Month: September 2015

Off Key

By Bob Frederickson  From Bumper Sticker Quips to EPA Slips  Bumper Sticker of the Day “Siesta Key: A Quaint Drinking Village with a Fishing Problem.” Tampa Number One? No, that’s not a pre-season prediction for the Tampa Bay Bucs upcoming Read More

Beach Reads

“Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson c.2015, Crown                                 $28.00 / $32.50 Canada                         431 pages It almost scared you to death. That’s what it seemed like: heart pounding, palms sweaty, legs weak – but still Read More

Off Islands

By Rodger Skidmore Squawk, Squawk, Squawk That’s the sound peacocks make. Talk, talk, talk – that’s the sounds humans make. Especially when they’re trash talking the peafowl on Longboat Key. Residents on the key are upset with the shrill, raucous Read More