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From Expression to DEPRESSION Wednesday, March 29
While the old cliché “hard cases make bad law” is true, it’s also quaint. There are easier ways to make bad law. For a good illustrative example, put down this magazine, …
The city of Jacksonville has a long history of corrupt and racist politics. For years, the white city fathers supported a power structure that ignored the rights of black residents and even allowed …
ZONE Offense Tuesday, March 28
Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed.    -Wallace Stegner    Cumberland Island National Seashore and …
VICIOUS Cycle Wednesday, March 22
Liar! Thief! Would you have guessed upon learning bout my illustrious professional life and esteemed career that I am the byproduct of a neglectful father who made cameo appearances throughout …
The KILLING Fields Wednesday, March 22
On March 15, the Florida Senate once again proved its fealty to the National Rifle Association. Scratch that: On March 15, Republicans in the Florida Senate—with the lone exception of …
SLINGS & Arrows Wednesday, March 22
I spend my days in perpetual motion. I don’t sleep more than a REM cycle most nights, and I wake like a racehorse, moving quickly like I’m already three furlongs behind the day. I …
Deep State, Local STYLE Wednesday, March 15
The question I get when I’m at Jacksonville’s City Hall more often than seems reasonable: Why are you spending so much time at City Hall? Because of the nature of what I do on …
Ghost of PIZZA Past Wednesday, March 15
At Al’s Pizza in Atlantic Beach, my husband Alex and I had our first date. Shared a medium pepperoni pizza one July night. The evening was low-key; easy. I believe it set the tone for our …
One of the biggest problems in combatting Donald Trump's political rise has been the inability of his detractors to pinpoint what makes Trump so bad, anyway. His populist and anti-establishment sentiments have …
HALLUCINATION Generation Wednesday, March 8
I'm an old man now, closer to my sparsely attended funeral than I am to my birth in a government-run facility. However, there has been a constant throughout my misspent life: the Drug War …