Chris Hutchins

For the love of cats

She was going to kill the cat; she was really going to do it this time.
Published: 05/28/16

Dad gets best gift at daughter’s birthday

My sweet, innocent little angel of a 9-year-old vanished just a few days ago. She’s now a wrinkled and tired old 10 years of age. She said so herself.
Updated one month ago

The good ole days: Cruising to the oldies

My first car was a 1964 Ford Ranchero. It was one of those combination car and truck vehicles, like the Chevy El Camino. Some people called those things a “cruck.” I wasn’t yet 16 in 1964. In fact I wasn’t even born yet. S...
Updated one month ago

‘Bird’ watching in Sebring

A dramatic reduction in traffic and shorter lines at the grocery store tell me the annual population surge we lovingly refer to as “the season” has come and gone once again.
Updated: 2 months ago

Much ado about ‘I love you’

I love my wife. I love her so deeply that I find it hard to express in words. There’s rarely an hour within my typical day that I don’t think of her in some favorable way or another. I also understand that we need to cherish the moments...
Updated: 2 months ago

64 years, 12 hours and counting

Today marks the 64th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring. This is the big day out of a four-day racing event in Sebring.
Updated: 2 months ago

“B.C.”: Life before cell phones had more ‘face time’

My teen years in Sebring were spent close to home. I was part of a very tightly knit group of friends who did all sorts of things together.
Updated: 3 months ago

Telling tales on memory trail

I had familiarity with a moped and a three wheeler but I’d never driven a machine that required the shifting of gears when my friend asked me if I wanted to ride his motorcycle.
Updated: 3 months ago

A big thanks to all coaches

Over the past four or five years I have been privileged to witness the rapid development of my teenage son.
Updated: 4 months ago

The referee makes a good call

I never dreamed I would enjoy watching high school basketball as much as I do. (If you guessed I have a child who plays the sport, you are correct.) There are very few sporting events that I like to watch on television, but there is something about s...
Updated: 4 months ago