May-June 2024 Issue


The Light Magazine - May-June 2024 Issue


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Giving Back: Derek A. Burkholder, Ph.D

Giving Back: Derek A. Burkholder, Ph.D
by William J. Gallo

Unique individuals who approach Giving Back from a different perspective. They live, eat and breath it with no differentiation from their careers. In fact, I would propose that their entire professional/working life is a continuum of Giving Back and that, somehow, they have managed to have it provide for their subsistence. Derek A. Burkholder, Ph.D is one of these rare individuals. (more)

Legislative Update

Legislative Update
by Chip LaMarca

The 2024 Legislative session has concluded, and I successfully secured many of my legislative priorities and helped pass legislation that will make Florida a more affordable and better place to live. This year’s Legislative session was a very busy one for District 100. I filed and ran 7 bills, and I was able to also prime co-sponsor on another bill, all of which passed and will be sent to the governor for signing. (more)

The Marlins Have Not Made Enough Changes

It May Be A Fish Story But There Is No Winning Catch This Season
by Larry Turner

The Dolphins have made changes in the composition of this year’s team, but at this writing The Light Magazine will be at the printer before the April 25-27 draft and we will miss any player additions resulting from that. So, at best, our analysis of any changes will of necessity be incomplete. (more)


by René Mahfood and Larry Turner