Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

Building the overseas railroad

The building of the Overseas Railroad is one of great engineering feats in Florida’s history – in fact it might actually be one of the most amazing marvels in American history. Built thanks to Henry Flagler’s ingenuity and his deep pockets, the east coast railroad that had changed Florida was extended to the Keys to […]

The Ocala Thanksgiving fire of 1883

In a short episode this week of the Florida History Podcast, we discuss the 1883 Ocala Fire which destroyed two luxury hotels and six city blocks. Ocala was a frontier town at the time but was rebuilt and became a key Florida city in the aftermath.  You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which […]

After Nicole at Sweetbay Natural Area

This was filmed the day after Hurricane Nicole left the region. Sweetbay Natural Area is in northwest Palm Beach County right behind the North County Regional Airport.

Koreshan machine shops (before Ian)

The Koreshan Unity machines shops were built in the early 1900’s. They were slightly damaged by Hurricane Ian – this video was filmed about ten days before Ian’s landfall in September 2022.

Frenchman’s Forest – Cypress Dome Swamp

West Lake – where Crocodiles lived until recently

No political pundits, DeSantis will not represent a return to “normalcy”

Since the November 8 election, GOP establishment figures and the donor class in that party have coalesced around an idea that Governor Ron DeSantis represents a departure from Trumpism. Opinion pieces like this one The Washington Post have littered publications both online and in print. It’s hard to know if these sorts of views are […]

DeSantis publicly rejects free market capitalism in alliance with Elon Musk

Last week, Elon Musk doubled-down on his support of Ron DeSantis as a potential Presidential candidate. On Tuesday, in Jacksonville, DeSantis rewarded Musk, by oddly pushing an anti-capitalist, anti-free market message while attacking the P.R. China (whose statism DeSantis emulates often but he doesn’t like their Covid policies- the reason was he was defending Musk […]

Political analysts missing the mark badly on the post-midterm commentary

Talking heads have a way of convincing average newspaper readers and cable-news channel viewers that they have some magic sauce to understand voters and elections in a way the rest of us cannot. Well, guess what? That is categorically untrue. Not only were political analysts with few exceptions, way off in forecasting the midterms (this […]

Rethinking the Turnpike – series debuts December 12

This series on TFS will debut Monday, December 12.