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Today on Context Florida: Donald Trump, getting older and colder, and naming names

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Today on Context Florida:

As we rapidly approach the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, Darryl Paulson writes of the increasing speculation that Donald Trump will likely be the Republican presidential nominee. Nevertheless, he believes Trump has no better than a 20 percent chance of winning the nomination. So, why will Trump not win the Republican nomination? Because he will either suffer a Howard Dean-like fall, or because his support is concentrated among people who are not Republicans and people who are less likely to vote.

Bill Day’s latest:


Tim Bryce notices as we get older, we become more sensitive to temperature. In Florida, we have learned to live with the heat as our friends in the North have learned to live with the snow. As for Bryce, he’ll gladly take the heat. After living his first 30 years in the North, Bryce remembers too well the bulky layers of clothing, shoveling driveways, and being forced to stay indoors.

As a writer, Catherine Durkin Robinson grapples with hurting those people in her life who she writes about. Every day writers face these questions. Some ignore them and write without a second thought about trivial matters such as privacy and consequences. They name names and share intimate details. They argue that all they owe anyone is the truth and vow to get it right. Others discuss their ambivalence openly. For her part, Robinson is not big on secrets, and says she is a horrible liar.

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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.

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