Editor's note: This column was first published March 17, 2014. Sometimes you have to be proud of your community. This is one of those times. The amazing part is not so much what's there — which is a bunch of stuff. It's amazing because it exists. In Tallahassee. Some of us came here 40, 50 years ago, when there wasn't much to Tallahassee. Oh, we had natural beauty, good universities and great people. But what did we have for parks or buildings or sophisticated amenities?
I was born Aug. 16, 1951 at an Air Force base in Nagoya, Japan. My father was a career Air Force master sergeant who spent 26 years in the Air Force and then spent 10 years working for the federal civil service. My mother was a civil service clerk typist who rose to become a top-level procurement supervisor in the federal government.
Here we go again. As has happened numerous times in the past, a proposal has been made to move the Florida capital from Tallahassee – where it has been since 1824. The claim, as always, is Tallahassee, located in north Florida, is too remote to conveniently serve Florida legislators and citizens. Last week, Florida Rep. Bill Hager, R-Delray Beach, submitted a bill to move the capital to the Orlando area.
@fineout You're saying military wants payday loans easily available-- which is tantamount to saying military personnel don't get paid well enough to meet monthly bills? Billions for defense but pennies for soldiers!
@EricLuallen The ol' lineman from Tampa Jesuit is looking pretty good, too. It's been my observation that offensive linemen, more so than defensive linemen, shed their football weight better as they grow older.
Bad sports fans criticize on basis motivation. Their team lost b/c: "They weren't ready to play," "They didn't take opponent seriously," "They weren't focused." Fans would be furious if criticized bad day at work by accusations they weren't ready, focused or took it seriously
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