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Friday, December 1st, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

There are lots of ways to attain money. There’s the old-fashioned way. You can inherit it. Being born a white male in the United States is the original affirmative action. Most people aren’t born white or male or in the United States. You can work hard and be smart...
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Friday, November 17th, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

Aside from his personal behavior, Folsom was my kind of governor. He once said, “Negroes constitute 35 percent of our population in Alabama. Are they getting 35 percent of the fair share of living? Are they getting adequate medical care?” He decried the “stirring of old hatred and prejudices and false alarms..."
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Friday, November 3rd, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

The change in pace can be refreshing. The Gulf is often too rough to fish, but bay fishing is good for trout, redfish and flounder. Oysters taste best this time of year. There’s less traffic. Many people take the time to travel. Lots of fishermen become deer hunters...
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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

It doesn’t make much sense to constantly boast about our military strength. It’s universally accepted that we have the largest and most powerful armies and arsenals in the world (even if we are a bit stretched right now). Our power is always more obvious when we lead by example...
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Friday, September 22nd, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

Over the next 12 nights, Ken Burns is bringing the Vietnam War back to our living rooms. The PBS documentary will be an exhaustive 18-hour history of our involvement in Vietnam. The parallels between that catastrophic experience and the Afghanistan War are going to be remarkably unavoidable...
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Thursday, September 7th, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

My adult life has been spent primarily between Destin and the Bahamas. I’m familiar with hurricanes. They’re fascinating works of nature. They’re more predictable than earthquakes, tornados, or fires—although with advanced science and the Weather Channel, everything is more predictable these days...
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Friday, August 25th, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

Other than the wedding festivities, it was a slow week on Guana Cay. The second week of lobster season is always quiet—all the tourists had gone home. The wedding certainly gave the locals something to look at. Just about everybody on Guana has known Leah since she was a baby, and they all had some role to play with the wedding...
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Friday, August 11th, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

Fontaine was the largest Bahamian I’d ever seen. He was coal black. At least 6’9” and 350 pounds. He was covered in brightly colored, intricately patterned fabrics. They might have been beautiful as individual pieces, but together they had an unsettling effect...
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Friday, July 28th, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

Between jet skis, pontoon boats, porpoise watching boats, boats that drag people up in the air in parachutethings, pirate ships, go-fast boats— even contraptions that shoot you up in the air on a jet stream of water—most boating activity in Destin involves something that is definitely not fishing.