Dear Connor | The day the young ones took charge

History will remember the march as the coming-to-power of Xers and Millennials. Though there were aging baby boomers aplenty in the crowd and at the microphones, the marches around the world saw these elders step aside to open the way for younger women.

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Dear Connor: Breaking the loop of endless despair

The 2016 presidential election will, on hindsight, be recognized as the precursor to the catalyst that ignites the transformation of America from fragmented, angry and disillusioned into cohesive, collaborative and powerful. America will move away from six decades of tearing down to four decades of building up and then we’ll start the process over.

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Dear Connor: There’s no shaking off the coal dust

We will draw the line at the hard-core wingnuts at the fringes. I’m not inviting willful haters to my table. They’re not welcome. Period. We need to do whatever we have to to keep the haters corralled. And we must recognize there’s such a thing as hate born of unknowing.

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Dear Connor: Hang on; the mess is almost over

Every 80-85 years, we enter this final generational shift that culminates in what can only be understood as a conflagration that burns off the accumulated mess and re-positions us for growth.

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LGC Says

Editor and Proprietor Linda Grist Cunningham continues her four decades of reporting and writing in her Key West blog. Her columns explore local and national news and the political and governmental issues and decisions most likely to affect our property investments and future of the Florida Keys.

5 reasons to trade your Key West bike for a trike

There it was next to the fireplace and opposite the Christmas tree. Blue and shiny and ready to ride. My first grown-up bicycle. No training wheels. I walked that bike a thousand miles. Got really good at it, too. It took me two years to learn the ride the thing and...

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Stop the buses before the Cow Key Bridge

Fifty bucks for six hours of premo parking in Old Town? And the City of Key West provides the parking lot gratis? Now you may be thinking "Crikey, that's a lot of money for parking. It's darn near $10 an hour." Nah, you're wrong. That's nothing, A pittance. Why?...

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Martin Shkreli’s mom ought be snatching him bald

  Pity Martin Shkreli’s mother. Don’t you know she just wants to snatch that boy bald? You know Shkreli, right? The 33-year-old brat-turned-hedge-fund-fraudster who bought a cheap generic drug and raised its price to the stratosphere and then rolled his eyes at a...

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Dear Connor

“Dear Connor” is a collection of occasional blog posts written for Connor Cunningham by his grandmother, Linda Grist Cunningham. She began writing these as her construct for making sense of the unraveling American community. Connor may never read them, nor might others; but they’ll help her distill solutions from the cacophony that passes for discourse as America enters its crisis turning.

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