Come October my up-North friends with an eye on the coming winter calendar ramp up the “how y’all doing there in Key West” calls and texts. Th…

October is Merlot Month. Before you yawn, consider this: merlot was ascendant in the domestic wine market prior to the 2004 movie “Sideways.” …

The Napa Valley is on fire. The worldwide symbol of fine wine in America has been burning for more than a week. The so-called Glass fire is th…

I guess we’re all suckers when we run across books set in our old stomping grounds, and I’m no exception, especially when the author seems to …

Dr. Dr. Doug,I saw the article you wrote in the Key West Citizen about the dangers of cigarette butts. Thank you for writing that. I am embarr…

Landscapers arrived this week to give the final blow to the last two limbs of my beloved Jamaica dogwood tree. Now there is nothing left but a…

I guess we’re all suckers when we run across books set in our old stomping grounds, and I’m no exception, especially when the author seems to …

Dr. Dr. Doug,I saw the article you wrote in the Key West Citizen about the dangers of cigarette butts. Thank you for writing that. I am embarr…

Landscapers arrived this week to give the final blow to the last two limbs of my beloved Jamaica dogwood tree. Now there is nothing left but a…

In addition to the top wine (2015 Tom Eddy Greeg Vineyard cabernet sauvignon) and winery (Akash Winery, Temecula) the 13th annual Sommelier Ch…

Of all of Agatha Christie’s novels, the one most often adapted has been “And Then There Were None.” As I began writing this column, I found my…

With so many people working from home, a home office, or a small work space at one end of a room, has become an important consideration.

Vibrant scarlet clusters of tiny tubular blooms grow 4 to 6 inches in diameter on Ixora coccinea. Each tubular bloom has four petals, and bloo…

Sometimes it can be tough to do the right thing. This morning I was walking my dogs and came across a pile of cigarette butts on the side of t…

Since the Industrial Revolution humans have messed with the planet’s environment in a battle fought with the healing powers of plants as the o…

Stopped by a friend’s house early Tuesday morning to pick up a bag of fresh okra after the bi-weekly vet visit for Sarah the Cat 2. Pulled up …

“You can only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” This little slip of paper, found in a fortune cookie, is taped to my compute…

The first thing I learned about Spanish moss is that it has many slightly different species and just as many Latin names: Tillandsia, Renealmi…

Key West is six months into this COVID-19 thing and we might be getting the hang of it. I feel pretty optimistic, sitting here on the front po…

Our world is filled with sounds. Some are so much a part of our lives that we don’t hear them. Others alarm us to danger, such as the occasion…