An open letter to the staff and volunteers of Cultural Park Theatre
Posted 5/24/2013 at 9:50 a.m. 0 comments
I write this open letter to the staff and volunteers at Cultural Park Theater, the theater's leadership, to the residents of Cape Coral and to the city fathers of Southwest Florida's largest metropolitan area.
Report: Barron Collier High among state, nation's best public schools
Posted 4/23/2013 at 4:14 p.m. 0 comments
Barron Collier High was near the top on the U.S. News & World Report's high school rankings, released today. The Naples school ranked 31 of 777 public schools in Florida and 486 of about 21,000 nationwide. It was the only...
Posted 9/2/2012 at 2:14 p.m. 0 comments
When university faculty insert actual voter registration into an academic curriculum that narrowly embraces distinct ethic then how can it be construed as being anything but the partisan coercion of students beholden to their instructors for their grades?
Local Congressional Candidate Receives National Attention
Posted 4/22/2012 at 9:32 a.m. 0 comments
Byron Donalds receives Herman Cain's endorsement for Congress!
letter #2 independent voters engage in primaries to save our middle class economic prosperity
Posted 12/11/2011 at 10:15 a.m. 0 comments
independent voters have more responsibility then just voting in general elections; our political two party system actually does not want the 35 to 40 percent of the decision makers in the general election to have any responsibilty in selecting the primary candidates.
Living Abundantly II
Posted 6/30/2011 at 9:42 p.m. 0 comments
On the last article we addressed hacking away at the unessentials. Unessentials are things that we actually don't need. Things like oxygen, water, food, clothing, and a house over your head are truly essential items. Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, television, and...
Feeling the pain but loving it!
Posted 5/10/2011 at 11:33 p.m. 0 comments
The green tunnel has arrived! So far on my journey I've hiked 416 miles. It's amazing what the human body is capable of doing. That being said, those miles are not done with zero pain. Blisters, bruises, and horrible swelling....
Wisconsin Governor and Teachers Union
Posted 2/22/2011 at 5:17 p.m. 0 comments
Just so you’ll think twice before calling me a right wing Republican extremist, let me tell you a little bit about myself. First, yes, I am a registered Republican, but other than Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford, my votes have gone independent.
Engage in Earth-Friendly Giving, Entertaining this Year
Posted 12/14/2010 at 3:20 p.m. 0 comments
Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s as compared to any other time of the year. The extra waste amounts to about 1.2 million extra tons per week (or an extra 6 million tons during the entire holiday season) and is being predicted to be roughly the same for this year even in light of the economic downturn.
Employee Burnout – The Signs and the Solutions
Posted 11/16/2010 at 4:13 p.m. 0 comments
People who suffer from burnout often feel fatigued, sapped emotionally and tired just doing the day to day grind. Tempers can get a little short or a reaction may seem like an overreaction to a small incident. You might see someone who is much less productive than they were before, or exhibit a more “I don’t care” attitude.
'Our Single Greatest National Challenge'
Posted 10/31/2010 at 3:44 p.m. 0 comments
There’s a significant issue that plagues our great nation, yet it gets relatively little political attention—education at inner-city schools. In a country as great as ours, it’s inexcusable that only five out of thirty kids will show up to their English class on a Friday afternoon at West Philadelphia High School. Where's the political will to do something?
Positive Superintendent-Board Relationship Starts Now!
Posted 10/17/2010 at 11:20 a.m. 0 comments
What the School Board does now, can set the stage for future progress!
Recovering from a public 'meltdown'
Posted 8/12/2010 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments
Occasionally, people are going to suffer a public meltdown that will be amplified by a combination of media and internet. The funny thing about meltdowns is that they always attract attention, but can have very different implications.
Naples Airport Authority Needs Reform
Posted 8/9/2010 at 9:49 a.m. 0 comments
The NAA has made serious errors of judgment in proceeding with its largely secret plan to expand the runways to enable large regional commercial jets to use the Naples airport and two commissioners who's terms are ending should not be reappointed.
