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In The Garden: An unusual South Florida tree specimen

July 30, 2019 The Japanese fern tree (Filicium decipiens) is an unusual South Florida tree specimen that adds unique foliage and greenery to one’s tropical landscap. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Hazelnut Semifreddo

July 30, 2019 Semifreddo translates as “semi frozen” or “semi cold” in Italian. It is basically a mousse-like dessert made from combining an egg custard, meringue with whipped cream, and then freezing until firm. more »»

Poetic License: 'Pantoum of the Vitreous Floater'

July 30, 2019 Stranger floating in my eye, Dancing, prancing side to side, Looking for a place to hide Within the jelly deep inside. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary marks holiday, heads to Germany for conference

July 23, 2019 Halfway through July already! The Sanibel 4th of July parade was outstanding this year; probably the best I have seen. more »»

Safe at Sea: Steps to remain safe, afloat and headed toward destination

July 23, 2019 “Hey! Let’s be safe out there!” — Sgt. more »»

Faces on Faith: Man — God's elegant design

July 23, 2019 Have you ever thought of yourself as an “idea”? Not just a tired, uninspired, limited idea, but an actual elegant design? It takes a bit of curiosity to make the leap to a metaphysical concept in... more »»

On the Water: It was a stormy week out on the water

July 23, 2019 For a good part of the past week, we experienced rain, thunderstorms and unpredictable weather thanks to Tropical Storm Barry churning in the northern gulf. more »»

Shell Shocked: What do they know about Sanibel?

July 23, 2019 How well do you think Sanibel is known outside Sanibel? To find out, I conducted a personal “man on the street” interview on the streets of New York recently. more »»

In The Garden: Spider lily is great addition to island gardens

July 23, 2019 The American spider lily (Hymenocallis latifolia) is a Florida native as well as a native of the West Indies. It is popular for its foliage and “spidery” snow-white flowers. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Spring Greens Salad with EVOO Lemon Dressing

July 23, 2019 A refreshing salad filled with a variety of spring greens — arugula, frisee, mace, lollo rosso, mitzuna, spinach and kale — tossed in a light lemon dressing will be a burst of spring flavor. more »»

Poetic License: 'Feminine Endings'

July 23, 2019 A female villain is not a villanelle, A lady crook is not a crookette Nor infant girl a Baby Belle. more »»

Two key tools in fight for water quality — TMDLs and BMAPs

July 16, 2019 No doubt, if you drill down into Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and Basin Management Action Plan (BMAPs), it gets wonky quickly. However, at a high level the concepts are straight forward. more »»

Safe at Sea: What to do when you run aground

July 16, 2019 There is a common quote among experienced boaters in Southwest Florida — “It’s not a question of ‘Will you run aground? It’s a question of when you run aground!’” In our very shallow waters,... more »»

Faces on Faith: Three choices when you see something wrong

July 16, 2019 My wife Vickie and I have just returned from five weeks in Germany where we taught together about the Holocaust to high school students, and where I taught and preached in synagogues, churches and a... more »»

On the Water: Hot start to the month on the water

July 16, 2019 It was another week of extremely hot days on the water in southwest Florida. As typical with sunny summer days, fishing was good at times and slow at others. more »»

Shell Shocked: Film noir redux

July 16, 2019 I was sitting in my office whiling away the time. I had just solved a murder case in which a stunning divorcee confessed to beheading her chauffeur because he hadn’t washed the car when asked. more »»

In The Garden: Foxtail palm is epitome of true specimen palm

July 16, 2019 The foxtail palm (Wodyetia bifurcate) is the epitome of a true specimen pal. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Goat Cheese-Walnut Terrine with Basil Cream Sauce

July 16, 2019 Good things come in small packages and this recipe is no exception. Simple to prepare, it can be made ahead of time and served hot or cold. more »»

Poetic License: 'Moon Day (Where Were You On July 20, 1969?)'

July 16, 2019 (Editor's note: The poem will be broadcast on WGCU (90.1 FM) on July 19 during “Morning Edition” at 8:45 a.m. and during “All Things Considered” at 4:44 p.m. more »»

Natural resource policy: 2019 Florida Legislative session recap

July 9, 2019 The Florida Legislature gets high marks for passing a budget that provides significant funding for Everglades and water resources, delivering a stated priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis. more »»



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