On a recent visit to Busch Gardens, I looked up at the new 300-foot thrill ride, thought about plunging from that dizzying height at 60 mph and drew an instant conclusion:
I will never ride Falcon's Fury. Not if you paid me.
It made me wonder, can I be that decisive about other possibilities? The answer is yes . . .
I'll never forget the genuine enthusiasm of Jessica Muroff and Mike Griffin when they helped launch Emerge Tampa 10 years ago. Emerge celebrates the anniversary aboard the Yacht StarShip at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. tampachamber.com . . .
I'll never stop loving the deviled crab at Brocato's Sandwich Shop . . .
I'll never support school vouchers . . .
I'll never try to undermine the public education system . . .
I'll never like yard work . . .
I'll never understand if the University of South Florida fails to offer University of Tampa baseball coach Joe Urso a job . . .
I'll never make excuses for people, especially African-Americans, who don't vote . . .
I'll never be a vegan . . .
I'll never believe the "stand your ground" law, in its current form, is necessary . . .
I'll never win the lottery . . .
I'll never condone Donald Sterling being an NBA owner . . .
I'll never compare playing in the NBA with being a slave . . .
I'll never end my search for wisdom on bumper stickers . . .
I'll never question the baseball genius of Rays manager Joe Maddon . . .
I'll never cease to be amazed by the spectacular sunsets on our Pinellas beaches . . .
I'll never stop appreciating the sacrifices by our military men and women, especially this day.
That's all I'm saying.