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Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Otto, Steve

Tribune staff
Otto, Steve

Danke and auf wiedersehen

- In his last regularly scheduled column, Steve Otto takes time to thank the people most important to him -- including his readers.

Beware the jack of all trades, master of none

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The interesting thing about being a columnist is the assumption that you can become somewhat of an expert on just about any topic. You are supposed to know a little bit about a lot of things but not necessarily much abou...

Writing about volunteering big perk of job

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Clearing out the desk in my last full week is a slow process, largely because I keep finding things I’d forgotten.

A honey-do list awaits, but you aren't rid of me yet

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Steve Otto's column on Sunday, July 13, will be his final offering as a full-time columnist following a remarkable 45-year run at what he calls “Mother Trib.” But Steve won...

We should heed Ben’s sage advice

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When you look at paintings of the Founding Fathers — especially the ones in which they are gathered in Philadelphia with their white wigs — you get the feeling this was a group of elderly gentlemen crafting...

School district’s challenges will take real leadership

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Today being the last day of June, you might not be in the mood for a few more words about what happens inside the Hillsborough County School District.

Quantum Leap horses give veterans a lift

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You don't have to know much about horses to understand you are in a special place.

Tampa’s role in a century of conflicts

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Driving down the Bayshore the other day I glanced out over Hillsborough Bay. A huge tanker plane was making a gradual sweep that would bring it into MacDill Air Force Base a couple of miles south of me.

Fear shouldn’t be a subject for students

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Even an optimist looking at the headline in Mother Trib might have had reason to pause.

Drinking, dreaming and other jottings

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On steamy days like this it's always good to know there are places in Tampa where you can wet your whistle — or at least get something to take home.