Category - A Local’s Perspective

One More Cast

By Charles Morgan III   This is the time of year when warm days, sunny skies and a southeast breeze mean that cobia season is near.   It’s the nature of fishermen to be optimistic. There are plenty of other things in life to be realistic about.   But it’s tough to have optimism when...

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It’s All About the People

By Charles Morgan III   The restaurant business, which is all I know, is an old one. There have been taverns and cafés for centuries. While the industry has changed greatly over time, there has been one constant. I have learned that the most valuable asset of a business has nothing to do with...

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The More Things Don’t Change

By Charles Morgan III   These are very strange times, particularly in Destin, where what was once unthinkable now seems commonplace.   As dirt gives way to asphalt, as woods disappear and concrete shopping centers rise, as storm water runs off of our roads and fertilizers seep from our...

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In My Time of Dying

By Charles Morgan III   Plans for my funeral have been documented in excruciating detail. It includes boxes of poisonous snakes, rainstorms, sobbing mourners dressed in black, and a stupid amount of flowers. I even indicated exactly where I want Goose to be located in the massive gathering.  ...

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Charles in Charge (of Everything)

By Charles Morgan III   Many people have told me this. I hear it all the time. Important people. Smart people.   What they tell me is that they are in the process of creating a position in the Okaloosa County government that will be called Chief Ombudsman in Charge of Everything.   These...

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Remembering Bill Ming

By Charles Morgan III   Bill Ming spent most days since 1969 at Destin Marina, watching the world of Choctawhatchee Bay unfold.   In what must have seemed like slow motion at times and what had to have been high speed at others, Mr. Ming’s view changed from an actual Crab Island to a bizarre...

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Thank God for Mississippi

By Charles Morgan III   The state of Alabama does not test well. Nationally, Alabama ranks 46th in health care, 47th in education, 48th in opportunity, 42nd in crimes and corrections, 38th in economy, 35th in quality of life, 32nd in infrastructure, 48th in poverty and 48th in obesity. In Alabama...

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