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Nineteen seasons ago, Opening Nights began as a seven-day performing arts festival that some dared hope would become an event of national prominence. That goal was realized. Today, Opening Nights has expanded to encompass seven months of performances, shows, films…

Great Capacity, Boundless Compassion

In this edition of Tallahassee Magazine, we profile two community projects. One is the product of heart. The other is the product of heft. Stories of refugees and their quest to escape oppression and ethnic cleansing have figured prominently in…

Women of Influence

Over the past three years, 15 prominent women, all leaders in their fields of endeavor, have honored my wife, Cherie, by agreeing to participate as speakers in the “Day of Dialogue: Women of Interest” series supported by 850 Magazine, hosted…

Next Time, I’ll Pass On the Strawberry

My wife Cherie and I count travel as one of our chief passions. Over the past 30 years, we have visited six continents and experienced many cultures, in the process learning a great deal about both others and ourselves. When…

Finding Happiness

Recently, I watched a show on HBO hosted by Bryant Gumbel, who was joined by an Ivy League psychologist. Jointly, the two men interviewed two accomplished individuals — a retired Navy SEAL and a former professional football player. The interviewees…

Make Time for Professional Courtesy

After 25 years in the advertising and marketing business, I am never surprised when a phone call goes unreturned. Rather than becoming offended on such occasions, I let them roll off me like water. Recently, however, I have found myself…

The Art of Giving

Giving opens many doors, creating new and numerous opportunities along our life paths. In my line of work, I interact with a wide range of people representing countless organizations, passions and fields of endeavor. For some, I have noticed, giving…

Burning the Hard Way

Having arrived in this world with the DNA of a Middle European, I have a quick and easy time of it when it comes to getting a sunburn. So it was that while in college I had to develop something…

You May Have Noticed

For the past six months, we’ve had a Tallahassee Magazine redesign in the Rowland Publishing incubator. It’s been four years since we overhauled the look, feel and content of the magazine and, in today’s world of publishing, four years is…

Here’s to Your Good Health

I have always said that people cannot fully appreciate their good health until they experience illness or injury. The difficulties may be a simple one like a cold or sinus infection or an acute, chronic or even life-threatening physical challenge.…

The Torch Passing Recalled

In the spirit of our History & Hearsay edition, we thought it appropriate to revisit the thoughts of Tallahassee Magazine founder and publisher Jerry Lundquist and his successor, Brian Rowland, expressed as the magazine was changing hands. The year was…

We’ve Come Up with Another One

One of the absolutely great parts of doing our jobs is the opportunity to collaborate as a team to come up with new ideas and bring them to fruition. Ideas may come in the form of an innovative story concept;…

Truisms We Can All Relate To

Whether it be your business or personal life, situations and experiences often occur that can either bring a chuckle and smile to your face or a disappointed frown.  After running through many such experiences that have passed through my swing…

Life Lessons When the Game Changes

In the world of sports, a “game changer” is that one event in a game in which the outcome — good or bad — is determined. It could result from a mental mistake that causes an error, or from a…