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Final Thought: Stressbuster

Final Thought: Stressbuster

I’m finding ‘feel-good’ endorphins and a healthier me in ways I never imagined.  Extra work assignments from new projects were coming in (great for the company), yet it was causing a little anxiety, stress and self-talk concerns among me and…
The legend continues

The legend continues

A look at the people who have made our communities great. Many of us are legends in our own minds. But maybe we should be more mindful of the legitimate legends, past and present, in Lake and Sumter counties. We’re…
Final Thought: The grass is greener on the other side

Final Thought: The grass is greener on the other side

… but the skies were grayer on St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. A couple of years ago, I lived in Galway, Ireland, for five months during a study abroad program. During that time, I did a lot of traveling on the…
From the Publisher: History on parade

From the Publisher: History on parade

Before modern marvels, the homes of pioneers put Lake and Sumter on the map. The Parade of Homes has been a tradition in Lake and Sumter counties for many years—not since the late 19th century, but if the Home Builders…
This N’ That: QUIET!

This N’ That: QUIET!

Can’t a guy get a little peace around here? What is all that noise outside my office window? Landscapers blowing leaves. Sanitation workers sucking sewage from beneath the street. A semitrailer idling. Hammering from building renovations. Jackhammers breaking up concrete.…
This ‘N That: Journalism is dead

This ‘N That: Journalism is dead

These days, everybody thinks they’re a writer. Illustration: Megan Mericle Sad news today from the publishing world, where we’ve learned exclusively that journalism has died. Journalism, whose roots can be traced to the hieroglyphics of ancient Egyptians, had its breakout…
Bring it on home!

Bring it on home!

Top Realtors in Lake and Sumter are a driving force. Any homeowner knows the pitfalls of buying or selling a house. Fortunately, Lake and Sumter counties are loaded with a vast roster of hardworking Realtors who can help first-time buyers…
Carpet-cleaning sweethearts

Carpet-cleaning sweethearts

Remembering an endearing moment from a past Valentine’s Day. To this day, I can’t help but flash a smile when I pass a Stanley Steamer location, see one of their yellow vans with black lettering or watch a TV commercial…
This ‘N That: Give up already

This ‘N That: Give up already

You’re not kidding anybody with those fake New Year’s resolutions. Happy New Year! New year, new you! Get excited! Get healthy! So much is going to change this year! You’re going to do everything you ever wanted and become the…
Does age matter?

Does age matter?

Yes, if you’re a young professional kicking butt in business. Age is a funny thing. It can sneak up on you quietly or it can fall on you like a ton of bricks. Think of the many expressions that apply…
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