Great Boating Adventures

Your Guide to Boating in Sarasota

You won’t miss the boat with this guide to family fun on our beautiful local waters.

03/31/2017 By Tom Bayles, Ilene Denton, and Isaac Eger

On the Hook

Freedom is Sweet for the Liveaboards Off Bradenton Beach

Living's not easy, though.

03/31/2017 By Isaac Eger

Smoke Gets in His Eyes

On a Barstool at Memories Lounge, a 91-Year-Old Reveals His Secret of Longevity

"Mr. Phil," as he's known, is at Memories Lounge from 10 p.m.-closing every night.

03/01/2017 By Isaac Eger

Tanked

What It's Like in a Sensory Deprivation Tank

Writer Isaac Eger takes the plunge.

11/30/2016 By Isaac Eger

Chick Lit

The Existential Value of Raising Backyard Chickens

Raising chickens can change your life.

08/31/2016 By Isaac Eger

Garden of Eden

Revisiting Sarasota Jungle Gardens

As a schoolchild, I marveled at Jungle Gardens. But how would my grown-up conscience feel about animals in cages?

06/01/2016 By Isaac Eger

Breezy Rider

Is it Safe to Bike in Sarasota?

Despite its biker-friendly topography, Sarasota can be a dangerous place for pedalers.

04/05/2016 By Isaac Eger

Fare Game

A Night in the Life of a Siesta Key Pedicab Driver

Writing doesn’t pay the bills. So Isaac Eger signed up to drive a pedicab on Siesta Key.

04/01/2016 By Isaac Eger

Creativity Matters

Sir Ken Robinson Speaks at Ringling College Library Association Town Hall

Sir Ken Robinson, the most-watched speaker in the TED Talk video series, spoke at the Van Wezel on Feb. 16.

02/18/2016 By Isaac Eger

Namaste

A Guide to Sarasota Yoga Studios

Isaac Eger journeys through the many-splendored world of Sarasota yoga.

01/01/2016 By Isaac Eger

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Seeking Enlightenment at Sarasota's First-Annual Mystic Bazaar

Isaac Eger reports from the first-ever Mystic Bazaar.

12/01/2015 By Isaac Eger

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Jerusalem II

In this update, Isaac realizes the parallel between crossing the boundaries in basketball and crossing the territorial boundaries of Israel.

08/18/2014 By Isaac Eger

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Jerusalem 1

In this installment, Sarasotan Isaac Eger plays a pick-up game that's interrupted by an air raid.

08/18/2014 By Isaac Eger

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The Land of Milk and Honey

In this update, Isaac travels to the West Bank, discovers his fears are unwarranted and watches from the court as bombs explode each other overhead.

08/18/2014 By Isaac Eger

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Freelancing Viscera

Sarasotan Isaac gets a freelance job on why Jews support Germany in the World Cup, which leads to interesting characters and the question of sports and war.

08/18/2014 By Isaac Eger

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Tel Aviv II

Falafel, Scientology and American-Israeli relations make up this portion of Isaac's stay in Tel Aviv.

08/18/2014 By Isaac Eger

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Tel Aviv I

Isaac moves his game to Tel Aviv where he meets new friends and encounters tougher opposition.

08/18/2014 By Isaac Eger

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The Middle East

In the second installment of Isaac Eger's "Courting the World," the young writer travels to the Middle East.

08/12/2014 By Isaac Eger

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Courting the World: The Beginning

Sarasota native Isaac Eger reports on playing pickup basketball around the world. First country: Israel.

07/30/2014 By Isaac Eger