Opinion

We are all looking forward to getting beyond the woes of 2020

Santa Rosa Schools made quite a recovery last year, despite the pandemic and the confusion surrounding remote learning, ­distance learning, brick and mortar learning, masks on, masks off, social distancing, etc. Even our heads were spinning with all the options educators were offering. There were many challenges, to be sure. But Superintendent Dr. Karen Barber is confident this next school […]

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Don’t let darkness rain on your parade

I’ve been on the road a lot lately and Monday was a wet day for driving. Our oldest daughter, Emma, finished Gulf Breeze High School and will be starting the University of South Florida this fall. We drove seven hours to get to St. Petersburg, with almost half of them being in the rain. We saw a double rainbow, lots […]

There’s no reason filibuster should block progress

Year after year, we see politicians in Congress make promises about what they can do for constituents like me. And year after year, the progress is ­usually less than we hoped for. The solution is clear: It’s time to get rid of the ­filibuster — a Senate rule that allows a ­minority of senators to block any piece of legislation. […]

Southwest drought causing water shortage

Lake Mead at the Hoover Dam is at 37% capacity, which is the lowest level since the 1930s. It provides water to about 40 million people in Nevada, Arizona and California, but a severe drought and diminished snowfall in the Rocky Mountains have significantly reduced the supply of water. Other lakes in the region are at historically low levels. It […]

Proposed Land Development Code allows clear cutting

Since at least 2001, the #1 ­request of citizens of ­Santa Rosa County has been to stop clear cutting property of all trees. The current Santa Rosa County Board of County ­Commissioners directed that this provision be deleted from the Land Development Code. The SRC zoning board is ­recommending it be reinstated. Clear-cutting will: • extirpate habitats and ­wildlife dependent […]

Are You Stupid?

I do not think so, but your federal government believes you are stupid because they think you cannot tell when they are lying to you. Most issues expressed by the government are lies. A very few examples are as follows: • The border is closed; • Illegal aliens with Covid have not been let loose within the states; • The […]

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Directions – you can’t get there from here

Have you ever felt that way? Have you ever had a vision and an idea about where your life was going and how your dreams were looking like a ­future ­reality only to have doors shut and ­opportunities missed? Have your epiphany moment gotten soured with a dose of cold ­reality? Sometimes it seems like we can’t get to where […]

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