Yes, sidewalks matter

Lately I’ve been thinking about Gainesville’s sidewalks. (And before you say it, yes I do have a life.) On my…

Diplomacy GNV style

Listen. If you haven’t been to City Hall recently you really ought to drop by. Out on the front lawn…

What’s going on here?

I was out and about this morning taking a lot of photos for a forthcoming blog about the atrocious state…

Ron’s magical mystery tour

You’ve been to Orlando to see the Big Mouse. Check. And you consumed an industrial-sized tropical drink in a neon…

Our best kept secrets

This is something I wrote some time back. But since we’re getting into summer and some of us may still…

Councille Blye’s Coventry

I this wrote some years ago about a man who started out being just another news interview subject and ended…

Why the buffalo roam

It’s true that the buffalo don’t have much room to roam on Paynes Prairie. But imagine how cramped their distant…

Invisibles ride among us

Remember Granny? Rose McDonald was a beloved figure among Gainesville’s downtown street person community. Everybody seemed to know and like…

Cars, cows and trees

I originally wrote this piece several years ago for The Sun. Oddly, with a bit of updating it seems as…