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Fred Hilton

Fred Hilton spent thirty-six years as the chief public relations officer/spokesman for James Madison University in Virginia and ten years prior as a reporter and editor for The Roanoke Times in Roanoke, Virginia. He is now happily retired in The Villages with his interior designer wife, Leta, their Cadillac Escalade golf cart, and their dog, Paris. (Yes, that makes her Paris Hilton).
Superman’s Kryptonite 

Superman’s Kryptonite 

Deposit 25 cents for another three minutes, please.  The cellphone is a wondrous invention. You’re not bound by wires or outlets anymore. You can call anybody, anyplace, anytime. You can phone home or your bookie from the back nine, the…
54-40 or Kermit! Tippecanoe and Mickey, too! 

54-40 or Kermit! Tippecanoe and Mickey, too! 

Political candidates that may be a little more to America’s liking. It has become abundantly clear that Americans don’t like their elected officials. Lots of people dislike the current president. Lots of people disliked the last president. And the one…
Forget about Aristotle—study Johnny Cash 

Forget about Aristotle—study Johnny Cash 

Today’s great philosophers can be found among the country singers and their storied lyrics.. In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ll confess: I was a philosophy major in college. It was less of an academic decision and more of a…
Facebook: How to waste time and be immortal

Facebook: How to waste time and be immortal

It is so petty, yet I cannot look away! This is a combination thank-you note/shout out to Mark Zuckerberg. Unless you’re just waking up from a 15-year nap, you know all about Mark. He’s the boy genius who created Facebook.…
Hooray! Hooray! First of May!

Hooray! Hooray! First of May!

From May Day to Stars Wars, it’s a month for celebrating.  Story: Fred Hilton You can make a strong argument that May is the best month of them all. First, it has the shortest name. It’s only three letters long.…

Hello, long time no sniff

Dear Oscar M., How are you? We really miss you since you and your Persons moved out of the neighborhood. All of us were talking about you the other day when we took our Persons out for a walk and…
Nurse! Sponges and a Churchkey, Stat! 

Nurse! Sponges and a Churchkey, Stat! 

Not long ago and not by choice, I spent a few days in the hospital. As hospital stays go, it wasn’t bad. During one of the many once-overs by medical staff, a young nurse was poking my side and asking…
Straight A’s for the A Team

Straight A’s for the A Team

When I was a kid, I constantly griped about having ride a stinky bus full of even stinkier kids to school. The whine hardly left my mouth until someone from the older generation told me of how easy I had…
No Golf, Smoking or Saturday Crossword Puzzle

No Golf, Smoking or Saturday Crossword Puzzle

Story: Fred Hilton  It’s January. Maybe not the best month in the year but it’s certainly the first. Several extremely important things take place in January. In order of significance, they are: my birthday, the Super Bowl. Many of us…

Deck the Halls With Buddy Holly

Writer: Fred Hilton ‘Tis the season to be jolly and all that stuff. This time of year we are bombarded with songs of the holidays. They surround us. They’re in the malls, on Main Street, on TV, and on the…
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