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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).
Vote for what’s left of Ned Ludd

Vote for what’s left of Ned Ludd

ILLUSTRATION: Josh Clark Finally, it’s over. We’ve been suffering through this endless presidential election for at least the past year and a half. A presidential election is something horrible that all good Americans must grimace and tolerate ever four years.…
THIS ‘N’ THAT: Warning! Crazy Man on Aisle 6

THIS ‘N’ THAT: Warning! Crazy Man on Aisle 6

Pringles put me over the top. It began as a pretty normal day. I was ambling down aisle 6 in the grocery store, headed to pick up a can of Pringles. Since they came out, Pringles have been among my…
Gone With The Wind” — Rated Zero Pipes

Gone With The Wind” — Rated Zero Pipes

When was the last time you saw anybody smoking a pipe? Admittedly, there are fewer smokers of any type than ever before. People are finally realizing that smoking is a disgusting habit and it does nobody any good. It’s disrupted…
THIS ‘N’ THAT: Raise The Sigils But Watch Out For Snakes

THIS ‘N’ THAT: Raise The Sigils But Watch Out For Snakes

illustration: josh clark “Game of Thrones” gives us more than a weekly dose of gratuitous sex and violence, including amazing ways people can kill each other. You may scoff, but the HBO smash hit is also a educational device. Thanks…
Back in the saddle again and happy trails to you

Back in the saddle again and happy trails to you

Not long ago, I was driving along U.S. Highway 441/27 when my inner redneck broke free and tuned the Sirius Radio to channel 59, which is Willie’s Roadhouse. I was expecting to hear Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, or even Willie…

Long Live the King! Long Live the King!

Unless you’ve been on Neptune for the past year or so, you realize this is a presidential election year. Nastiness has reached a new level this year, with each candidate trying to outdo all the others in slimy comments. In…
Two spaces or not two spaces; <em>that</em> is the question

Two spaces or not two spaces; that is the question

The world as we know it is being threatened by a vicious, insidious plot. One of the key underpinnings of our free society is under attack by a gang of thugs. Everything was going well until a few years ago…
THIS ‘N’ THAT: Let Me Fix Your Com-PUTE-or

THIS ‘N’ THAT: Let Me Fix Your Com-PUTE-or

Like many people in The Villages, I can remember the telephone as a much less-sophisticated instrument. The first phone I used was the kind where an operator said “Number please” when you picked up. Our telephone number didn’t have 10…
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