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Faces on Faith: Voices of faith

October 4, 2017 “For You, O God, silence is praise!” (Psalm 65:1) In the face of the hurricane that devastated the lives of many and disrupted our lives, silence is appropriate. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary gives back

October 4, 2017 Glad to be back at the Dunes this week for our regular Friday morning Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meeting and having a chance to connect with fellow Rotarians and hearing about their experiences... more »»

Shell Shocked: A tyrannosaurus is loose in Sanibel

October 4, 2017 Could it be? Can the impossible be happening to Sanibel? Last week’s newspaper reported that a 4-1/2 foot Nile Monitor lizard was seen on Periwinkle. more »»

Poetic License: Apology for hurricanes

October 4, 2017 I can only hope that my decision to reprint all my hurricane poems had nothing to do with the creation of three monster storms this hurricane season. more »»

In the Garden: Spartina: Seaside grass

October 4, 2017 Smooth Cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) commonly referred to as Spartina grass, is a perennial deciduous grass found in intertidal wetland and estuarine salt marshes. more »»

Living Sanibel: Permit

October 4, 2017 The permit is one of the most sought-after game fish in Florida. Anglers have been known to fly into the Keys from everywhere on the planet to catch one of these elusive members of the jack family. more »»

Faces on Faith: After the storm

September 27, 2017 Not far from my home there is an apartment complex with a tall flag pole in front of its entrance. more »»

Shell Shocked: The life and death of Irma

September 27, 2017 I don’t recall any other situation in my many years in Sanibel that caused such a range of emotions. They went from fear to acceptance to relie. more »»

Living Sanibel: Goliath grouper

September 27, 2017 Regionally, only the great hammerhead shark is larger than this immense grouper. more »»

Poetic License: Second thoughts while waiting to make a left turn onto Periwinkle Way at height of season

September 27, 2017 Maybe creating the paradise was too easy, maybe the overlooked place we built against the current fashion, the shell filled beaches we kept replenishing with borrowed sand, the great big sanctuary w... more »»

Living Sanibel: Everglades Mink

September 20, 2017 The mink is a member of a larger family of weasels and polecats (Mustela), which contains 16 different species worldwide. Only two of these species are mink: the American mink and the European mink. more »»

Shell Shocked: It’s an embarrassing world

September 12, 2017 Someone asked me the other day what the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to me was. I didn’t have to think long and hard about that one. more »»

Living Sanibel: Gafftopsail catfish

September 12, 2017 Similar in many respects to the hardhead but considerably larger, the gafftopsail catfish is a much stronger fighter when hooked. more »»

Poetic License: The night Charlie Parker played tenor at Montmartre Café in Greenwich Village

September 12, 2017 Like I knew when it was happening that sixty years after I could still tell you about it and you still wouldn’t really believe me: It’s one ‘clock in the morning and I wander into Montmartre ... more »»

In the Garden: Clusia: A tropical classic

September 12, 2017 Clusia (Clusia Rosea) lends both an exotic and classy look to our Florida tropical landscape. The leaves are thick with a leathery texture, are rather large at 4-6” and teardrop-shaped. more »»

On the Water: Blue skies finally return

September 12, 2017 What a difference a week makes as the rain stopped and blue skies returne. more »»

Faces on Faith: MAN: God’s Elegant Design

September 12, 2017 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 »»

Rotary Happenings: New ideas and a new approach make for fresh look at goals

September 12, 2017 Our new club President Hoili Martin, continues to shake things up a little. Sometimes fresh eyes bring new perspectives to regular club activities. more »»

Faces on Faith: Small gestures done with great love

September 6, 2017 As I sit here in my safe little home up on pilings, watching the water rise in the pond, and fretting about the new leak in the roof of the parish hall, I think about the terrible situation going on... more »»

On the Water: September brings a welcome change

September 6, 2017 Wow! It’s hard to believe just a few months back we were experiencing an extreme drought in Southwest Florida. Talk about going from one extreme to another as endless rain pelted us for days on end. more »»



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