The Narcissist Number and Sales

…Obviously worried about appearances, my son took a picture of me exaggerating the size of a fish.

We all hear a lot about narcissism and social media seems to encourage it. Just think about selfies. Over coffee this morning, I thought it might be interesting to compare social media users and the number of […]

Island Lifestyle in Pictures

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12 Reasons Why Small Brokerages are Underrated

I joined a family business after college in 1987. I’d been licensed for a few years before and, although I really didn’t plan to become a broker, it seemed inevitable. The job market was not good and a job while I waited, turned into income I couldn’t turn away. I built a first home about […]

Downtown Fernandina Beach Density Change…not quite what you think.

I’m going to weigh in on something the City of Fernandina Beach is considering. Opposing points of view seem to be charged, to say the least, but I think I might be able to add perspective. First, as a disclaimer, I work in Downtown Historic Fernandina Beach and own one of the buildings. I’m also […]

Foresight, Not Hindsight…Wrecking Takes Less Skill

Nursing home on Atlantic….12 months to build, 2 weeks to demolish

What is a leader? Leadership is making hard decisions and having unpopular discussions, when needed. There are always people willing to demean a leader or stand on the sidelines, pontificating…”Ohhh…where are the leaders…our town is going straight down the toilet!”. Pointing fingers at […]

Off-Site Parking Agreements and Impact to Development

I’m aware of at least one re-development paused after the recent discussions surrounding Slider’s parking, leased or rented in order to permit an expansion in the past. In the past, the City of Fernandina has allowed development requiring parking to proceed, if an agreement to use nearby parking can be reached with other owners. These […]

Giant Florida Tomato Plant Towers Over 2 Story Florida Building!

This plant, growing out of an old building on 4th Street in Fernandina, towers over the building in the background. I think I have a green thumb, but this plant is growing out of a crack between the sidewalk and building….in February! I’m wondering if it will last long enough to bear fruit.

Angles and […]

Post Matthew

Growing list of tips…

Watch Nassau EM on Facebook or Twitter…you will see current updates there.  If you map trips with a smartphone, Apple mapping and others show traffic and trip times based on real time. It color codes routes to show when the delay is shorter or roads are less blocked.    I’m posting […]

Shrimp Festival 53, Fernandina and Lucky Place for Locals

Shrimp Festival is here again. 53 years! Growing from what I remember as shrimp boat races and a short trip to look at the art, into beauty contests, beard growing contests, staggering crowds and more, the growth fills the Historic District and the entire island. Like many locals, I’ll enjoy a visit to the event […]

Purpose of Code Enforcement and Building Code

Equal and fair is the perception everyone should always have, when you ask about code enforcement. At every level, the fairness of any citation and the absolute equality of enforcement should be beyond reproach. There should never be a suspicion of “different” treatment for anyone and, in turn, this leads to respect for local government.

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