Editorial Opinion

November Entertainment Go-To Guide 2021

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It’s Time to Burst our Bubbles

In his May Publisher’s letter, John M. Phillips ruminates on the world returning to normal, and how in some ways it shouldn’t. Lives matter. Yes, that’s true. But adding an adjective or descriptor seems to make people upset or think it’s somehow escalating one life over another. It is not. However, even though (all) lives matter, (all) lives are not treated the same. The preamble to the Declaration of Independence is easy to believe, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” It sounds nice, but our forefathers didn’t believe it then. Many don’t believe …

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What If Jacksonville Suddenly Woke Up?

What If Jacksonville Suddenly Woke Up?, Photo by Lance Asper

Some say Jacksonville is a diamond that wants to remain coal. What would it be like if Jacksonville were a city that didn’t hate itself… led by people who acknowledged its achievements? Here are a few things that possibly would have happened in New York, Rome, London Paris, Seattle, or San Francisco if the leaders that made them into Great Cities had been given our city and history. The Southern Music Hall of Fame would be open and full to capacity somewhere in downtown. , and The Allman Brothers would have exhibits there and all the music aficionados would know …

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