Today on Context Florida: domestic violence, “zoning out” rentals, “Son of God” and nasty toenails

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Today on Context Florida: Peter Schorsch sees several domestic violence-related bills in the 2014 legislative session that are worthy of lawmaker’s “top attention.” One such bill, filed by state Sen. David Simmons, makes the whereabouts of domestic violence victims confidential and exempt from public records.

Potentially devastating proposals (HB 307 and SB 356) which would change a 2011 law to allow governments to “zone out” vacation rental properties are making way through the Legislature, writes Paul Hayes, president of the Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association.

“Son of God,” a new movie about the life of Jesus Christ, disappoints in many ways, says Cary McMullen, but the intended audience isn’t much going to care about its flaws.

Catherine Durkin Robinson talks about some of the negative side effects of long-distance running, including increased aggressiveness, digestion problems and nasty toenails.

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.