In addition to the best local writers—and if you think you belong in that category, send me some of your stuff—The Beachcomber is proud to bring you a couple essays by big-time bestselling authors Carl Hiaasen and Mitch Albom.
Hiaasen’s piece on third-party presidential candidates appears on page 7. And before you roll up your copy of this publication and thwack me over the head with it, I don’t particularly agree with what he wrote, either. I think we need more than two choices for president, or at least two that aren’t abysmal.
Still, I dare you to remain dry-eyed when you get to the ending.
By the way, Hiaasen’s latest novel, Razor Girl, is hilarious. You should drop whatever you’re doing and pick up a copy. I’m hoping the book will inspire a new hashtag, #DontShaveAndDrive.
Albom, whose long list of chart-topping books includes Tuesdays with Morrie, tries to make sense of senseless violence on page 32. It’s a very compelling and provocative piece.
I felt a lot smarter after reading this issue, and I hope you do, too. And just so you know, we will always do our best to present opposing views to any opinion piece published in The Beachcomber. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And be nice, please.
- Gulfarium Unveils New Dune Walk
- News from the Gumbo World – Throwdowns and Fresh Starts
- NWF State College Techies Honored
It’s Not Augusta National
By Charles Morgan III The beach that runs the length of the Panhandle of Florida was once known for its soft, snow-white sand. It is now getting recognition for the threatening...
The music-loving portion of the Beachcomber community—most of us, I’d say—got some devastating news early in the week when we learned that the talented young vocalist Buddy Brumit died in an automobile...
Towne: The Records That Changed Our Lives
Jon Decious: While there must be at least 100 records that have changed my life, looking back I think Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind might be the one responsible (to blame) for...
Corner Wine Bar Offers Medley of Contrasting Tastes, Textures
I’ve been a fan of Vin’tij since it opened more than 20 years ago in Miramar Beach. In case you haven’t been for a while, they’ve moved from their more modest location...
NOW OPEN SEED LIBRARY Walton County Coastal Branch Library, Santa Rosa Beach 850-267-2809 The library welcomes the community to participate in the “Community Seed Library” located next to the New Books section....
MKAF Outreach Makes History with Two-Week Artist Residency Program
Recently, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) Community Outreach impacted 5,700 children in Okaloosa and Walton counties. The original touring productions of The Snow Queen and The Reluctant Dragon by The Atlantic...