October 2020

Game preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2) at Las Vegas Raiders (3-2)

Now coming off of a 38-10 statement victory over the previously undefeated Green Bay Packers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to once again start stacking wins en route to its goal of winning an NFC South crown. To do that, the Buccaneers stretch over the next three games is critical, and not just because they’re on primetime. Tampa Bay will be on Sunday Night Football twice (Raiders, Saints) and on Monday Night Football (NY Giants).

Hernando County Prep Football Game Recap/Game Previews/Top 5 Poll

Hernando County teams were back on the football field last Friday with some tough grind it out games which wouldn’t be decided until the final quarter. Nature Coast Technical held on to defeat Springstead 15-3, while Hernando rolled past Inverness Citrus 44-6, Weeki Wachee fell 26-21 in a nail biter to Lecanto and Central fell 46-0 versus Crystal River. Now we head into the Week 5 portion of the season for Hernando teams, with some enticing matchups on the slate.

The Wood Stork

The Wood Stork is a very strange looking bird found in Florida. The head lacks feathers, it has long thin legs, black/white feathers, and pinkish feet! Although unusual looking, I have developed a fondness for this most remarkable species of wading bird. The Wood Stork was on the brink of extinction. In the 1970s there were only 5,000 pairs recorded. Loss of wetland habitats and food base were primary factors in the sudden decline. In the everglades, nesting failure was also a contributor. In 2014, the U.S.

Constitutional Amendments on the General Election Ballot

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The Constitution of Florida is intended to establish rules for the government and as such generally does not get into specifics of regulations. Often the amendments intend to add very specific requirements to the constitution that may quickly become burdensome or outdated. This is why the legislature has continually made it more difficult to pass amendments to the state constitution.

For the sake of saving space, please refer to the sample ballot below for the exact wording of each amendment.

Filling the Fridge Slowly

For quite a while we had to put towels on the floor in front of the refrigerator because it was leaking.  It was a slow leak and didn’t happen all the time.  I thought the drain pan (what I call the evaporation tray) that sits on the floor under the fridge was cracked, and so during every defrosting the water escaped.  But the fridge kept tricking me.  Sometimes I thought it was somehow the ice crusher, so I stopped using that.  But the next day it leaked.  Then I was certain it was the ice maker, so I shut it off.  It still leaked.  I kept thinking I cou

Hide N Seek

I do all of my hunting, while on the ground using whatever cover is available as much as I can, to hide myself.  As a fat guy, I honestly hide better on the ground by blending into the landscape than skylighting myself up a tree.  I think that for some folks, treestands or other elevated platforms can be a distinct advantage, but let’s face it, even camo’d and in the treetops, my big behind isn’t really fooling much.  At times, I could almost hear the deer discussing it….  “Hey Ned, that a hunter up there?”  

“Naw, too big, I think it’s a giant squirrel’s nest.”