A year ago, I bought my wife Ruthie an annual pass for Florida State Parks for her birthday.

We used it approximately twice.

Part of that wasted opportunity was an early-morning work schedule that had me exhausted by the time weekends arrived, and we also welcomed an eight-week old puppy…


Where do I find story ideas?

It’s the most common day-to-day and semester-to-semester inquiry from students at the Innovation News Center at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. …


Last year I began playing baseball again for the first time in five summers. The team was comprised of former high school players, and we were pretty decent. Went on an 18-game winning streak at one point, lost in a best-of-three championship series.

But the part of summer I most…

Ethan Magoc

News editor for WUFT News in Gainesville, Fla. | emagoc@gmail.com

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