Best experience on food deliveries a surprise

When the COVID period began, I decided to try getting groceries delivered. This wasn’t new to me—I’d experienced it many years ago. Continue reading “Best experience on food deliveries a surprise”

The Yogi Doc may just be an option to deal with lockdown and other stressors

Most of us share a level of frustration related to the COVID lockdown and from stressors that have nothing to do with physical illness. Some people choose to self-medicate, often with harmful substances. Others turn to spiritual and/or physical activities. Danni Thompson, an investment advisor living in North Florida, has like many of us seen her share of stress. Instead of yielding to misery, Danni chose what poets might call a path of light, and she now wears another title in addition to wife, mom, and career woman. She is ‘The Yogi doc’ who founded her Divine Yoga. Continue reading “The Yogi Doc may just be an option to deal with lockdown and other stressors”

Florida filmmaker strikes again as latest heads to Canada festival

Filmmaker F. C. Rabbath is on a roll. Less than a year ago one of his films was picked up by Gravitas Ventures. Rabbath just learned his latest film was selected by the Montreal Independent Film Festival. The Florida-based filmmaker wasted no time in wrapping one film and beginning the next. (Article continues after film trailer.)
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Bastiat Jax tackles civil discourse on social media as debates heat up ahead of election

Civil discourse is up front and center as debates on social media, and censorship of same, heat up ahead of the US presidential election in November. It’s common for people to praise or criticize candidates, but for many of us, discourse would be beneficial if it delved into matters like philosophy and policy. As someone whose career focuses on the arts, particularly filmmaking, Jared Rush who founded Third Man Entertainment was a perfect choice for speaker at the virtual meeting the Bastiat chapter in Jacksonville held on August 12.

What many of us are now seeing on sites like Facebook doesn’t just have to do with what you post—now criticism is directed at what you don’t post. How do we make sense of all this? Continue reading “Bastiat Jax tackles civil discourse on social media as debates heat up ahead of election”

At Hemming Park, JFK plaque sparked awareness of how times change

I’d never noticed it somehow—the plaque dedicated to the late John F. Kennedy at Hemming Park in Jacksonville, FL. Wandering around, taking in sights and sounds around me, I stopped to snap a photo and contemplate what the plaque meant. I had no idea JFK had delivered a speech at Hemming Park on October 18, 1960. Continue reading “At Hemming Park, JFK plaque sparked awareness of how times change”