Fifty years ago, plans for Marco Polo Park were announced, a theme park to rival Disney's. It was an epic flop. Mark Lane @othermarklane
One of the less rewarding summer jobs I’ve held – monetarily and spiritually — was with the grounds crew of Marco Polo Park.When you’re a ditch digger, people don’t much notice whether you’re an excellent ditch digger or bad ditch digger.
The second season starts for the Daytona Tortugas and the counter resets. Mark Lane @othermarklane
The Daytona Tortugas spent the past several weeks bouncing around first, second and third place in the Florida State League North, swapping places with two other closely matched teams.That made the last games played between the rainouts nail-biters.But that ended with a heartbreaking loss Tuesday that took our terrifying testudines out of contention.
I’m not genetically optimized for a summer paradise, but now is kind of a golden age of sun protection
Mark Lane @othermarklane
This week marks the official, by-the-calendar start of summer.I know, this is Florida. It’s been kinda summer since Easter. It’s been parents’ summer since May 26, when school let out. It’s been sartorial summer since Memorial Day. (White shoes! Seersucker!)
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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