Not scared: People begin enjoying South Florida parks on first day of reopening

Read the full story on After more than six weeks in quarantine, South Floridians made their way to newly reopened parks, golf courses and marinas on Wednesday, the first day they were welcomed back to wide open spaces of fresh air and sunshine. Local governments’ decision to reopen many of the South Florida’s outdoorContinue reading “Not scared: People begin enjoying South Florida parks on first day of reopening”

A statement of principles, post-2016 election

We now return to our regularly scheduled, extremely moderate, non-partisan program. You know, I take a lot of flack for being liberal from people who don’t know any better, usually because I find certain liberal issues more interesting to discuss. But anyone who has known me for a long time knows that, while I mayContinue reading “A statement of principles, post-2016 election”

I got tired of click bait: How I solved it will shock you!

I stopped clicking on manipulatively titled Facebook posts. Hey, thanks for visiting. While you’re here, check out my three most recent posts: Time to hold Fox and Friends to a lower standard> Convert or Die: Unacceptable for any religion The ice bucket challenge: a fad that stands apart Thanks!

Holding Leo’s Hand: The worst thing about having autism

This is an excerpt from The Reason I Jump, by Naoki Higashida. Click on the title and purchase the book on Naoki was, at the time this was written, a 13-year-old boy in Japan living with autism. He was not someone capable of carrying on a normal conversation, but using a specially designed keyboard,Continue reading “Holding Leo’s Hand: The worst thing about having autism”

UNITY: The members have spoken

I’m just writing this to update my recent post on UNITY’s name change and offer a few thoughts. First, I want to applaud the UNITY leadership for opening up the process I described in my previous post and giving members a real choice, albeit a difficult one. And I applaud the membership for choosing theContinue reading “UNITY: The members have spoken”

UNITY’s name change: You’re doing it wrong

UNITY Journalists is changing its name again. Stung by criticism after dropping “of Color” from its name earlier this year, the coalition is intent on changing its name again, and this time it’s giving members a say in what the final name will be. And UNITY is blowing it. I say this with all dueContinue reading “UNITY’s name change: You’re doing it wrong”

My Howard Kissel memory

I became extremely interested in musical theater in the early 1990s, when Howard Kissel was the main theater critic for the New York Daily News. I started working at the News in 1993 as a general assignment reporter. Kissel wrote an article once about the mega musicals that were dominating the Broadway stage at theContinue reading “My Howard Kissel memory”

Latin comedy and why I hate Carlos Mencia (via Being Latino Online Magazine)

I don’t completely agree with this post, but I do find it interesting and wanted to share it. Personally, I’ve got nothing for or against Carlos Mencia. by Michael Guillén Over the years, I've developed a certain taste for comedy. It has to be clever and above all, smart. I believe good comedy gives theContinue reading “Latin comedy and why I hate Carlos Mencia (via Being Latino Online Magazine)”

Why did you cover that stupid story?

I had to share this exchange between a reader and me. It’s in response to a story I wrote about a cat that was lost at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The cat jumped out of a cage as it was being unloaded and escaped in a secure area of the airport. The airline (at theContinue reading “Why did you cover that stupid story?”

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