US News & World Report ranked Sarasota #21 on its list of the Best Places to Live in the United States. Citing our climate, beaches, and culture, the index placed Sarasota higher thanÂ the other Florida cities on the top 100 list, with Tampa coming in at 35 and Orlando at 40.
While it’s great to see publications recognize our “little big city” in this way, maybe it would be better to keep us a secret? Already, our “net migration” is at a 10.Â We’re feeling it in the traffic!
Sarasota’s Celery Fields are truly a local treasure—for nature lovers, bird watchers, fitness junkies, and outdoorÂ enthusiasts of all kinds. But they are being threatened with dangerous industrial development that could destroy the natural habitat for local wildlife, not to mention the peace and tranquility of the area that we’ve all come to know and love.
I plan to participate in the protest this Saturday to help spread the word about the proposed development projects that could destroy the Celery Fields. I hope you’ll join me as well.
Now that it’s been officially announced, I’m excited to invite you to join me for a discussion about “Getting Real Business Results from Your Content Marketing Efforts” at WordCamp Miami!
The event runs March 24-26 (Friday through Sunday) at Florida International University in Miami. The Miami gathering is one of the longest-runningÂ and most well-respected events in the WordCamp series, and it’s an honor to be invited to participate.
Last year, the weekend was outstanding, and my lovely wife, Jill, and I are truly looking forward to another spectacular time in South Florida!
My family & I are definitely looking forward to the first-ever Hawkins Road FestivalÂ on Saturday, February 18th!
This looks like a truly unique community celebration for Sarasota, featuringÂ music, art, spirituality, and social awareness. Oh… and food trucks. And stuff for kids.
Should be fun!
Congratulations to Kevin and Theresa Dermody and the entire teamÂ at Florida Fence on joining the Grow The Dream family! We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to serve such a fantastic company.
Earlier today, the first piece of content our team produced for Kevin & Theresa went live on their website. It’s a piece that explains what an easement is and how it might affectÂ the new fence you want to install.
I know our entire team is excited to be working with them and we’re looking to great results in the days ahead!
AÂ huge congratulations to my good friend and sometime collaborator, Rod Thomson, on the launch of his new project The Revolutionary Act.
Rod is an insightful thinker with a strong dedication to principles, which makes discussing topics of all kinds with him a joy. He challenges me to think, and I am always the better for it. Not only is he a veteran journalist and a published author, but he’s makes frequent radio and television appearances to discuss public policy and other issues of the day.
I’ve been bugging him for months to start blogging. I’m excited that he’s finally doing it! Can’t wait to see what comes of this!
Congrats to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (and a huge “thank you” to the filmmakers) on all the high visibility screen time in Snowden.
If you don’t already, please consider supporting the EFF as they fight for your rights as a digital citizen.
A huge congratulations to Brad Gosse and VectorToons.com on theirÂ huge milestone… videos featuring their new character, Brushy Bear, passed the 2 million views mark on Facebook recently! Awesome!
This is also big news for the TUNG Brush & Gel brand, whose video with Brushy Bear accounts for over a million and a half of those views. Congrats to all!
Congratulations to our friends at Good News Pest Solutions on the launch of their new Mosquito Protection Program. Their new service actually changes the behavior of the mosquitoes within a certain radius, which prevents them from evenÂ wanting to bite humans or pets! Amazing!
Recently, I wrote about the book, Learn to Program With Minecraft, and shared my experience getting set up to use the book with Ubuntu instead of with Windows or Mac OSX.
Yesterday I learned that the author of that book, Craig Richardson, appeared on this week’s episode of Triangulation with Leo Laporte. It’s a fun episode… they set up Leo’s Mac to run a local Minecraft server, and test out a bunch of fun stuff from the book. Well worth the watch!