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Passing Parade: The Greatest Generation

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist At the end of May, the New York Historical Society will celebrate President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Jan. 6, 1941, Four Freedoms speech to Congress, which was given as a reason to enter into the war. Right now, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Ma., has organized a traveling exhibition, entitled “Enduring ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms,” to exhibit the four Freedoms images. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Rockwell’s indelible works, Smithsonian, the magazine, will also celebrate with its own showings. A Big…

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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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