By Sam SandersThe Pelican’s Journey: The Pelicans Journey into the Big Boat WorldSam Sanders was born in Michigan, but has been in New York City since he was a teenager.
His parents, Joe and Helen, owned a restaurant in Queens and were the parents of three children, all of whom were born in New England.
But Sam grew up in Michigan and was brought up in Connecticut, where he was the only child of parents who worked in the textile industry.
He was also raised by a middle-class family in Brooklyn, New York, which is where he first began his career as a journalist.
As a journalist, Sanders is not interested in telling people’s stories, he says, but he does enjoy the challenge of capturing the people that make a city what it is.
He is an avid sports fan, and in his spare time he runs a bicycle repair business, which he shares with his wife, a nurse.
He has traveled the world on his bicycle and has lived in the Bahamas, Australia, Chile, Spain, Brazil, Israel, and Peru.
His first trip to the Caribbean was a trip with his friend, journalist John Besh, to the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
“It was such a weird experience,” he recalls.
“We were in St. Vitus, a beautiful island, and I was a little overwhelmed.
There was a beautiful view of the sea and the bay, but there was no water.
The boat was full of trash.
They had a garbage dump that had been there for years.
We were sitting there with all this garbage, and they were cleaning it up, and we were kind of like, ‘Why don’t we just do that?’
So we got to the islands, and it was really incredible.
The sea was just so pristine and beautiful.”
Sam Sanders on his trip to St. Thomas, St. Lucie County, Florida, in 2004.
Photo by Sam SandersAfter spending time in the Caribbean, Sam moved to Florida and got a job at the Tampa Bay Times in 1991.
He wrote for the paper for four years and was also a freelancer for the Tampa Tribune.
But the writing was over.
He decided to try something new, which was starting a new profession.
“I got really into journalism and journalism and writing,” he says.
“There were all these opportunities, but nothing was happening for me.
So I decided I wanted to try writing something myself.
And I kind of went to the Internet and got this thing called The Times of Florida.
And it was so exciting.”
Sanders started writing articles for the Times of St Petersburg in 1993.
“At the time, the Internet was just starting,” he remembers.
“You could write anything.
You could write about anything.
So it was kind of a wild, crazy ride.”
He got his start in journalism by writing for the Orlando Sentinel, which included a profile of the former Florida governor and GOP vice presidential candidate, Jeb Bush.
Sanders was one of several reporters at the paper that covered Bush, and he says he learned a lot about the candidate.
“He was a really, really interesting guy,” Sanders says.
The campaign of the futureBush, who is now the Republican presidential candidate for the U.S. Senate, visited St. Petersburg for a two-day tour in June 1994.
Sanders took part in a meeting with Bush and other leaders, which Bush described as a “brief but interesting and enlightening discussion.”
Afterward, Sanders went back to St Petersburg to write the profile.
“It was a very interesting time for journalism,” Sanders recalls.
“I was really taken by the energy of what was going on in the world at the time,” he adds.
“And it was a great time to write about the future of journalism.”
Sanders went on to work for The Miami Herald and later, for the New York Times.
He started his own newspaper, the New Jersey Times, in 1993, and was fired from the paper in 1996.
“That was probably the biggest disappointment of my career,” Sanders remembers.
But he did manage to work at the Times, and after his retirement in 2005, he was hired by The Times as a reporter.
Sanders began writing a column for the newspaper in 2000.
He had been living in New Hampshire for more than a year by then.
“One of the reasons I went to New Hampshire was to work on this piece, which I had been working on for years,” he said.
“So I was able to stay home for a year and just write about it.”
Sanders said the column, titled “The Big Boat,” was the first piece he ever wrote for The Times, after his first column, “A Little Bird,” for the Florida Herald-Tribune in 1988.
“What I found out was that it was not a story that I could do very well on the paper,” he recalled.
“But I was very fortunate that the editor of