Articles Posted by Bernard McCormick

by Bernard McCormick April 2017

“If you wait 50 years, you may get only crumbs from the table. And pretty stale ones at that.”

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by Bernard McCormick March 2017 Also on Digital Edition

So you have the boat you always wanted. You love to take your friends aboard and cruise the deep oceans, either showing off your seamanship by driving the boat yourself, or, if you dropped a few mil for a serious yacht, by hiring a skilled crew to pilot it so you and your guests can enjoy the kind of food they’d expect from a high-end restaurant.

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by Bernard McCormick March 2017 Also on Digital Edition

The president called a press conference. The room was filled with reporters, but when the president walked in, they all walked out. Surprised, he turned to his press secretary, but the man had left. When he tried to find out from the Secret Service what was going on, he found they had all gone to bed. He went out to the presidential limo, just in time to hear the driver say he was quitting. 

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by Bernard McCormick March 2017 Also on Digital Edition

It turned out that such stories were few and far between in South Florida, for all manner of reasons. Primarily, the magazine was geared to the good life of the many people who lived here only for the balmy winters.

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by Bernard McCormick Jan 23, 2017 05:06 PM

Patti Phipps, whose death from Alzheimer’s disease at a Washington, D.C. nursing home we reported in July 2015, will be interred at a graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Lauderdale at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. 

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by Bernard McCormick February 2017 Also on Digital Edition

In the wake of last month’s tragedy at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport, it seems banal to write about a wake for an Irish pub.

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by Bernard McCormick February 2017 Also on Digital Edition

It seems some guys plan a proposal in almost the same detail that a bride plans the actual wedding. And that's not a bad thing. 

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by Bernard McCormick January 2017 Also on Digital Edition

We wonder how realistic it is to believe that innovation can come fast enough to keep up with nature’s forces, even if the timetable for ocean rise is as predicted. Some scientists think it is coming faster, that the melting Arctic will melt faster. And that problems that are foreseen 50 to 100 years down the road, may be covering that road with water much sooner. 

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by Bernard McCormick December 2016 Also on Digital Edition

A few years ago, while spending vacation time in Cashiers, North Carolina, we brightened a weekend by driving over the mountain border to scope out an outdoor art show in Pickens, South Carolina. It was not an urban setting, on a fancy street lined with shops and restaurants, the kind of show we are used to in South Florida. It was just a large field with grass lanes between the seesaw rows of exhibitors.

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by Bernard McCormick December 2016 Also on Digital Edition

While doing preliminary research on our “50 Most Powerful People” feature, which we run every 10 years or so, we got a suggestion without a name attached. One of our highly placed elites, an unpaid consultant on the project, was forward thinking

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