There are a lot of magazines out there. Estimates of city/regionals range into the thousands in a genre that hardly existed 50 years ago.
Although he hobnobbed with the rich and famous, including the sports heroes of the Dolphins, Marlins and Panthers, he also cared about the little guy.
His office memos, while not frequent, are invariably clever and entertaining, so much so that on more than one occasion we encouraged him to try writing for our magazines.
Instead of spending resources on a stupid idea like the WAVE streetcar in downtown Fort Lauderdale, that money and effort should be spent where it is really needed.
If you would expect the man to be a thrillingly geeky nerd, he sort of is, but he also has a touch of the Renaissance man.
As we begin our 53rd season, we look back upon the history of what has become one of the unusual regional magazine stories in the country. We say unusual; we might claim unique, for we know of no other magazine that compares to our broad distribution over such an affluent market on the east coast of Florida. There are only a few state magazines that come to mind: Texas Monthly, with 300,000 circulation, is the most successful. But statewide audiences are geographically much broader.
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