Archive for January, 2003

01/1/2003

Lessons of a Long-Distance Commuter

Several years ago, when our company acquired Southwest Florida’s Gulfshore Life magazine, I didn’t realize I’d soon be whizzing up and down I-75 between our Naples and Sarasota offices. With modern technology to keep us connected, who needed to waste time on the road? And in fact, hundreds of e-mails do fly back and forth […]

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01/1/2003

Night Wings

Florida’s common barn owls are found on nearly every continent and go by many names. They’re known in some cultures as ghost owls. In others, white owls, or delicate owls-even monkey-faced owls. Because they dine primarily on rats and mice, they’re among the most valuable and beneficial of all birds of prey. A healthy adult […]

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01/1/2003

That Latin Flavor

At La Abejita Latin Market at the corner of Ringling Boulevard and Tuttle Avenue in Sarasota, customers are lined up at the cash register. Their arms are full of chayote, a squash from Costa Rica; yerba mate, an Argentinean tea; and Inca Kola, a Peruvian drink made from purple corn. "!Hola!," Lola Yengle says to […]

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01/1/2003

Mr. Chatterbox

Like so many of us, I was rather startled to hear on SNN that Roy and Susan Palmer are moving into a retirement home. I had no idea they were that old. They must have a very good plastic surgeon because they both look about my age. (OK, Roy looks about my age, while Susan […]

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