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Employment matters: Trends and Economics

Since early February, I’ve been offering job seeking advice to the locals slated to graduate from college, no matter if they attended a tech/trade school or a four your university. Topics have ranged from the current job market to online personas. Now that spring break has come and gone, we’re entering the homestretch to graduation, so we gotta buckle down and finish the rest of the lessons before you all walk across the stage. Trends: I kind of alluded to this in an earlier article, but you need to know…

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From the sunny side… Lima Beans

Today is Lima Bean Respect Day. I bet most of y’all (I love the way I can say “y’all” and no one think it’s odd. If I worked at a big city newspaper up north, I probably would not be able to say “y’all” with impunity) didn’t know that. Well, now you do. Today has not been a wasted day. I find that if I can learn something new every day, then no matter what else happens that day, the day was not a wasted day. I have always had…

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Passing Parade: FLORIDA The Forgotten State

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist It looks like there’s going to be a contest in Florida for a U.S. Senate seat. The seat is now occupied by Bill Nelson! What on earth has Bill Nelson contributed, for the sake of Florida, from that Senate seat? That question has never been far from my mind, that is, since about 2001. Bill Nelson has been present nearly 30 years in Washington. What impact has he made for Florida, or, for that matter, the Nation? His exploits in space, well, are interesting, but…

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Emerald’s Gem Box: Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

Matthew 22:34-40 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Instead of writing a column…

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