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Friday, August 10th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

I started fishing for cobia 35 years ago. Early on I decided it would be a good idea to become friends with someone who was good at finding the fish. Goose has found a few. I’ve been lucky to surround myself with people who are better at spotting cobia than I am...
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Friday, July 27th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

The recent disagreements regarding Crab Island— “politics.” Unfettered growth in Destin—“politics.” Rules and regulations concerning jet skis, pontoon boats, and anything else—“politics.” Tree ordinances, parking issues, the creation of public parks— “politics..."
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Friday, July 13th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

Now we’ve got 19 giant t-shirt shops where you can buy one shirt and get three free with sizes up to 6XL. And a free hermit crab. We have 10 corporate chain restaurants for every independent one. There are enough auto parts stores, car washes, and mattress outlets for a town 10 times our size...
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Friday, June 29th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

Electricity is fairly important in the restaurant business. We were fortunate to have Frank Helton, a supervisor at Gulf Power, around Harbor Docks for 25 years. He kept his boat there. Boy, those were the days. Since Frank passed on, we’ve developed a very close relationship with George Hromadka...
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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...