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Most ancient of games!

The other day, I was sitting around contemplating the great mysteries of life when I was struck by an unsettling thought.  We all know that...

Prevent heat-related illness

As the mercury climbs as we head into summer, I thought it appropriate to discuss heat-related illness for this edition of the newsletter. In...

Algae blooms threaten Florida waterways

Right now, parts of South Florida are once again in a state of emergency because of a toxic, slimy, green algae bloom that's spreading...

Sumter County resident loses VA benefit for five months due to problem with mail

A constituent from Webster contacted my office after his VA benefit check had been damaged in the mail and returned to the VA as...

Scott Pruitt – A real swamp creature extraordinaire

He’s gone. But he should not be forgotten. Ever since his first foray into personal nest building at taxpayers’ expense, it was just a matter...

‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ pits Brolin against Mexican drug dealers who resort to...

When the market price of cocaine drops to historic lows, the Mexican drug cartels look for other means of profiteering. Their new product is...

Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Life of the Party’ has her taking second stab at college

A woman drops out of college when she gets pregnant.  It is just a temporary bump on her road of life.  She can return...

The problems of illegal migration

The debate/argument over the sanctity of our borders has been, conveniently, reduced to “immoral” actions by our government against “children” being separated from their...

We must never take for granted the right to freely express ourselves

We live in the greatest country in the world. No question about it. It’s a place where we don’t have to agree on everything. We...

The Blonde pitches a 14-day cruise which starts off in Quebec

One thing that we learn early in life is that you win some and you lose some.  I am not exactly certain where I am...

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