Density is our destiny

(This was originally published in The Sun in the spring of 2015, but it seems especially relevant today given the … More

Only kidding Gainesville

A lot of folks like to think of Gainesville as being a progressive university community. But, really, we’re a typical … More

The art of climate change

Ange can’t sleep.  She tosses and turns and worries. About her daughter Lily’s grim future. About the dead chicks they … More

The spinx and the water

ST. PETERSBURG: This is a city of grand palaces and colorful onion-domed Russian Orthodox churches, of giant mosques and fortresses … More

On the smell of money

And then there was the time Gov. Claude Kirk went to Perry for a little flesh-pressing and back-slapping.  Perry being … More

Oh Florida!

(I wrote this review of Lauren Groff’s collection of short stories, “Florida” for the Gainesville Sun.) Lauren Groff disdains quotation … More