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Feb 24, 2021

Wendy Victora Rudman: Silver lining in wearing mask

I was raised on a steady diet of platitudes. The early bird gets the worm. Every cloud has a silver lining. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Like so many things I told my children, phrases like these become meaningless – perhaps because they are said so often.

Feb 23, 2021

Letter: Trump faced unfair criticism

In the Feb. 4-10 paper, you had a column by Rich Lowry, “Free speech for me, but not for you.” The column was very good, but Mr. Lowry has a very short memory.

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Feb 22, 2021

Brian Out Loud

Name that bridge. It just sounds more fun than name that tune doesn’t it?

I think so. I hope you do as well.

Feb 19, 2021

Guest Opinion: City manager shares ‘community success story’

Exciting news for Tiger Point Golf Course! The City of Gulf Breeze has approved a purchase and sale agreement with Capstone Golf II LLC for the 18-hole east golf course and with Scott Zepp for the clubhouse and adjacent holes 10 and 18 of the old west golf course.

Following a due diligence period, closing is scheduled for late February.

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Feb 17, 2021

Wise Words: Appreciate every step you take

It’s been three years since I took a careless step into a puddle of water at an athletic event and tore my hamstring muscles.

I remember slowly doing something like the splits and feeling a tearing motion so visceral that I could almost visualize what was happening under the skin.

Feb 16, 2021

Reptiles and amphibians rarely seen but are still around in winter months

The covers feel really great on cold February mornings, especially when it is time to get up and go.

Warm and secure, there is the impulse to remain in bed for an extended time and delay the thermal shock of the world beyond blankets and quilts. Most residents of the area however must rise and, hopefully, shine.

Feb 16, 2021

Letter: Want to change party affiliation? Here’s how

Want to change party affiliation? Here’s how

I recently sent this letter to our supervisor of elections.  I thought others might want to use it as a template.

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Feb 16, 2021

For God’s Sake: Becoming a new creation in Christ

A lifetime ago, I was the lead guitarist for a rock band.

When I admit this in church circles, it is met with a bemused look that says, “Really?” I will admit, I bear little resemblance to a “rocker” with my gray hair and conservative attire but put a guitar in my hands and my claim is quickly validated.

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Feb 16, 2021

Brian Out Loud

Ian Lockwood has been gone for 10 years, but the former Navarre Raider’s legacy remains alive and well.

I personally didn’t know Ian. I wasn’t working here when he was going through his difficult but brave battle with brain cancer.

Feb 16, 2021

Out and About

We all knew that new commissioner, James Calkins, is a proud supporter of former president Donald Trump, but we were amused to find out that the voicemail on his phone identifies him as Trump himself.

“Hi, this is Donald Trump,” it begins, with the last part of Trump’s last name swallowed by another message.