Here’s a look back at his peripatetic 2019 summer reading
The Cave and the Light: Plato versus Aristotle and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization (2013), by Arthur Herman. How the two greatest thinkers of the ancient world laid the foundations of Western culture. Athens: A Portrait of the City in Its Golden Age, by Christian Meier Essential reference for The Cave and the Light. The Mueller Report (2019) Preparation for the special counsel’s testimony. Pete Buttigieg: An
For the Love of Florida: Introducing Lindsey Morrison, FHC Grants Coordinator
As a seventh-generation Floridian growing up on the Gulf Coast, a love for Florida’s diverse cultural heritage and natural landscape runs deep in my soul. If you didn’t know where I was as a kid, you’d only have to look to the nearest longleaf pine forest trail, freshly built fort on a beach, or halfway up a large live oak tree, and there you’d find me! It is this love
What We’re Reading, Spring 2019
In this issue, Jill Rourke, head librarian at the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library, recommends two favorites. “Historical novels are a delicious blend of history and the imagination, peeling back time and space and often — through great characters — letting us view history through a slightly different lens,” she writes. “The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead blew my socks off! Whitehead envisions the Underground Railroad as an actual working railway
For the love of… pickleball?
Florida seniors are not just watching sports, they’re playing in ever-greater numbers By Jon Wilson THE VILLAGES — Pickleball. Come on, is that a serious sport? In a word: Very. But what a name. More on that in a minute. First, consider the racket game’s prodigious popularity. The Sports and Fitness Industry Association estimates up to 2.8 million people play nationwide. In The Villages, a central Florida retirement community, thousands
Discovering the heart of Tallahassee
On a bitter January night in 1982, I motored north from Gainesville to begin a new life and a dream job in Tallahassee. I traveled in a yellow Volkswagen Thing, a quasi-military vehicle my dad thought I’d find useful in my new position as staff biologist for Marjorie Carr’s Florida Defenders of the Environment.
Veterans: The Telling Project
“Veterans – The Telling Project,” meet six Florida veterans and one military spouse and follow their progress as they learn how to tell their personal stories on stage. They talk about how and why they served, the injuries and challenges they’ve had to overcome, and how they are transitioning back into civilian life. Veterans: The Telling Project was produced in partnership WEDU PBS, Tampa.
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