Good morning. It's Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Sorry I didn't blog on Friday. I had to finish a draft of a story running in the March Floridian and needed every working minute to do it.
New Florida is Indian Gasparilla parties.
Charlie Crist says he's never felt more at home politically than he does right now.
John Romano says you should be outraged. No — not about the Sarasota puppy named Gizmo that got covered with hot sauce. About this. I say we all should be outraged about ... THIS. Also this. And this.
And the Times' editorial board says repeal Stand Your Ground.
Something I learned over the weekend reading the New York Times? In 1924, when Hialeah Park — then known as the Miami Jockey Club — opened on land that had been drained along soggy reaches of the Everglades, a full-time snake catcher was hired to patrol the infield.
So many invasive species in the Sunshine State at some point you start to wonder what's what.
This here? This here is a pretty Florida quote: "We were just driving by, and there he was: a totally naked man; we couldn't believe it at first," said Francesca Ferrante, who had her mother in the car, headed to the St. Sophia Greek Festival in Miami.