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Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Steve Otto

Danke and auf wiedersehen

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.
Published: 07/13/14
These are a few of my favorite faces

These are a few of my favorite faces

Because I still plan to be around awhile and with any luck get someone to buy me coffee now and then, I’m going to limit the people in this column to those who no longer are around.
Published: 07/11/14

Beware the jack of all trades, master of none

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 about anything.
Published: 07/08/14

Writing about volunteering big perk of job

Clearing out the desk in my last full week is a slow process, largely because I keep finding things I’d forgotten.
Published: 07/07/14
Updated: 07/08/14

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

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't disappear from these pages. Rather than his curr...
Published: 07/06/14

We should heed Ben’s sage advice

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 a document that couldn’...
Published: 07/03/14
Updated: 07/04/14

Brandon’s marshal truly grand

Hazel Henderson has been down this road before. In fact, the first time she drove on what now is State Road 60 through downtown Brandon it was clay and traffic was so sparse that your chances of not getting killed were far better than they are today....
Published: 07/02/14

School district’s challenges will take real leadership

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.
Published: 06/29/14
Quantum Leap horses give veterans a lift

Quantum Leap horses give veterans a lift

You don't have to know much about horses to understand you are in a special place.
Updated: 1 months ago

Tampa’s role in a century of conflicts

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.
Updated: 1 months ago