Monthly Archives: February 2013

Editorial: Ethics reforms

Don’t know I could add anything to this:  ‘…A Florida Senate committee approved sweeping ethics reforms last Tuesday, but — as the Legislature is apt to do — the senators carved out an exemption for themselves….’ By any stretch of … Continue reading

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After 40 Years in Solitary, Angola 3 Prisoner Albert Woodfox Ordered Freed for 3rd Time in Louisiana

Talk of vigilante justice in the south but then maybe it is that way in the rest of the country. We only have to look at the case of Veronza Bowers, Jr. to know it reaches into the federal level … Continue reading

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Jim Crow is alive and well in the South

Try and wrap your mind around this:  The economic engines of Gainesville, Florida are education (University of Florida and Santa Fe College), medicine (UF medical center and one of the five largest VA hospitals in country as well as one … Continue reading

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Tapping into the power of mindfulness

‘…This might seem like an awfully touchy-feely way to train future corporate executives. But all manner of research supports the idea that mindfulness — paying attention to what’s happening in the present moment — is essential to becoming an effective … Continue reading

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Another learning experience out of the trip to the Berkshires.

Never in my wildest dreams would I have pictured me saying what I am about to say. However, a lot came together in the aftermath of the ride and to ignore it would be a crime in many respects. To … Continue reading

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Closing out the trip to the Berkshires in New York.

I was totally exhausted after the third day on the ride from Florida to the Bershires by way of Cambridge. Just did not have the time or energy to keep a blog and as such made a couple of face … Continue reading

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The Big Lesson on Valentins Day.

This is a day 2 and 3 of my journey to upper New York state via Cambridge. Yesterday, which was day 2 was too long on the road and too cold. It seemed as if it never got much better … Continue reading

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Just what is all of this about?

I am sitting at a Days Inn and got to say; I can not ever remember having been this cold. Missed my mark of getting to Virginia by 11 miles but did make some 591miles today. If there was a … Continue reading

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Jim Greer Pleads Guilty To Theft And Money Laundering Before Trial Begins

Once again the age old euphemism that politics and corruption are synonymic in Florida. Equally corrupt is the fact that the prosecutor cut a plea deal so that the full story would not come out. “There were a number of … Continue reading

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Former death row inmate testifies on Arkansas’ death penalty

Think you can not end up on death row? Then listen to this and tell me. I had to listen to this 5 times and could not believe it. Pinched myself. Think in terms of over 140 men and women … Continue reading

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