Steven Becker

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It all started in early 1982. With raised concerns over drug smuggling in the Florida Keys, the United States Border Patrol set up a blockade and checkpoint on Highway 1 at Florida City. The agents began stopping and checking cars, searching glove boxes, the spaces under seats and trunks. The only real result was the 17 mile traffic jam on the only road into the Keys. At the same time, the media… Read More

From sea to shining sea. That’s how America is described by some, and nothing says shining seas like the Florida Keys—sometimes called the “Conch Republic”—sometimes described as heaven. Many have discovered the Florida Keys, and few want to leave it. The Keys were originally inhabited by Tequesta Native American Indians. Later they were found by Juan Ponce de Leon in the early 1500s. De Leon had his own name for this paradise—he… Read More

I recently got a review about having to suspend your disbelief in order to read Wood’s Wall so I thought I might clear up what is real and what is pulled out of my A**.