ORLANDO — They stood on the second-floor balcony of his townhouse, staring over the chain-link fence, into the parking lot of what's left of Pulse nightclub.
ST. PETERSBURG — After the transplant team finished its rounds, after nurses checked her oxygen level and a doctor came to say: Yes, she would have to have surgery again today, Maddie Price asked her mom to hand her the paisley drawstring bag hanging in her hospital room.
Sara Ann Butler puts on her '80s-style headband and tries to curl her stiff fingers around the neck of a bass guitar.
By LANE DeGREGORY | Times Staff Writer
His pregnant patient was progressing slowly at home. So the doctor told her to head to the hospital. He would meet her there.
I read a lot of paperback thrillers, especially in the summer. Sometimes I think it's because of something in my DNA.
We watched our yellow labrador, Hendrix, die in slow motion.
Travelers stream from the covered asphalt lots to the main terminal, fussing with their luggage and monitoring check-in times on their iPhones, hardly noticing the two men.
ORLANDO — Matt Casler didn't recognize his neighborhood as he drove home last Sunday morning.
TAMPA — The graduates sat in the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, listening to the sounds of rolling thunder, crying infants and their principal's words bounce off the metal rafters.
ORLANDO — The drag queen dressed in all black. For mourning. She stepped onto the stage in her long-sleeved gown, towering in her sequined heels.
She wasn't sure, with the rain and all, how many kids would come by. She couldn't sit out on the porch and call them over. It was still too wet.
It's maddening. One state has too much moisture. Another too little.
Maria Isabel Carabano watches from the stands as her husband, Juan Guerra, helplessly paces the sideline during the Rowdies' season opener. His mood gets darker with every tick of the game clock.
A couple of years ago, a real estate blog called Estately announced that, according to its highly scientific calculations, the scariest state in the union is Florida.
HIROSHIMA, Japan — Reminders come, if she lets them, as Leslie Wier walks to school.
I watched from the second-to-last basement stair, which was covered in the original short-pile marigold carpet from 1959.
JUNE 1969. Just days before Dad left for a second combat tour in Vietnam, Mama bought him a black leather Bible. Last year, I found it packed away in a box labeled "memories." Still crisp, only a single passage had been marked. As my finger traced familiar words, it all came rushing back; his deep voice from the …
ST. PETERSBURG — All afternoon, they streamed into Alberta's home. Students and professors, kids from the church down the street. A yoga teacher. A tennis pro. Friends from the dog training club.
Chad Marsh wraps a wooden bracelet of Catholic saints in his callused hands. One at a time, he holds each saint between his thumb and index finger and whispers a short prayer. After the 12th, he kisses the bracelet, crosses himself and places it on the post of a pullup bar in Vinoy Park.
Some people want to teach, or coach, or wear a suit and make important decisions. I wanted nothing more from my professional career than to be known as a newspaper guy. I couldn't imagine doing anything else.