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Jimmy John’s Delivery Drivers, Cyclists Are Danger to Public Safety

— Last night, I was driving on University Avenue about 6:30 p.m. to watch the UF basketball game against Southern Texas. As I was passing the campus on my left, a Jimmy John’s delivery bicyclist cut right in front of my [...]

December 13, 2014 Business, Reflections

Waldo Speed Trap: Law Firm Preparing Class-Action Lawsuit Against City

Since I first received a speeding ticket in Waldo, Florida, and wrote about the shady practices of its police force last year, a lot has happened. Five officers told the Waldo City Council in August that police Chief Mike Szabo [...]

October 17, 2014 Reflections

I Know What I Saw, Hofbrauhaus

Earlier this month, the Telegraph newspaper and some blogs followed up on a video I made from my summer trip to Germany. It shows a server at the famed Hofbrauhaus beer hall telling an Asian customer that she can’t sit [...]

September 27, 2014 Business, Reflections, Travel & Culture

Korean War Vet Duane Dewey Got a Medal of Honor for Doing What?!

  Last Veterans Day, in 2013, I attended Alachua County’s ceremony for our Armed Forces. The community has the privilege of being home to one of the 79 living recipients of the Medal of Honor, Marine Cpl. Duane Dewey, of Hawthorne, Fla. [...]

August 17, 2014 History, Reflections

My Tweet that Blew Up on Twitter (for Reasons Unknown)

— Just when you think you understand Twitter… I recently made a post that mysteriously set what I figure is a personal record for retweets and favorites (since, in this 21st century world, such things are important):  “I don’t want to [...]

August 16, 2014 Journalism/Communications, Reflections, Tech

Three Years Ago, I Should Have Died

Traffic moves slowly on Interstate 20 after my truck rolled twice across all four lanes before resting in the median. — It’s been more than three years since I took a tumble across all four lanes of Interstate 20 during rush-hour traffic in [...]

August 12, 2014 Reflections