The Papa Files by Vincent Cardegin

I have a black Logitech keyboard. If you stand it on its end, it looks a little like the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey.  Not quite the same dimensions, of course. The monolith is 1 by 4 by 9.  My keyboard is .75 by 5.625 by 17.75.  That’s almost twice as long, but it still reminds me of that iconic book and movie shape. And perhaps that’s exactly what the monolith is, or represents.  In 3001: The Final Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke reveals that it’s really a simple computer, even kind of stupid in some ways.

OP-ED: Equity in Education: What We Were Not Told, What We Do Not Know

This article is to alleviate possible confusion regarding dates of approval and costs of two training projects, Equity in Education and Crucial Conversations, the Hernando County School District has approved and paid for.  While searching for information to clarify the dates of approval and the costs of the training projects, a Pandora’s Box of questions was released, relating to approvals, costs, and method of funding for training projects drenched in Critical Race Theory.

The Ghost of the Many

 I am a ghost. I am a thousand ghosts. I am hundreds of years old, and I am one day old. I have been sent to many different places. And for many different reasons, along with thousands of others. Many of us have been left to remain in these places as ghosts. I do not haunt any of the places I have been. Nor do I haunt anyone at those places, but I remain there. I simply roam the fields and the forests of the countryside. I can wander the streets of the cities and towns in the places I have been.

Exploring the Forgotten Coast Part 2

We made three different day trips to nearby Apalachicola and fell in love with the small town.  They don't even have stoplights!  It is very foot friendly with many neat shops, restaurants, and bars within a short distance.  I had delicious seafood chowder and an oyster po boy sandwich at a restaurant called The Station, made out of a converted gas station.  Oysters are what the town is famous for.  Ninety percent of Florida's oyster production comes from Apalachicola Bay.  The waterfront is a big part of town.  You can stroll along it, sit in the park, t

Filming Jalapeno Jelly

Mid-late last year my wife made Jalapeno Jelly with peppers from her garden.  It doesn’t smell good, not like the orange, grape, and strawberry versions I prefer, in that order, but it tastes great.  I love it!  She cooked it too long, though, and so it’s very dense and difficult to dig out.  I refer to it as Gummy Jalapeno in a Jar.  The other day I wanted some and used a plastic spoon, which cracked a little.  It’s best to dig it out with a butter knife.

Forgotten Coast Part 1

Camping in February!  What were we thinking?  But our friends wanted to go to north Florida so we were all for it.  Our destination was a small town called Carrabelle FL just east of Apalachicola.  I think I might have seen it in the blink of an eye on the way to Pensacola once.  It's a long part of the panhandle called "The Forgotten Coast," one of the last stretches of beautiful unspoiled beaches, and less developed.  It is not crowded with high rises or strip malls, just quiet towns along Hwy 98.  "The Forgotten Coast" to the east is noted by St.

Boys on the train

My name is Thomas Langley and I’m Editor-In-Chief for the Sentinel, a  local newspaper here in  Lewis Port Kentucky and I have a story to tell.

As a young boy I had the misfortune of both my parents being killed in an auto accident. As a result I was placed in foster care.

Right of Way

As far as I’m concerned, we should get rid of all stop signs.  Every corner everywhere should have a stop light, complete with left turn arrows and lanes, and perhaps even right turn arrows and lanes.  I say this because not long ago I was almost in a triple car accident.

Hybrid Approach to Work and Home Life Balance

Remote work is likely going to continue in some form, but that does not mean people never want to head into an office again. Investors are betting on a post-pandemic surge in interest in workspaces located in suburban neighborhoods. To get ahead of what they foresee as a trend, they are eyeing suburban residences and empty retail, with the thought of turning them into smaller office spaces that can be rented out.

“The Treat Lady”

Tanner and Dakota are waiting for me. 

They’re standing at the corner of their chain-link fence, watching the sidewalk. They know I’m coming, even if they don’t know exactly when, even if they can’t see the sidewalk very well and can’t hear at all.