29 September

Folio Weekly Bite Club Review: Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza (9/27/11)

Tucked amidst the thicket of Olive Gardens, Chili’s and other ubiquitous, homogenized dining chains you’d expect off a major interstate, the River City Marketplace sports another ‘national brand’ that I suspect many Jacksonvillians may not know (but should) – Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza. Canadian-founded Boston’s has lived at RCM for almost three years, joining nearly […]

1 April

God really MUST be a Gator…

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GAINESVILLE, Fla.–As I peer out from the second-floor cubby farm at Library West on the University of Florida campus, I realize it’s 4 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. Only the really BIG geeks are tapping away on their keyboards and not out frolicking on the Plaza of the Americas, catching the RTS bus for the […]

13 March

Have Things Really Gotten This Bad In Our Public Schools?

Today, like most Sundays, I volunteered as a reader and board operator for the WJCT Radio Reading Service. I’m borderline-ashamed to admit it, but it’s usually the only time each week that I look at a printed, physical newspaper. That is, unless you count the Florida Times-Unions deposited in the break room at work, which […]

27 February

Just Say ‘No’ To Notifications

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As most of my regular readers probably have picked up on by now, I’m waging a war of attrition against the complexities of life in 2011. Like most wars, there are many battles — some bloodier than others. In this post, I’ll describe a skirmish that must be won, if we are to be free. […]

18 February

Looking Forward To Spring (And Not Falling Back)…

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You’d think on the first morning of a four-day weekend, I’d bury my head under the covers, deny the outside world, and be content outwitting my virtual foes at Words With Friends. Normally, those few-and-far-between days off go something like that. But spring was in the air this Friday morning … or, in the case […]

12 February

We Can All Learn Something From A Caregiver

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Normally I would complain to anyone who would listen about working on a near-perfect (meteorologically speaking) Saturday afternoon. After all, there’s running, cycling, patio drinks to be consumed and … well, let’s get real, those trips to Target for toilet paper and toothpaste. In my case today, I pulled on a purple Community Hospice polo […]

10 February

Three Dozen in the Oven … But I’m Not Done Yet (Just Slightly Toasty)

Wouldn’t you know I’d cook up a culinary analogy, just a few short hours after my Publix Apron’s cooking class, to recap my birthday? Those sugary desserts we whipped up tonight are still stirring within, and the ensuing sugar buzz has my keyboard threatening assault charges. The fingers are alive tonight. They feel like flying. […]

8 February

Facebook, You’ve Been Downsized…

It had been a long time coming. My on-again, off-again obsession with the unsolicited trivialities of 930-or-so “friends” finally got the best of me Sunday night. Delete? Click. Delete? Click. Times about a hundred twenty. Click click click! Those clicks might as well have been tears welling up in the imaginary face of Mark Zuckerberg. […]

31 January

Jaymagee.com is back … and he’s hungry…

Welcome, friends. After more than two years of dormancy and downright nothingness embodying this storied URL, Jaymagee.com has been set free. This time, it’s in the form of a WordPress.org blog site. For a few months, I’ve been carefully planning this comeback. I acknowledge that the world has changed dramatically since Jaymagee.com occupied center stage, […]