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November 6th Election is Important

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As we begin to close in on the November 6 election date we can all be thankful that our time being deluged by robo-calls, mailboxes full of junk mail, solicitations from various entities seeking financial support for political parties and yes, the unfortunate anonymous emails from unknown senders and venomous websites, will shortly come to an end. I can’t believe […]

An Educated Voter Won’t Be Fooled

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The discourse on the American political scene continues to spiral to depths not seen since the Joseph McCarthy Era of the ‘50s. A time in our history we should have all prayed would never return. These changes to the climate of civility and reasonable discourse within our society cannot be tolerated by those who believe in the principles that this […]

Using Fear for Elective Advantage

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Kind of amazing how quickly time has flown over the last year. Just this last Saturday, on September 22 we celebrated the official beginning of the fall season. Prior to moving here 30 years ago it signaled a time to prepare for the onslaught of winter, which was not my favorite time of year. The great thing about fall in […]

Lessons Learned From Irma 


Whether it was in a coffee shop, at a local restaurant, in the grocery store or at the pharmacy you would inevitably run into a friend or a neighbor and the conversation would eventually turn to a discussion of where you were last year.  On Sunday, September 10, 2017 Hurricane Irma roared ashore here on Marco Island and left a […]

Dedicated to Service Above Self

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Like me, I’m sure many of you have been glued to the many programs and news reports regarding the passing of Senator John McCain of Arizona. Unfortunately the early positive response to the Senator’s service to his nation has been marred by the cheap political theatrics which our political system has become famous for, but it is my sincere hope […]


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