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An ode to Hayden Brumbeloe

I never met Hayden Brumbeloe, but I like the cadence of his name.   He grew up in a working-class town not far from Abilene, Texas under a hot dry sun in a land most often noted for the way it was depicted in the classic film The Last Picture Show.    


Five Million and Counting

The president is not smart enough to wreak  havoc without the help of his Executive Office advisors and the re-election campaign team responsible for producing the smear campaigns that will now escalate with Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris as his running mate. 


Coronavirus Pandemic, Month Six

The absence of executive leadership to champion a plan to contain the coronavirus pandemic has cost this country dearly. As I write today, the Center for Disease Controls (CDC) reports 133,666 deaths, with 3,173,212 infected, a number that is up today by 66,281 new cases over yesterday. States with governors who took the CDC’s guidance on a phased, data-based approach to opening the economy back up have fared significantly better than states with governors who did not use data and opened their states early. 


Artist Mira Lehr is Confronting Climate Armageddon

“The time to act is now. We must start referring to this perilous issue as what it really is: Climate Armageddon,” says Mira Lehr. 

At the age of 85 and with a career that spans six decades, Lehr is creating more new art now than at any other point in her life - with a heightened sense of urgency.


Life on the Indian River Lagoon

The key to understanding people and the world around us begins with education. One way to learn about the world is by developing a love of books. Each month, we profile a library. Large, small, urban, rural, post-modern, quaint or neo-classic; do you have a library that you love? Tell us about it. This month, Patricia Vaccarino writes about the Indian River County Library in Vero Beach, Florida.