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Doris writes a weekly column for LaGaceta, the nation's only trilingual newspaper, which has pages in English, Spanish, and Italian.  Begun in 1922 for Tampa's immigrant community, it continues to thrive more than a century later.  Her column is titled "In Context," as it aims to put contemporary issues in the context of the past.

Adding and Subtracting Simultaneously

The last few days have not been good for me, as Hubby’s health deteriorated at the same time that I had a major disagreement with my longtime New York publishing associate. I thought I was almost done with a project for her, but it turned out that we had differing expectations, and now I’m rewriting for peanuts in pay.  Read More 
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Gays, Guns, and Ghosts

I’ve mentioned before that I have an 86-year-old friend in Gainesville whose personal experience in Florida history runs deep. He’s Jack Price, formerly of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and I know that some of you know him, too. He doesn’t travel anymore, but he was on the phone soon after the Orlando massacre.  Read More 
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We Have Overcome

The first of several notable things last week was Hillary going over the top. I have expected it for a long time -- but it is historic, and we should pause to reflect. I remember when Geraldine Ferraro became the first vice-presidential nominee. That was much more of a surprise, and dozens of us gathered on short notice in a Seminole Heights backyard to toast with cheap champagne.  Read More 
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Our June is not that of English Poets

I’m writing this on June 6, which is D-Day, but more on that later. I had intended to be speaking right now on the history of the League of Women Voters, but that was cancelled because of the season’s first tropical storm.  Read More 
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