One year ago today the Deep Horizon oil spill started in the Gulf of Mexico. At the time, many pundits predicted the decimation of the Gulf, and subsequently, the ruin of the tourism industry in Florida. Well, I just heard on the radio that the health of the Gulf of Mexico today is equivalent to what it was prior to the spill. Imagine that! Not a drop of oil -- let alone tar balls -- ever showed up on a Sarasota beach. (Thank goodness!) This photo shows the scene at Siesta Key Beach last Sunday morning around 10:00 a.m. --- busy, busy, busy with lots of tourists have fun, fun, fun on the oil free beach. Good thing not everyone buys what prognosticators sell.