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Friday, June 15th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

But to start with—and to borrow from Warren Buffett—I was lucky to be born a white male in 1954, to college educated middle class parents, in America. I could have entered this world in Darfur, Bangladesh, Somalia, or any one of 100 far away, poverty stricken countries...
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Friday, June 1st, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

I first met Steve at the old Rod and Reel Shop in front of Mrs. Gentry’s house on the Destin Harbor more than 50 years ago. Buddy Gentry ran the Sailfisher charter boat below the shop, and since Steve didn’t like to fish or spend time on boats (in the water), he worked in the store in the summers while he studied...
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Friday, May 18th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

The restaurant I’m most familiar with is entering its 40th year of business. It’s not much different from other restaurants in its involvement with its community. These are some of the things a restaurant offers, outside of a menu, that can make it a good neighbor...
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Friday, May 4th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

I wish I had spoken out more—not in anger or frustration, but in a reasoned approach—on issues that might have been unpopular but needed to be addressed...
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Friday, April 20th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

Boats in Destin fish for cobia primarily from 9 to 5 (that’s one of the reasons it’s enjoyable). We catch them on sunny days when the wind is blowing from the southeast. We catch them within a mile of the beach. We catch them when they are swimming near the surface...
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Friday, April 6th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

Make your bed every morning. You slept in it, you make it up. If you have a sleeping partner, I promise that person will appreciate your efforts. If you sleep alone, someone has to do it...
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Friday, March 23rd, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

The Clement Taylor Park on Calhoun Avenue is a classic park for families to enjoy the bay. The Mattie Kelly Park and boat ramp on Joe’s Bayou will be one of our largest parks when it’s completed. Buck Destin Park on Legion Drive has tennis and basketball...
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Friday, March 9th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

If you are fortunate enough to have a retirement savings account, you are usually instructed to have a diverse portfolio. That is so that if one segment of our economy does poorly, you’ll have holdings in areas that may do well. In sports gambling parlance, that would be termed “hedging your bets"...
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Friday, February 23rd, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

It’s a volunteer job— there’s no pay—and having all these attacks doesn’t hurt my feelings. But it angers me that a handful of people would do that. I don’t want a few people having control over the city. And I think the people of Destin see what’s going on...
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Friday, February 9th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

A recent study showed that on an automobile that was driven 20,000 miles in a year—in a city of one million people—300,000 people noticed the imprint of the car dealer who sold the vehicle. That is a lot of inexpensive exposure. Bumper stickers are meant to be more noticeable than an auto dealer’s logo...