The folly of New Year’s resolutions

If you’re like most Americans, you spent some time coming up with resolutions to kick off 2016. And you’ve already failed at them. Whoops!

Now sure, you might be telling yourself that you haven’t failed, exactly, not yet anyway, that you’re going to get right back on them and everything will be fine. Just like every year, right?

But don’t despair. Let me tell you why it’s not your fault. Continue reading

Florida’s growing immigration question

Florida is a diverse land, full of people from nations across the Earth. But my home state is grappling currently with what some are calling an illegal immigration problem, while others say those people are sorely misguided.

Yes, a war is being waged over the contentious issue of water lettuce.

I never thought I’d have to say that again. Continue reading

This Is Snow Joke

It snowed last night.

This is in Denver. I am from Florida. I have never lived in snow before. Before now, snow was like crime, something that only happened to other people.

I have visited snow before, spending some time in Boston on trips during February, and one crazy week in Minnesota around New Year’s, where the snow was probably two feet deep. But those trips were like visiting a prison. It was weird and scary, but you have guides to keep you safe and in short time you leave and it is gone forever. Now I live in that prison. We are all victims of the consequences of our choices. Continue reading