July 1, 2022

Editor's column

Florida Ever After

When you move to a state with a fairy tale castle at its center, a certain amount of magical thinking comes with the territory. Fresh out of journalism school in Arizona, I came to Florida because I wanted to be a storyteller, and no place had — and still has — better stories to be told... Read more »
Published on 6/1/2022

Farewell

I'm off to my next chapter and new adventures. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2022

Retrospective

For the past four years, I’ve overseen the production of the Florida Trend 500, our annual list of the state’s most influential executives. I’m nearing retirement after 25 years at... Read more »
Published on 4/1/2022

Price Tags

In 1998, not too long after I became executive editor at FLORIDA TREND, I wrote a column, “The Price of Panthers,” in which I used the Florida panther as a surrogate for the challenges Florida faces in balancing competing societal goods — growth and development vs. maintaining aspects of the state's traditional character. Read more »
Published on 3/23/2022

Partnership Potential

Florida may receive about $13 billion in federal funds to spend on highways and $2.6 billion to improve public transportation. Read more »
Published on 1/14/2022

Florida's Trade MVP

For more than 40 years,Manny Mencia has enjoyed a singular perspective on Florida's economic evolution... Read more »
Published on 10/27/2021

Disconnects

The disconnect between data — empirical facts — and perceptions plays out across a wide range of issues. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2021

Visions

In Florida's business world, the real standouts are those who go about business with some sense of higher purpose. Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

Vices and Virtues

A recent news story out of Tennessee took me back to the early years of my journalism career... Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

Cliff Notes

Brittany Birken and her team at the Fed have just produced a paper — see the link below — using Florida as a case study in documenting how the benefits cliff in the childcare subsidy program acts as a barrier to economic self-sufficiency. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

Labor Pains

U.S. birth rates peaked in 1990 and have fallen below the rate at which our society can replace those who age out of the workforce. Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

Bus-Doggle

St. Petersburg sits along Tampa Bay, on the eastern edge of the Pinellas County peninsula. St. Petersburg Beach is eight miles due west across the peninsula, on the Gulf. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

An Overdose of Bureaucracy

Florida's medical system displays a disconnect between care and customer service. Read more »
Published on 3/29/2021

Learning and Earning

Fifteen years ago to the month in this space, I wrote about an apprenticeship program that ... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

Reshaping Teaching

A decade ago, more than 5,000 graduate and undergraduate students were enrolled at the University of South Florida's College of Education. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2021

Post-Votem

The GOP's effective Florida ground game was evident in the 2020 election. Read more »
Published on 12/30/2020

Settin' the Woods on Fire

It didn't generate big headlines, but an important organization has relocated its headquarters in Tallahassee. Read more »
Published on 11/25/2020

Less Flori-Duh, Please

Over the past 20 years, two of the biggest changes in Florida have involved the state's educational institutions. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2020

The Limits of Home-Work

In the face of a Big Event, it seems to be an occupational hazard ... for some journalists to leap from the initial experience of the event to overblown, simplistic conclusions. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2020

COVID - Some Perspective

Sifting and sorting through the data and the mess ... it's possible to say a few things that will hold up as we move forward. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2020

What Now?

The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis echoes off Florida's own sorry racial history. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

Echoes of history

Two ships, two struggles to do the right thing. Read more »
Published on 6/25/2020

Dam(n)

The saga of the Rodman Dam will enter its 50th year in a few months. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

Out of the bubble

The strategy of trying to moderate the spread of the coronavirus continues as we await the development of a vaccine or effective therapy. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2020

Incomplete

I've been a history buff for some time, believing that the more you understand about the way things were, the more you start to understand about the way things are. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

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