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LET’S NOT DREDGE THE RIVER Wednesday, July 1
Many people say they want to dredge the St. Johns River. I am hoping to reverse the rush toward dredging, and I have an alternative plan. This plan is based on my 45 years’ experience as a Merchant Marine, while serving 35 years in the U.S. Navy Reserve and active duty service. I retired as a USN Commander; and spent my last 23 years in the Merchant Marine as a Chief Engineer.
ON POTTY PARITY, SERIOUSLY Wednesday, June 24
As demonstrated time and again, the Interwebs — more specifically, social media — has the power to take seemingly benign ideas and raise the stakes of participating and engaging with said …
Several new individuals have been elected to Jacksonville’s City Council. Their priority should be to serve the needs of all local citizens rather than serving the powerful special interests who, over many years, have raped the city to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.
HARVEST OF THORNS Tuesday, June 23
Why we won’t be rid of racism until leaders stop using it to get elected
PARTY OF ONE Wednesday, May 6
Where are the mayor’s coattails?
CURRY-B YOUR ENTHUSIASM Wednesday, May 6
Other than party insiders, most who follow politics met Mayor Brown’s big HRO announcement with an appropriate proverbial shrug. The mayor’s move to solicit a study — to be …
MURDER ART Wednesday, May 6
From protest to propaganda, the purity of artists’ voices must be protected
ON EVOLUTION AND PATIENCE Wednesday, April 15
"I don't think marriage is a civil right." — Barack Obama (October 2004) It may be hard to remember, but that statement by then-candidate for the United States Senate Barack Obama represents the starting line of what has often been …
The Democracy Deficit Saturday, January 3
Everyone has heard about the problem of budget deficits, but there is a far more insidious deficit that receives very little media coverage – this is the democracy deficit. Once you open your eyes, …
JACKSONVILLE INJUSTICE SYSTEM Friday, January 2
I have PTSD, I am totally disable. My condition is the result of sexual trauma. I spent 20 years in the military with a flawless military record. I was arrested in the Duval County Courthouse by a …