Steve Bornhoft

The Whitney Family in Sandestin

  Kitty Whitney had embarked on a critical-care nursing career as her husband, Todd, accepted his first electrical engineering position with a computer hardware manufacturer, Dallas Semiconductor. Off to Dallas, Texas, they went. The couple realized the need to set…

Insisting Upon Tomorrow

photo by saige roberts  I spied the tiniest of turtles, little more than a hatchling. For long minutes, it moved not at all, flotsam with its head protruding above the surface of the pond. I thought about the odds that…

The Next Time You Feel Like Trying

Susan Davis is a product of unlikely circumstances. She was a child of 4 when her father was awarded custody of her. That, alone, was unusual. Even more so was Dad’s preparedness to serve Susan as both father and mother.…

A Prescient Few

Every Monday morning at 7:30, line-of-business managers and executive management team members gathered round a fabulously expensive, custom-made mahogany table in a conference room that overlooked 23rd Street in Panama City, then to await the arrival of the bank’s founder…

Living the Salty Life

Tom Putnam’s office is in a featureless metal building located maybe a hundred yards behind the tackle business on Thomas Drive in Panama City Beach that his father established in 1972. There, he spends his workdays doing something that he…

Art Week South Walton

Ten years ago, Mike Ragsdale looked upon the alabaster facades that uniformly characterize the buildings at Alys Beach in South Walton County and saw something more than white walls. Jacqueline Ward Images Projection art was born as a product of…

The Light that Unites

A graphic artist looked up from his work in response to a rapping on the window nearest his work station. Outside stood an unfamiliar man pouring sweat and with a plaintive look on his face. The artist motioned the man…