spot on!Keep CRT out of our schools! Robert …

Once I watched a tiny school of mullet hatchlings swim and feed in the quiet spot formed between the dock and the hull of my boat. I noticed a larger fish hovering outside of the school. From time to …

I am not a fan of small-minded people, I am not a fan of folks who aren't good stewards of the Earth, I am not a fan of inconsiderate people and I am not a fan of people who I can't understand.It …

I know we think we live in a county that is protected from all the mayhem spreading across the country and the world. Right now we do, but nothing is forever. If we want to protect our …

We left the house and drove up to North Carolina. The mountains were spectacular, the cooler temperatures refreshing and the folks we met along the way were most friendly.Next time I’m going in a …

Hi Y'all, Amnesty Day is coming your way this week on Saturday, July 24. Get that junk where it belongs, the dump. The Lanark Village Boat Club pancake breakfast was a huge success. It is so …

It didn’t make any sense.Then, a lot of things with me don’t. It was July 3. 6:45 in the morning. I was running around Lake Junaluska. Somewhere in the mountains of North Carolina. The houses …

Editor's Note: The following is the eulogy delivered by Karen Cox-Dennis at the June 27 memorial service for Apalachicola Mayor Kevin Begos, who passed away June 19 at the age of 63.There’s much …

Hi Y'all,  Thank goodness that we missed the bullet with this last hurricane. Each time we are threatened by a hurricane, some of us start looking for our re-entry Tag or say “Oh …

The same politicians who mostly killed free checking and debit card rewards programs through government price controls are setting their sights on credit cards – and that means miles, cash back, …

We must blame it on George Bush the Younger and the hysteria after the 9/11 attacks. He mistakenly gave our government too much power to spy on us through the ironically named “Patriot Act” and other morphing and unaccountable Federal agencies.

I accept Mikel Tuten’s invitation to reply to his letter in the June 24 Apalachicola Times (See "Constructive debate hard to find these days"). He is correct that both conservative and liberal …

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