11.1.18 Publisher’s Desk

By : Rick Claggett
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I have a terrible sense of humor. I’ve written about this before and how I credit my father for just how bad it is. Dad jokes are the best, and the worse they are the harder I laugh.

Here’s an example: I have an insane love of ice cream, so much so that my trainer and my scale yell at me about it all the time. St. Pete has this wonderful little shop that sells mini-doughnuts basking in a tower of ice cream. Every time we drive by it, my partner says, “We can get mini-doughnuts.” To which I reply, “How many?” Then I laugh like I’ve never heard it before. I don’t mind laughing alone.

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Gasparilla Pirate Festival 2015

By : Steve Blanchard
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Estimates placed 700,000 people along the parade route for the 100th Gasparilla Pirate Festival in Tampa on Jan. 31.

Among the revelers were many LGBTs and allies, including Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor and State Representative Kathy Castor.

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