Karl Etters Tallahassee Democrat Published 10:52 AM EDT Jul 3, 2019 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For an hour and a half, Barry Rowles and his two fishing pals clung to a capsized 27-foot Proline. There was a point, as they bobbed in angry seas south of St. George Island – off the Florida Panhandle in the Gulf of Mexico about 70 miles southwest of Tallahassee – on Friday, where they thought they may be clinging to the final moments of their lives. “We all had come to the realization that this is the way it was going to be,” said Rowles who lives in Thomasville, Florida. “Nobody is coming to get us.” Four rogue waves 'out of nowhere' Before the boat went down, the day started as a normal fishing trip. The seas were rougher than expected, a 3-foot chop, but not too much for the boat so Rowles, John Human, the operator of the boat, and John Humphrey ditched their plan to run to S Tower, about 30 miles offshore. The seasoned boaters stopped about 12 … [Read more...] about Daring rescue is ‘a cautionary tale’ of boating safety
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Simon van Zuylen-Wood, The Washington Post Published 12:51 pm PDT, Monday, June 24, 2019 Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced in January that he was mulling a run for president. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced in January that he was mulling a run for president. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Mark Peterson Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Mark Peterson Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced in January that he was mulling a run for president. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced in January that he was mulling a run for president. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Mark Peterson Is centrism doomed? The … [Read more...] about Is centrism doomed? The cautionary tale of Howard Schultz
Wyoming Range is a cautionary taleSeveral years ago, in what was widely hailed as a tremendous achievement, most of the Wyoming Range was protected from oil and gas drilling. Dozens of oil and gas leases, issued during the 1990s and 2000s, were purchased and retired, and Congress passed legislation withdrawing the area from further leasing. It was a success story, achieved only through years of dogged activism from sportsmen, conservationists, and local officials, along with willing leadership from Wyoming’s congressional delegation.But the Wyoming Range is as much a cautionary tale as it is a success story. The fa... For access to this article please sign in or subscribe. You might be interested in: … [Read more...] about Wyoming Range is a cautionary tale
“Love and Other Social Diseases,” the 300th comedy revue by the Brave New Workshop, has one thing on its mind, tidily summed up in the show’s title. While Workshop revues are frequently centered on a specific timely topic, they’re generally more than willing to stray from the main theme of the evening. That’s not so much the case with “Love,” which has a laser-like focus on romantic relationships … how they bloom in our digital, millennial-ized culture; how we navigate through a thicket of obstacles; the awkwardly creative ways we find to break up. It’s a theme with virtually endless variation, and the Workshop’s five-member cast employs its usual array of tools to observe and skewer human folly: The show begins and ends with an ode to the wonders of love … which reveals itself to be a cautionary tale about sexually transmitted diseases. In between, sketches explore beginnings both conventional (Denzel Belin and Ryan … [Read more...] about ‘Love and other Social Diseases’ at Brave New Workshop: It’s an ode to love … and a cautionary tale
You know that scene in “It’s A Wonderful Life,” when Jimmy Stewart gets his old life back, then joyfully clomps through the snowy center of Bedford Falls, hollering “merry Christmas!” to everyone in sight? When Pottersville, a place of avarice and avoidance, turned out to be just a bad dream? That’s how it felt driving into South Lake Union on Christmas Eve morning. The roads were clear. I found a parking space right across the street from Starbucks, where I walked straight up to the counter and had an easy, warm chat with the barista. It was as if I had traveled back to the Seattle of six or so years ago, before the cranes and the crowds. When even some non-techies could afford a one-bedroom apartment on their own, and some of your favorite old haunts hadn’t been bought or priced out. When Uber and Lyft drivers didn’t stop cold in the middle of the street to pick up or drop off, and people looked up from their phones. Believe me, I know: … [Read more...] about Has Seattle become a cautionary tale?