Archive for December, 2010

12/1/2010

No Place Like Cortez

When I first moved to Florida more than 30 years ago, my husband and I lived for several years in Cortez, a tiny fishing village in Manatee County. It was happenstance; the cottage we found for rent there was affordable, and we liked the closeness to the beaches. But we had no idea of the […]

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12/1/2010

Beach Bliss

The beach house of every family’s dream lies behind a white picket fence on a sliver of land at the north end of Casey Key. The Gulf of Mexico is the front yard; out back is Sarasota Bay. This is no mini-castle, but a practical, lived-in home. Four kids and three dogs have the run […]

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12/1/2010

My Gulf of Mexico

When I heard about the oil, I drove straight to the Gulf. It was less than 24 hours after the explosion, and I was confused about the news. Detached, at first, as if this were a tsunami in the South Pacific. Then shocked, mistrustful, angry and scared. I did not understand. The Gulf of Mexico, […]

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12/1/2010

Where should we go for dinner?

We all know visitors come here for the Big Three: sunshine, beaches and culture. But we also know what they love most after they arrive: the restaurants! No matter how much our visitors enjoy fishing, museum-hopping or just staring out at the sea, the question that dominates their day is, “Where should we go to […]

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