Historians Visit “Big Blue.” Mid-Century Modern Architecture. Vero Beach, FL.

  Vero Beach Municipal Power Plant.  An example of Mid-Century Modern architecture. (Free Bing image courtesy of insidevero.com)  "Mid-Century Modern denotes a style of design that was popularized from the 1930s through the 1960s. Characterized by a contemporary, seemingly futuristic aesthetic and an emphasis on function, the Mid-Century Modern movement influenced many types of design. … Continue reading Historians Visit “Big Blue.” Mid-Century Modern Architecture. Vero Beach, FL.

Florida “Small Cell” Statute Bulldozed Path for 5G Rollout.

In May 2019 The Florida League of Cities and the cities of Fort Walton Beach, Naples and Port Orange filed a constitutional challenge to a 2017 law, the "Small Cell Statute," that would preempt municipalities' ability to control the use of their own property, specifically utility poles." The League of Cities and the cities of Fort … Continue reading Florida “Small Cell” Statute Bulldozed Path for 5G Rollout.

Indian River Florida’s iG Recreational Center is Like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Indian River's iG Recreational Center is like the Guggenheim Museum in that it will always be modern. iG Recreational Center Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Indian River County's Intergenerational Recreation Center - iG Center - was the Countys response to the growing demand for an indoor recreation facility.  Its mission is to provide a state of … Continue reading Indian River Florida’s iG Recreational Center is Like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Follow-up on Mathematics. “We’re Teaching K-12 Math All Wrong.”

In a recent article we wrote that tens of thousands of students in Florida who graduate from high school aren’t ready for college. Only 34 percent of the 190,853 SAT Florida test takers in the Class of 2019 were considered ready for a college-level freshman math course. We also wrote about how most of the … Continue reading Follow-up on Mathematics. “We’re Teaching K-12 Math All Wrong.”

“How We See Disinformation.” A New Reuters/Ipos Poll.

         A new poll for the Columbia Journalism Review found "The American Landscape has been infiltrated by disinformation." This public opinion poll was conducted by Reuters/Ipsos between September 20 - 23, 2019 in English, throughout the United States.  It gathered responses from 1,115 adults and has a credibility interval, a measure of … Continue reading “How We See Disinformation.” A New Reuters/Ipos Poll.

Do You Know What’s Happening With Mathematics in Florida and Indian River County?

You would think your child is able to do college work having followed the grade school and high school curricula and taken state exams designed to prepare them for college and earned a diploma.   Do you know what’s happening with mathematics? Tens of thousands of students in Florida who graduate from high school aren’t ready … Continue reading Do You Know What’s Happening With Mathematics in Florida and Indian River County?

Centennial Place? Really? Vero Beach, FL.

The Three Corners at Indian River Boulevard and 17th Street consist of 1) a non-operational power station, which will eventually be demolished, 2) a wastewater treatment plant across from the Alma Lee Loy 17th Street Bridge, 3) and a former postal property. These three properties are referred to as the "Three Corners." From the Official … Continue reading Centennial Place? Really? Vero Beach, FL.