Links from the Times for Dec. 6: Zora Neale Hurston; Soldier's surprise reunion; All Children's Hospital
From Floridian: Soldier's surprise reunion with his kids
Sgt. First Class Michael Spaulding left for Afghanistan in June for a year-long tour with the C Company 4/23 5th Striker Brigade, US Army out of Fort Lewis, Washington. His three children expected him back for a two-week leave in March but the dates got pushed up and his wife Tammy kept the secret so he could surprise them at school in September. See photos from Spaulding's surprise visit with his kids.
All Children's Hospital: See an interactive report of the hospital's new home.From Floridian, Nov. 29: More about Zora Neale Hurston
In today's Sunday Journal, writer Claire Brantley recounts her pilgrimage to the grave of Zora Neale Hurston, a quest she was motivated to make after reading the essay Looking for Zora by Alice Walker.
For further reading: A Tampa Bay area filmmaker spent years in her own quest studying Zora. Jeff Klinkenberg first wrote in 2008 about Kristy Andersen, who produced the PBS documentary, Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun.