Articles & Short Stories

August 26, 2015

Author's Note: A shorter, editorial version of this article was published in The Gainesville Sun.

Meeting Sanibel Bear

            On a muggy, buggy August day about dawn, a Florida black bear stood up on its hind legs on the trail between Trout Creek and Flatwoods Park...

February 14, 2015

The Bucket Lists of Mountain Men



            They were from the “great generation” that lived through the Depression and won World War Two, but if my parents, Franklin and Zella Ohr, had a bucket list, they kept it a guarded secret....

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                                                            The Great Fire of 1963...

May 1, 2014

                                    A Wastrel in the Strawberry Fields



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Florida’s Wildcats



One of the most astonishing things happened during on an early morning in November 1966. Each hour 150,000 meteors showered the earth in a meteor storm. As a newly inducted private at Fort Knox, Kentucky, I stood in formation in the dark and witness...

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                                                Remembering Mitch...

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            Sometimes nature adventures aren’t what...

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