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Today's Opinions

  • Abort-Retry-Fail: Now you're off and running!

    Now that I've covered trip planning through road service providers, Internet trip planning services and software, there is another solution to your trip-planning dilemma.

    Some of the GPS manufacturers, Garmin among them, ship certain models of their units with software that allows the user to plan the trip on the computer and upload to route to the GPS for later use. Some of these GPS receivers can store 50 or more routes with 500 waypoints!

  • Fishing Lines: Pros could learn a lot from beginners

    We can all learn some very valuable lessons from young anglers. I took two young and energetic anglers fishing last week and they reminded me of some very important parts of fishing.

    Lesson one: Every cast is exciting. This is a great sport and when you are positive, every cast has the potential to be the one that catches the trophy, even the last cast of the day. Just chunk it on out there and keep your eyes glued to the bobber and eventually it will go down. Then reel like there is no tomorrow. It's great fun.

  • True Faith: What are our treasures?

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:19-21 NIV)

  • Reflections: Some people just don't do computers

    A few people I work with are computer illiterate. That's not a good thing because the work we do requires using computers almost exclusively.

    Now days most everything is Microsoft. The world seems to evolve around Microsoft software programs, with the standard being Microsoft Office.

  • Abort-Retry-Fail: Vacation time ahead

    Here it is, vacation time. The kids will be out of school soon (if they aren't already) and everyone is overripe to shed those wintertime blues. So, where will you be going this year? Will it be another trip to that same old place you go every year or will you take off in a new direction? The Internet and your computer can help you find that destination.

  • Trouble in Cedar Key: Our friend Cindy

    It is that time of the week again when pen hits paper, black hits white, and what appears is a column, an article, for the Cedar Key Beacon. Father's Day is near, and this week I intended to do a piece on that, jogging memories of Dad. Something else happened. My thoughts went another way.

  • Fishing Lines: Fish by the rules, so we can all have some

    There are some new rules that you should know about. Starting June 1, all anglers who are fishing for any Gulf reef fish are required to use circle hooks, dehooking devices and venting tools. These rules cover all reef fish including grouper, snapper, triggerfish, porgies, sea bass, hogfish and tilefish. The rules cover both state and federal waters.

  • Trouble in Cedar Key: Decoration Day

    Think back over the years as to how Memorial Day has changed. When I was a kid, there was a national holiday at the end of May. We called it Decoration Day. It didn't matter what day of the week it came, it was still a national holiday. Schools were closed, people were off work, farmers left their fields. We all joined in the celebration.