Mitch Traphagen

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Whole Lota Love

Former students rally around retired EBHS coach as he faces his greatest challenge.
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Observations: The summer of youth

These days it often feels as though the world is teetering into chaos, but there is nothing new about that....
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Observations: Now comes good sailing

To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest....
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Storm Warning

What is happening to the weather?...
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Observations: My Own Silent World

I live in a world of relative silence....
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From The Kinks to the Community Association

Ray and Gina Kerler-Lovegrove have a long and fascinating road to Sun City Center...
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Déjà Vu: A sea story

Adventure can be overrated....
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It was a weekend of festivals in South Hillsborough

Blues in the Grass, Petfest and Pigs in the Park in Ruskin...
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Observations: Death and Taxes

It turns out I’m worth more dead than alive....
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Author info
image Mitch Traphagen Mitch Traphagen is a photojournalist, columnist and online editor for the Observer News Publications. He is the recipient of 55 awards of excellence from the Community Papers of Florida for his photography and writing. He has worked for some of the nation’s largest corporations, as Press Secretary for a U.S. Congressman, owned and published a weekly newspaper, and produced a commercial documentary video on sailing. He is a Commodore in the Seven Seas Cruising Association (ssca.org). Mitch is a writer, photographer, sailor and traveler with a bit of a geek thing going on. You can visit his personal website at mitchtraphagen.com
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