Strange Currents, Mister Manners Win Awards

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The Florida Writers Association, the state’s largest and most prestigious literary organization, has announced that two novels by J.C. Bruce —  Strange Currents and Mister Manners — have won both gold and silver medals in the 2021 Royal Palm Literary Awards. Strange Currents won first place in the category honoring the best published mysteries in Florida. Strange Currents is the fourth […]

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Dateline Florida: Masking the Gunshine State’s Problems

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By J.C. Bruce I have been assigned by Tropic Press to write this new periodic dispatch from the Gunshine State, an effort to provide a fair and balanced perspective on news emanating from this subtropical paradise that may seem confusing, confounding, and, perhaps, utterly crazy to outsiders. We’ll begin this unbiased and totally objective report with a look at how […]

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Golf in the Time of Coronavirus: Florida Man Strikes Again

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It’s refreshing to learn that even in the midst of a deadly pandemic where thousands are dying and millions are containing themselves in self-isolation, that some men have not abandoned their sense of priorities. Men who understand what’s truly important, who are willing, ready and able to stand up and be counted, to throw themselves in harm’s way on behalf […]

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Florida Once Again a Laughingstock in the Midst of the Pandemic

With toilet paper stripped from grocery store shelves by hoarders, people are left to use alternatives that don’t always flush very well. Florida wastewater treatment plants are reporting that toilet paper alternatives are clogging the system, entangling pumps needed to move sewage—and sometimes breaking them. They caution: Baby wipes, tissues, napkins and paper towels should never be used. So what’s […]

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