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Florida Governor Rick Scott had a campaign stop in Tampa.
A transit plan for Pinellas County is gaining momentum. Congress member Kathy Castor endorsed the Yes to Greenlight initiative during a media conference in St. Petersburg.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden is seeking to extend his stay in Russia.

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Get beach hair with this DIY salt spray

It’s spring in Florida and with spring comes my persistent yearning for change. Armed with inspirational photos, I decided to change my hair. My hairdresser, Amber Ternet, cut off eight inches to give me an ear-grazing pixie, shag cut. Cut it all off! 8 inches going to make someone a nice wig. #hair #haircut #shorthair […]

Remembering Louise Veillard.

Remembering Louise

It’s been almost a year since I lost a dear friend, Louise Veillard. Last weekend, I marked what would have been her 27th birthday. I lit candles, listened to Neil Young and thought about the ways Louise changed my world. Since she committed suicide in May 2014, I often dream about Louise. I dream that […]

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Dumplings, custard tarts and jasmine tea: eating my way across China

After a friend’s big fat Cantonese wedding drew me to China, I set out on a three-week culinary exploration in the land of dumplings, custard tarts and jasmine tea. Hong Kong Previously eschewing baked goods, I relished all the glutinous offerings in Hong Kong. Chinese-style bakeries were ubiquitous, offering pastries in all their bleached-flour glory. […]