Earlier this week, Ranger Ed and I did happy hour at The Grand Cafe on Duval with two visitors who’d never been to Key West. They were winding…

Euthanasia: n. 1. An easy and painless death. 2. Act or method of causing death painlessly, to end suffering. (Webster’s New World Dictionary)

Euthanasia: n. 1. An easy and painless death. 2. Act or method of causing death painlessly, to end suffering. (Webster’s New World Dictionary)

Do you know that moment when something sweet hits your taste buds and a smile instantly spreads across your face? It’s almost magic to some. T…

Our wonderful climate brings both benefits and burdens to your Florida Keys herb garden. We can grow so many herbs throughout the year, but th…

There is this image in popular culture of prehistoric people. They’re portrayed as strong fighters with heavily muscled bodies using weapons t…

Disney World’s Key West is not Key West. Though I understand how first-time visitors might find that confusing. Especially if they’ve tripped …

Several years ago I got a Pottery Barn catalog in the mail. On the cover was a living room with white upholstered furniture with pink accent p…

When you are hungry and searching for something filling, juicy and rich, turning to your pantry for on-hand ingredients can make dinner a bree…

“Wood’s Wall” is the second Mac Travis book that I have reviewed for this column. The author, Steven Becker, rabidly enjoys anything associate…

I ran across a photography book called “Meetings with Remarkable Trees” by Thomas Pakenham that I opened to a page on the amazing ginkgo tree.…

Halfway through the year, resolutions made in January have mostly faded away. There are as many excuses to avoid living healthy as there are p…

In Key West, three things come at a premium when you’re buying a home: An X flood zone, which until Oct. 1, had meant your house wasn’t as lik…

I was bringing my turtles in for the night yesterday as I do every day. When I picked up one of the turtles from the deep grass, a large scorp…

Hurricane Ida recently flooded the basements and subways of New York City. Why wasn’t the water handled by the usual sewage systems? In our ec…

This is the 960th column that I have written for the Key West Garden Club and published in the Key West Citizen. That is 18 years and three mo…

My neighbor sold his house and was moving away. He wanted to sell his 2014 Jeep Cherokee and said I should buy it. I was driving a 2006 Honda …

In the way-back I lived in a place where the first question asked of a newcomer was: “Why in the world would you move here?” Eight words, each…

My daughter wants to get a pet but she is terribly allergic to dogs and cats. Her pediatrician told me to get her some fish, an iguana or a tu…

With a return to busy fall routines, it can be challenging for many families to find the time to sit down at the table for nutritious meals.

Look, I get it. There are way more important things to write about than the 600 or so words about to follow. But, darn it, you know it’s true.…

I have been getting a lot of questions about the drug Ivermectin. Ivermectin, an anti-parasite drug belonging to the avermectin family of medi…