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02/16/11

Great Scott, HSR Dissed

Up until today, there was absolutely nothing I liked about Gov. Rick Scott. Wait, that’s not entirely true. I do like his baldness. It complements his sinister-looking stare, which I don’t much like, along with his scorched-earth attitude toward funding for public education.           But today (Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011) I’m feeling a little love for the cool and uncuddly Scott and his my-way-or-the-highway politics.        Why? Because he told the federal government to take its $2.4 billion for high-speed rail and hit the highway out of Florida. Yes, it’s a congested highway, but a rail line connecting Tampa with Orlando would have done zilch to relieve traffic. High-speed rail is a...

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Mike BosletWriting a bio presents a personality conflict to Mike Boslet. Do I write it in the third person, referring to me as Mike Boslet, or Boslet, like I barely know myself? Or do I take the casual approach, referring to me in the first person? After all, no one knows him (that is, me) better than I (that is, him) do.

What would Boslet do, I ask myself? He would try to write a bio in the first person, after which he would decide there are too many “I’s” in it and start over with the third-person approach. You see, Boslet spent 22 years working on newspapers, where “I” rarely gets past editors. And, by the way, Boslet is an editor as well as a writer, which only complicates things. Columnists and some feature writers can get away with the “I” word, but not reporters. Boslet served some time as a newspaper reporter and in his heart of hearts I am still one.

I think it’s time for Boslet, who’s been the editor of Orlando magazine since February 2008, to break the chains of his newspaper past and write the way he wants to write and not how some people (and you know who you are) would like him to write.

Hence this blog, on whatever he and I want to write about, in whatever way we choose.

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