On Kayaking, Alabama and Roy Moore, Part 2

So, I was back in Alabama for a second canoe/kayak race weekend. Yup, the second race in the Alabama series takes place on the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River. I am going to try and avoid talking too much about Roy Moore this time. He is a loser and lost and...

6 reasons why Homer should stay put

Why are public officials waiting time talking about moving Homer, Red Grooms’ iconic sculpture? Come on guys, what about working on water challenges, school challenges, street repairs, crime, zoning rules, saving the Everglades? Here are a few reasons that the Marlins and the city/county can use as excuses to move on to more important issues.

We Need Creative Solutions to Solve Environmental Challenges

The same old “environmental solutions” are not good enough; and yet when entrepreneurs buck the system and do something interesting, different and bold there are always people doubting and obstructing. Don’t get me wrong. Doubting can be good, even obstructing some times. But make no mistake, leaving things up to the old guard is not good enough.

Remembering Wendell

Remembering Wendell

Sam Roberts wrote a lovely obituary in the New York Times for Wendell Castle. He quotes design guru Glen Adamson who said, “Wendell is the most important postwar American furniture designer, by a long shot.” Glen knows his stuff. He was the Executive Director of the...

On Kayaking, Alabama and Roy Moore

This past weekend I flew to Birmingham Alabama for my son’s first junior slalom kayak completion. Sam is a good kayaker; he has paddled since he was a toddler. I am canoeist. The main difference is that a kayaker’s paddle has two blades and a canoeist only has one. It’s much easier to paddle with two blades then one, but I suffered too many horse falls as a kid and my shoulders are not stable enough to use two blades. So, I paddle a canoe.

December 13th was George Lindemann Day in Miami Beach

December 13th was George Lindemann Day in Miami Beach

On December 13, we celebrated George Lindemann Day in Miami Beach – a thank you for my efforts over the last nine years on behalf of the Bass Museum. Not only did I officially get my 15 minutes of fame, but I received my City of Miami Beach Commission certificate and some very kind and eloquent words from Commissioner Rosen-Gonzalez.

Why are we seeing crocodiles where I live?

I have lived along the same stretch of Miami Beach for the last twenty years. Over the last several months there have been several spotting’s of salt water crocodiles in places where I never saw or heard them before—Fisher Island, Bay Point, South Pointe…

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