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Linda Grist Cunningham | Columns and news analysis

Key West Island News editor Linda Grist Cunningham has written more than 4,000 columns — in print and on the web — since 1968. She hates writing and is compelled to do it anyway.

 

Raining in Key West? Disappointed that it’s (what?) cold? Who cares? There’s plenty to do

Chance are pretty good if you're in Key West during the winter you won't encounter much rain (or snow, come to think of it.) But there are those gloomy days when it's chilly and windy and just not what you'd planned for your winter escape. So what does one do in Key West when it rains or it's windy and chilly? Depends on whether you're local or visiting. Let's start with local. Finish the column
Raining in Key West? Disappointed that it’s (what?) cold? Who cares? There’s plenty to do

Dear Connor | As the American democracy unravels, can there be hope for your future?

American history is filled with "times like these." Three times we have been here. I believe we will be OK. Though my rage boils over too often, I believe in Americans-in-the-middle. I believe there are extremists on the right and the left -- and I believe they do not, do not, represent who we are as a people. They get the attention and the headlines today; spoiled children clamoring for their own ice cream cone, unwilling to share and willing to fight to the death to keep what they believe is theirs and theirs alone. Getting through this transition will not be for the faint of heart. But get through we will. Finish the column
Dear Connor | As the American democracy unravels, can there be hope for your future?

A selection of LGC’s columns

Dear Connor is a collection of columns Linda writes for her grandson, Connor. Though he may never read them, they help her make sense of the world. Hurricane Irma includes the columns and news stories she wrote during the September 2017 storm, when she and John Teets created and managed the Key West Hurricane Irma Facebook page that reach almost a million readers over three weeks.

 

Dear Connor

Dear Connor | As the American democracy unravels, can there be hope for your future?

American history is filled with "times like these." Three times we have been here. I believe we will be OK. Though my rage boils over too often, I believe in Americans-in-the-middle. I believe there are extremists on the right and the left -- and I believe they do not, do not, represent who we are as a people. They get the attention and the headlines today; spoiled children clamoring for their own ice cream cone, unwilling to share and willing to fight to the death to keep what they believe is theirs and theirs alone. Getting through this transition will not be for the faint of heart. But get through we will.
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Dear Connor | As the American democracy unravels, can there be hope for your future?

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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Hurricane season 2018 | June 1 – Nov. 30

Key West Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma | One year ago, we awaited the storm

Why did so many decide to stay on the island, defying the mandatory Hurricane Irma evacuation orders and flirting with destruction? The answers are as complicated as the Keys. Re-reading my 2017 columns reminded me just how powerful we were as an online community. To each of you who followed along, who shared your stories and your tears, I say "thank you." It was a tough time. It's been a tough year.
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