Smooth Sailin': Taking a trip down memory lane for some hot dog fun

I was going through the archives over the holidays and I realized how long I have been doing this weekly column.

Oh, it hasn’t always been... Read more

Bob Tis: Paradise can be paved in the blink of an old hippy's eye

Fittingly, his name is Art. The physical characteristic that has defined him over his seven-plus decades are his “crazy,” wide-rolling eyes. Art... Read more

Bob Tis: Let us go onward into the fog, chasing a new year's horizon

I was in this same chair at this same time exactly last year. It is still broken. In fact, it seems like most things in the U.S. Virgin Islands... Read more

Bob Tis: Let's head out on a pleasant afternoon boat ride

Call me Ishmael, but when November creeps into my soul, I hop in the boat. Right now, the vessel is just a 12-foot kayak, not the Pequod, but the... Read more

Bob Tis: One man's treasure is another's trash

A lot of faces washed over the bow this week. Each one told a story.

We had a big yard sale in the neighborhood and it seemed like everyone... Read more

Bob Tis: Mutineers are rarely left alive to share their tales

Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. The Smooth Sailin’ column was lost for a couple weeks in a cyber abyss. Another quote from... Read more

Smooth Sailin': Local wildlife explore home rental options

I go pretty slow. Maybe that is why my admiration for the gopher tortoise seems to increase incrementally over the years.

I monitor three... Read more

Smooth Sailin': Being mayor isn't always a walk on the beach

Walking St. Augustine Beach in Andrea Samuels’ espadrilles might be a little tricky this week. It seems like the retired nurse from Poughkeepsie,... Read more

Bob Tis: Celebrating an art attack, the onset of a new season

Maybe the most heartbreaking autumnal verse I have ever read is this one line poem penned by Richard Brautigan entitled, “Widow’s lament.”

“... Read more

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