Category - A Local’s Perspective

Time to Quit Complaining

By Charles Morgan III   There comes a time when changes must be made. Changes are made in the political arena in every even numbered year. In the world of business, adjustments are made on a regular basis. Societal changes don’t happen according to any set schedule, but they have happened...

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By Charles Morgan III   “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.” – Chief Seattle     It has become a worn out, meaningless, tiresome sentiment, probably most eloquently stated over 200 years ago by an Indian chief. It’s common to hear...

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Lordy, Lordy, Harbor Docks Is…

By Charles Morgan III   Harbor Docks is 40 years old.   I doubt that when we opened in the summer of 1979 that I ever imagined typing that sentence. Most restaurants don’t make it past two years. Very few span four decades.   Many people might ask, “How did you do it?” I ask myself...

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From the Archives – June 29, 2006

It has been over a year since I had a drink.   Now, I am sure that for many people that wouldn’t mean much. But for me it is pretty amazing. I have been drinking since I was in high school. When I was younger it was more of a party thing. As I grew older it became more of a steady thing. When...

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Farewell to the Perfect Dog

By Charles Morgan III   We lost our dog Junior last week. Not lost like we couldn’t find him. Junior would never wander very far from us. We lost him the other way. After 16 years of near perfection, Junior died. One hundred and 12 years of spectacular dog life, and Junior died as expected. He...

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Notes from the Apocalypse

By Charles Morgan III   Our society faces a seemingly endless number of critical issues today. On an international, national and local level, political, environmental and social arguments abound on topics that range from tariffs, weapons bans, immigration, climate change, drug policy, health...

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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 and confusing “No Trespassing” signs that stretch for miles.   The same beaches that have drawn millions of...

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