This blog is an archive of work I’ve published at Counterpunch, the blog Eyeonmiami, and for The Orlando Sentinel. I write on the environment, culture and politics and live in Coral Gables, Florida.


15 Responses to About

  1. valerie jonas says:

    We have some mutual friends – Donna Reno, Helen Violi, Margo Ammidon. I am working on a project about Ron Book’s influence on legislation in South Florida. I would love to interview you, under any conditions you like. Please e-mail or call me – 305-864-8574 – at your convenience.

    Val Jonas

  2. Nicola says:


    I am writing from a public relations company that looks after restaurants + hotels across Miami, and New York. Please can you provide me with the editor’s contact details for the site Eye On Miami in order to keep them informed of activities at our clients venues.



  3. Amy Seng says:

    My name is Amy. I’m a producer for DIY, the Do-It-Yourself Network. I work on a show called Desperate Landscapes. We help homeowners fix up their front yards to be on par with others on the block.
    We’re coming to Miami early next year and are looking for homeowners to feature on the show. We need young, fun, hard-working homeowners in need of a landscape transformation.
    We bring all the tools and materials necessary to fix up the front yard. The homeowner brings personality and sweat equity.
    I know this isn’t quite your beat, but I thought since you’re someone connected to the Miami-area, you’d have lots of friends to share this news with to help us find homeowners.
    You can find more information on our website jaytv.net or go online to http://www.diynetwork.com/desperatelandscapes to watch full episodes of the show.
    Many thanks,

    • Good morning Amy,

      My name is McKenzie Moore and I am the Community Outreach Coordinator with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami. I you can send me some specifics to my work e-mail, I’d like to share this opportunity with our administration to see if we can partner not so much with our partner families, but the homeowners next door to new Habitat homeowners.

      McKenzie N. Moore Jr.
      Community Outreach Coordinator
      3800 NW 22nd Ave., Miami, FL 33142
      Ph: (305) 634-3628 Cell: (305) 608-4459
      Fax: (305) 638-4917
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  4. Frances Alban says:

    Hello Alan,

    I’d like to add you to my media list, I’m working on a political campaign that I believe might be of interest.


  5. Rosie Axford says:

    I work for Beach Tomato, an online travel and lifestyle magazine. and part of the award-winning travel company http://www.blacktomato.co.uk, we launched in March this year and cover luxury travel, fashion and lifestyle features – all in some way beach-related.

    i wanted to contact you as we have just gone live with our dedicated Miami Microsite, which features our favourite beaches, the best places to stay, eat, drink, shop as well as a whole host of gorgeous photographs and other imagery.

    We would love to share some of our content with you and for it to be published on either of your Miami blogs, so it would be great to hear your thoughts on this and whether you would be interested. Feel free to take a browse through our site and let me know which pieces you think would work best for your readers – there is plenty to choose from!

    Rosie x

  6. Seekandyoushallfind says:

    Get off Apostle Maldonado’s back. We know who you are and where you are:)

  7. Seekandyoushallfind says:

    The hunter will be hunted:)

  8. Seekandyoushallfind says:

    Summary Details:
    Folio No.: 03-4120-023-3030
    Property: 534 MENENDEZ AVE
    Mailing Address: ALAN FARAGO &W LISA V

    Property Information:
    Primary Zone: 0100 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE
    Beds/Baths: 3/2
    Floors: 2
    Living Units: 1
    Adj Sq Footage: 2,874
    Lot Size: 9,150 SQ FT
    Year Built: 1926
    Legal Description: CORAL GABLES RIVIERA SEC 2 REV PB 28-18 LOTS 2 & 3 BLK 100 LOT SIZE 9150 SQ FT OR 15945-3189 0693 2 (2) OR 15954-3189 0693 02
    Assessment Information:
    Year: 2011 2010
    Land Value: $217,312 $272,212
    Building Value: $322,654 $322,804
    Market Value: $539,966 $595,016
    Assessed Value: $467,782 $460,869
    Exemption Information:
    Year: 2011 2010
    Homestead: $25,000 $25,000
    2nd Homestead: YES YES
    Taxable Value Information:
    Year: 2011 2010
    Taxing Authority: Applied Exemption/
    Taxable Value: Applied Exemption/
    Taxable Value:
    Regional: $50,000/$417,782 $50,000/$410,869
    County: $50,000/$417,782 $50,000/$410,869
    City: $50,000/$417,782 $50,000/$410,869
    School Board: $25,000/$442,782 $25,000/$435,869
    Sale Information:
    Sale Date: 6/1993
    Sale Amount: $495,000
    Sale O/R: 15954-3189Sales Qualification Description: Deeds which include more than one parcel
    View Additional Sales
    Additional Information:

  9. Alberto Ruiz says:

    My company, LARC Technical Institute, offers free computer repair to the South Florida community. So far, only one news agency, Univision, has investigated and proven that we are offering a legitimately free service. Univision interviewed me and several students and are close to airing their interview with us, but we want to do more in order to reach all of South Florida. Our company information, along with our free computer repair service offerings, can be found at our website… http://www.larctech.com We would love to be featured by your blog as a company that is working to help the community.

  10. anti wrinkle says:

    May I simply just say what a comfort to discover
    somebody who truly knows what they are talking about over the internet.

    You actually realize how to bring an issue to light and make it important.
    More and more people must check this out and understand this side of your story.
    I can’t believe you are not more popular because you definitely possess the gift.

  11. td0s says:

    Hey Alan, I write essays at a blog, prayforcalamity.com. A friend said you might be interested in my latest:


  12. I would like to speak with thou about a documentary project I am working on in Miami. You can reach me at the email below or 917-854-3914. Thanks!

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