Mitch Traphagen

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Observations: Fiddling while Rome burns

Seriously, what’s the point in worrying about an economic collapse?
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Back to school: Slow down, save a child and your wallet

The HCSO is planning to increase patrols around South County schools....
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Prep football kicks off on Friday

With the 2011-12 school year beginning this week, prep football kicks off a new season on Friday....
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The walking miracle

A year ago, Robert Cramer was ready to die....
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Report from the ‘heartland’: there is peace

No one had taken to arms; there were no fisticuffs in yards, nor looting in streets....
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Observations: Wants and needs

When I was 12, I wanted to be a rock star....
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Changing technology threatens South County landmark

This is a good and safe place. While Harry Potter waves his wand, the real magic is inside this theater....
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Observations: I can still believe

I feel alone in my personal struggle, but I am smarter than that....
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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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