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Life is Heald: I think I finally found the gym for me, as long as they don't have anchovies
Published 04/18/2014 at 2:54 p.m.
When last we gathered, we were discussing the "wussification of America," both a book by David A. Stewart and a concept that the backbone of our country is turning to jelly.
Life is Heald: The little plastic sports dude said, 'You came, you saw, you showed up...bring on the bling!'
Published 04/02/2014 at 11:50 a.m.
I looked up the definition of "trophy" and it said "a token or evidence of victory, valor, skill, etc." It also said a "representation of objects associated with or symbolic of victory or achievement."
Life is Heald: Pulling weeds in the Garden of Eden and hoping to bring tuition to fruition
Published 03/12/2014 at 2:24 p.m.
OK, as I've mentioned many times previously, I will have three kids in college beginning this fall. At press time, readers' contributions to the "Life is Heald" college fund have just surpassed the total net worth of Whoville.
Life is Heald: I've never been to Arkansas, but I've been told by myself that it's wonderful
Published 02/26/2014 at 11:34 a.m.
A long time ago, I had a job interview with the IRS. It sounded kind of promising, so I had lunch with an old friend to bounce it off of him.
Life is Heald: Part Two: Revenge is a dish best served in bed...when the bed is a sleeper sofa
Published 02/12/2014 at 1:24 p.m.
To review: All sleeper sofas are just eviction notices for overnight guests. Except Castro Convertible ones (read part one). It's 1980-something and I've driven to Miami from Naples with a friend to deliver a Castro Convertible sleeper sofa.
Life is Heald: This just in! Innkeeper had sleeper sofa, but Mary and Joseph wisely chose barn instead
Published 01/29/2014 at 12:14 p.m.
The one thing most folks agree on regarding sleeper sofas is that they hate them. Why? Because they suck. Pardon my bluntness, but if you've ever slept on one, let's see a show of hands for those that got up ...
Life is Heald: Thirty-second spasms of pain relieved by magic button, as seen on TV
Published 01/15/2014 at 12:28 p.m.
My Florida Gators concocted a crippling case of Swamp Fever this fall and things did not go greatly on the gridiron.
Life is Heald: Merry Christmas, but I cannot tell a lie, I have nothing for you
Published 12/18/2013 at 11 a.m.
When I saw this column was coming out right before Christmas, I thought it would be a great time to tell a Christmas story. Then I realized I don't have a Christmas story. Not a single "Ralphie" in all my ...
Life is Heald: Captain's log: Over the river and through the woods
Published 12/04/2013 at noon
Kevin took his family to Georgia for Thanksgiving and apparently forgot to write a column, so he sent us his travel log instead. Oh, and at some point, he apparently became captain of the Starship Enterprise.
Life is Heald: A cavity search finds water the root canal of all evil
Updated 11/21/2013 at 2:16 p.m.
I grew up in the Country Club of Naples. My father still lives in my childhood home, despite my repeated warnings that any day now, when this "Life is Heald" stuff explodes, he's gonna be calling the folks at Graceland ...
Now, Maybe, Finally: If you've got a speech coming up, be sure to prepare for voice and tone
Published 04/16/2014 at 12:24 p.m.
When getting ready to make a presentation, some simple precautions will help ensure that your voice is operating at peak performance.
Class Notes: Graduating seniors share their joys, frustrations with top school administrators
Published 04/15/2014 at 5:03 p.m.
In the business world we call them "exit interviews," visits with employees who are leaving for whatever reason. The feedback received gives us a chance to find ways to improve what we do in some way.
Maurice on Books: Donna Tartt's 'Goldfinch' a must-read for summer
Published 04/15/2014 at 4:40 p.m.
"The Goldfinch," by Donna Tartt, is bound for glory. When this almost 800-page tome landed on my doorstep, I was filled with trepidation. I'd not read either of Tartt's two earlier novels. But I embraced this one immediately.
Follow the leaders: Immokalee Foundation students learn valuable lessons from local leaders
Published 04/15/2014 at 3:20 p.m.
Students of The Immokalee Foundation (TIF) gained valuable insight from local business leaders during the organization's third annual networking reception at the Hilton Naples.
Around Town: Model railroad enthusiasts propose idea for abandoned east Collier flea market
Published 04/15/2014 at 2 p.m.
Many of you may remember when a developer had an idea to build an exciting new concept for a flea market on U.S. 41 East, a few miles east of the County Road 951 and U.S. 41 intersection, but before ...
The View From Planet Kerth: Spring, when the wind whispers: "What next? What next?"
Published 04/14/2014 at 1:32 p.m.
It is spring. Today the windows are open and the wind whispers through the screens, setting the drapes all a-dance.
Money $marts: Climate change charade
Published 04/09/2014 at 3:39 p.m.
Charade: pretense, farce, sham, fake, travesty, imitation, simulation, make believe.
Heart to Heart: An inward practice to bring peace and empowerment
Published 04/09/2014 at 3:35 p.m.
Dear Laurie, I'm interested in learning mindful distress practices to do at home. What are some practices to stay peaceful and grounded? Do you think an inward practice will be helpful?
What's Up in Ave Maria: Shakespeare performers set to grow from one stage to the next
Updated 04/08/2014 at 1:58 p.m.
Now arrives what I consider the prime time of the year in Ave Maria, when the talented students of the Shakespeare in Performance group give multiple performances of a Shakespeare play, which this time around is "What You Will."
A Fire Commissioner's Perspective: Change is in the air with consolidation fever in full bloom
Published 04/07/2014 at 6:10 p.m.
Seven years of prolonged recession and sluggish recovery have resulted in changes within our emergency services delivery system. Changes that have been talked about since 1986.
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