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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.

An Opportunity for You

I’m still not ready to write an analysis of the election. I’m reading, listening, and encouraged by bright spots that have gotten little attention, but I’m still resolved to give the right-wingers enough rope for hanging themselves while I tend my own garden. Literally, as in trimming the jungle in my backyard. I’m also not planning to attend any of the re-organizing meetings that are going on – but I encourage you to do so.  Read More 
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Bright Spots – And Differences Between Different Bureaucrats

I’m finally ready to write about the election. I had to spend time healing the hole in my heart, as like so many others, I was stunned to see the American people choose an inexperienced braggart who is proud to cheat on his taxes and laughs about his lewd behavior over a candidate with decades of service, including the Senate and the Cabinet. As it turns out, they didn’t: with detailed counting, Hillary now has some 2.5 million votes more than The Donald. The problem is that some voters are much more powerful than others. We’ll get to that later, but for now, a few bright spots.  Read More 
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November Darkness

It’s that dark time of the year. It’s again those long evenings
that follow the end of daylight savings time. It’s the way we measure seasons in the Sunshine State: When the oranges turn orange and the poinsettias turn red, we know that Christmas is near.  Read More 
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