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I’ve Always Wanted A Flying Car… But Is It Safe?

By at January 30, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

I’ve Always Wanted A Flying Car… But Is It Safe?

THE SONIC BOOMER I was out and about this morning, tooling around in my car with no particular place to go, and I got to thinking about flying cars. It’s something we all dream about from time to time. We’ll be stuck at a stoplight and think, “If only I had a leap button, I could clear this mess.” Well, at one time I did have a leap button, and it was more...

Deborah Welky

Reviewing The Wide Array Of Nominated Films

By at January 30, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Reviewing The Wide Array Of Nominated Films

‘I’ ON CULTURE The Oscar nominations are out, and despite the controversies, they are pretty much what those of us who actually see all the movies expected. The big movies, the ones where the theaters are crowded all day and night, were essentially ignored, and many small movies got the nods. And generally speaking, the films and performers selected were not duds. more...

Leonard Wechsler

Make Plans To Attend Lunch & Learn At WEF

By at January 30, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Make Plans To Attend Lunch & Learn At WEF

TALES FROM THE TRAILS If you’re free the next few Thursdays, here’s something fun and free you might consider attending. Now in its fifth year, the Lunch & Learn weekly educational series takes place each Thursday during the Winter Equestrian Festival at the Wellington Club, located on the show grounds right next to the International Arena. They run from 11:30 more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Little Skippy Has Developed Plenty Of Charisma

By at January 23, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Little Skippy Has Developed Plenty Of Charisma

THE SONIC BOOMER I have always wondered about charisma — who has it, how they get it and why I don’t have any. As a student of humanity, it’s easy to see that some people stand out more than others — sometimes in a bad way, through misbehavior or downright stupidity, and sometimes in a good way in that others are simply drawn to them. But is this attraction more...

Deborah Welky

‘American Sniper’ A Strong, Yet Disturbing Movie

By at January 23, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

‘American Sniper’ A Strong, Yet Disturbing Movie

‘I’ ON CULTURE Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper is an old-fashioned tough movie about war. The only film heroes when it comes to violence anymore seem to be superheroes or people bent on revenge or rescue. Chris Kyle was a super soldier and, more to the point, a sniper. He killed people often without warning and from a distance. Men like this are often the more...

Leonard Wechsler

Battle Of The Sexes A Mesmerizing Experience

By at January 23, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Battle Of The Sexes A Mesmerizing Experience

TALES FROM THE TRAILS The weather report had called for rain, but luckily for all, Saturday night, Jan. 10, remained clear and cool. The stands at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center were crammed with nearly 4,000 spectators, including many families, young children and dogs. The jumps were set, and the horses and riders more than ready to begin the $75,000 more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Cost Putting Nation’s Law Schools In Jeopardy

By at January 16, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Cost Putting Nation’s Law Schools In Jeopardy

FOOTLOOSE AND...  Who would have thunk it? The law school market is under severe distress, and the number of first-year students has shrunk to perimeters last noted in 1973 — when there were 53 fewer law schools in the United States. Consider this, there were 37,924 full-time and part-time students who began their education in 2014 — a 30 percent drop from more...

Jules Rabin

Trump Show At Mar-A-Lago A Sight To Be Seen

By at January 16, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Trump Show At Mar-A-Lago A Sight To Be Seen

TAILS FROM THE TRAILS Some days I really love my job. One such day was Sunday, Jan. 4. As I sat in the shuttle bus, heading south on South Ocean Blvd., the choppy swell of the ocean was the only sign of the distant arctic storms blasting the rest of the country. There was snow in Las Vegas, but South Florida basked in wall-to-wall sunshine. I arrived at Donald more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Two Tykes Keep Grandma On Her Toes

By at January 16, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Two Tykes Keep Grandma On Her Toes

THE SONIC BOOMER I have a cold. I have this cold because last week I left the perfect winter weather of Florida for Kansas City, where it is 30-something degrees and a light dusting of snow covers everything. It’s a nice place to visit. No, really. Where my hometown of Milwaukee has a bar on every corner and Palm Beach County has a bank on every corner, Kansas more...

Deborah Welky

Watching ‘Selma’ Like Stepping Back In History

By at January 16, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Watching ‘Selma’ Like Stepping Back In History

‘I’ ON CULTURE Watching the new movie Selma is like taking a trip 50 years into the past to watch one of the pivotal events of our history. Fresh from winning the Nobel Peace Prize, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. focused the civil rights movement on the need to force southern states to allow blacks to vote. Those of us past a certain age even remember a time more...

Leonard Wechsler