From the Great Lakes to the Southeast...back home to SWFL
Posted 10/26/2009 at 1:16 p.m. 0 comments
Sustainable Tour Across North America, from Naples to the Pacific Northwest, to the Midwest, to the Great Lakes, Southeast...and back to Florida.
Does Your Marketing Explain Exactly What Problem You Solve?
Posted 10/6/2009 at 3:19 p.m. 0 comments
eNewsletter expert puts it all in perspective for professional service providers
Larry Magel for City Council
Posted 9/17/2009 at 5:45 p.m. 1 comment
Welcome to this blog. I am running for election to the Marco Island City Council, and am very interested in what you, the voters on Marco Island, desire in your city government. I have developed a website http://www.magel4marco.com , you can read additional information about me, my position on some of the current issues, and thoughts on making city government more responsive to the citizens.
I believe my management experience in lean, cost effective operations and strong financial management are needed at this time in Marco’s history. I have been involved in numerous governmental committees serving the citizens on Marco and Collier County. My campaign theme is “ An Independent Voice – For A Change”, and if elected will work to represent the citizens of Marco balancing your requirements for services with the realities of the economy in these difficult financial times.
Please let me have your thoughts
From Estero to Africa and Back Again
Posted 8/26/2009 at 12:14 p.m. 0 comments
I chastised myself for worrying about Ghanaians holding their own on the world stage as I eavesdropped on the two very astute Ghanaian nationals giving my fellow Americans a real run. I already appreciate how good we Americans are in these matters. I felt pride, too for the Ghanaians so up to the challenge. These people are important to me now, too.
Reporting back from the Annual League of Cities Conference in Orlando
Posted 8/19/2009 at 4:39 p.m. 0 comments
Councilman Wayne Waldack, here, reporting back from Orlando, where the annual Florida League of Cities Conference was held.
An Impetus To Live
Posted 12/2/2008 at 1:17 p.m. 0 comments
Allow me to get off of the Pop Culture Pedestal for a second and retell one of the most moving and inspiring stories I've ever heard, from my drama professor Sid Homan. I hope that, upon reading it, you feel as ready to take on the world as I do.
Local Collier race ends with candidates tied!
Posted 11/4/2008 at 11:40 p.m. 0 comments
Officials with the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office determined Tuesday night that the 1,000 faulty ballots have white blemishes in the tracking area on the left-hand margin. This prevented the machines from scanning them properly.
Grab the long rod and hit the beach!
Posted 8/2/2007 at 3:56 p.m. 0 comments
The snook bite is going off on the beaches! The best time to get out there with a fly rod is at daybreak but the bite can last well into the heat of the afternoon if conditions are favorable. Look for the bait and cast on the fringes. There's no need to cast out very far; in fact, you shouldn't even have to get your feet wet as long as the tides rollin' in!
Take second round with grain of salt, especially on the greens
Posted 2/25/2007 at 11:41 a.m. 0 comments
I kind of worked it out the last 25 holes were just really as good as I can play, I think. I’m still making mental errors because it’s my first tournament since September.
Mickey and rites of passage
Posted 9/22/2006 at 12:56 p.m. 0 comments
One of the rites of passages of coming to Florida—at least in my eyes—is going to Disney World. I mean, how can you pass it up? It’s only a few hours down the road. I also have a girlfriend, who is a little too obsessed with Ariel for a 24 year old, who begged me to go.
Have you heard the one about the man who died and went to heaven?
Posted 8/24/2006 at 12:22 p.m. 0 comments
Have you heard the one about the man who died and went to heaven? As he approached the pearly white gates of glory, Saint Peter welcomed him to heaven and asked him where he was from. “Marco Island,” the man replied.
“Oh,” said Saint Peter, “You might not like it here.”
Posted 10/24/2005 at 9:03 a.m. 0 comments
Fire alarms were tripped throughout the morning due to losses in power. Evacuees were already standing in lines that stretched the entire length of the concourse waiting for their breakfast, fruit and struedel, when an automated message blared over the loudspeakers at 7:58 a.m. telling them to report to the nearest exit.