A State of Mind

A STATE OF MIND: GSTV!

A STATE OF MIND: GSTV!

by Larry Floersch Since the time it was invented, some folks have complained about how television is ruining human civilization. It was over 50 years ago that Newton Minow called TV a “vast wasteland.” OF COURSE it looked like a vast wasteland to Minow! He was a fish. And he was probably angry because “Sea […]

A STATE OF MIND: On the Road: The Great Migration

A STATE OF MIND: On the Road: The Great Migration

by Larry Floersch I hate to fly in the face of science, what with it being assaulted by the current administration to the point that scientists have had to leave their labs and take to the streets in protest, but Florida is not sinking because of global warming and rising sea levels. Now I know […]

A STATE OF MIND: On the Road: The Land of the Mouse

A STATE OF MIND: On the Road: The Land of the Mouse

by Larry Floersch You may have seen those bumper stickers that declare “All Roads Lead to Adamant!” There is no Adamant in Florida, but there is an Orlando, and it seems almost impossible to drive near Orlando without getting sucked into it. The sole reason for this is to make you go to Disney World, […]

A STATE OF MIND: On the Road: (F)LA Law

by Larry Floersch So I was lying awake the other night thinking about that whole red-shift/blue-shift thing in the curvilinear four-dimensional space-time continuum when it dawned on me that Vermont must not have enough attorneys. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “But Lare, you didn’t have to ponder Minkowski spacetime to figure that out. You […]

A STATE OF MIND: On the Road: Signs of the Times in Margaritaville

A STATE OF MIND: On the Road: Signs of the Times in Margaritaville

by Larry Floresch Several months ago, my spouse decided that a few months away from Vermont this winter would be just the ticket, so, along with the entire population of the five boroughs of New York and half of New Jersey, we rented a house for the season on the shore in Florida. Now I […]

A STATE OF MIND: Trash Talkin’ from Brownsville, Texas

A STATE OF MIND: Trash Talkin’ from Brownsville, Texas

by Larry Floersch The highest point in Brownsville, Texas, is the landfill. I know this because Gina, an employee of the City of Brownsville, took me there for a tour. The landfill is so popular they even have a spacious visitors center, complete with videos and explanatory brochures. Gina is a supervisor for the crews […]

A STATE OF MIND: No Pain,  No Gain

A STATE OF MIND: No Pain, No Gain

by Larry Floersch I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a little tired of my Fitbit scale telling me my Body Mass Index is way out of whack or my wrist activity tracker urging me to move every 30 minutes. Who do these devices think they are? My doctor? This whole fitness thing is getting […]

A STATE OF MIND: A Different Can of Worms?

A STATE OF MIND: A Different Can of Worms?

by Larry Floersch As an exclusively syndicated columnist for The Bridge, I feel it is my duty to warn people across this nation about a malicious threat to our security. No, I’m not talking about terrorists. I’m talking about extension cords. Now I know what you’re thinking, “But Lare, extension cords are safe when used […]

A STATE OF MIND: When You Wish Upon a Star!

by Larry Floersch Warning: This column is on a subject that falls under the scientific term “yucky.” Reader discretion is advised. I’ve been traveling a bit this summer — planes, trains, and automobiles — and I’ve encountered many of the usual annoyances that make travel so much fun: high airfares, cramped seats, long Transportation Security […]

A STATE OF MIND: Duck Soup

A STATE OF MIND: Duck Soup

by Larry Floersch Many folks in Washington seem to have “lame” on their brains these days. As in “lame duck.” To some people it seems, any president who wins reelection automatically becomes a lame duck because he or she cannot run again. Based on that premise, a president gets four years in office and can […]