Observations of a father, writer and editor.
by Brian McMillan | Managing EditorRSS Feed
The other day, I found a note taped to my garage door. It was a friendly reminder that if I didn’t put my garbage can out of sight, I would be hanged.
The wife of 33-year-old Robert Laks would prefer not to remember her sense of dread when her phone remained silent at 6:45 a.m. on April 10. Robert had called Jessica Laks, 31, every morning without fail to tell her he was done with breakfast and was now on his commute from Palm Coast to Gainesville.
The residents around the church might be pleased if the problem is relocated across town, but soon the residents around the new location would create their own petition. The homeless will always be with us.
After 50 years of engineering, Max Karner is given a surprise party to receive an honorary membership into a prestigious society.
Alayne, Darrin and Ryan McDonald are on international adventures.
Pat Hopkins retired March 22, after eight years on the crosswalks.
Ernie Tykarski wants the speed limit dropped from 30 mph to 25, on Florida Park Drive North.
What exactly is a ZLD? And why do we need one?
Most of the night was focused on the music, not on Tristam, which I’m sure was how she preferred it. As I left the auditorium that night, I was grateful for the music, as well, for being a reminder that this community is not defined only by its government and crime and real estate news — it’s also defined by its music, its art and its expressions of goodwill.
With the water bills threatening to go up, I’ve issued a decree in my family: No more showers. Instead, we’re filling the bathtub only once, and we’ll just take turns.
About Brian McMillan | Managing Editor
Brian McMillan earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in creative nonfiction writing from Northern Michigan University. He is an award-winning columnist and photographer and is currently the managing editor of the Palm Coast Observer.
Winter Walking Home, his book of 27 poems, was published by March Street Press in 2010. He also publishes hilariities and heartbreakers of family life called Stick Figures of Us online.
He lives in Palm Coast with his wife, Hailey, and their three children, Jackson, Grant, and Elizabeth.
E-mail him at email@example.com.
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