The Helltrain

Video by Terry Mockler

By day lawyers and doctors take the high speed rail to Miami from West Palm Beach. On the weekend it turns into a booze cruise to the Hard Rock Stadium. But there is a dark side to the Brightline. 81 deaths on the Eastern Central line.40 deaths in two years due to the Brightline high speed train.

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The 2019 Miami Book Fair International Jose Garcia Pedrosa appeared weighed down by two overstuffed briefcases as he entered the room, and looked overstuffed himself, in a mid-priced suit that you would associate with the status of a middle-manager. Pedrosa sported a moderately sized gin-blossom. Who better to write about Miami’s ethos in the 90s than a former Miami city manager […]

A Life Filled With Purpose.

My mother passed away a few years ago. Kathleen (Hall) Spencer. Dearly missed. I didn’t list her life’s accomplishments in the obituary but they were considerable. It took three years before I was able to write anything meaningful about her life. Early years Mom was ushered into this life by a midwife on December 12th, 1933 in Nordin, New Brunswick, […]