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Honest to dog, it was a sticky situation

Honest to dog, it was a sticky situation

The last time I thought there was a mouse in my kitchen, it turned out to be a false alarm. …

August 28th, 2015 |  

Byline inequality does matter

Anna Quindlen relayed an eye-opening and hair-raising experience to her readers in 1990. “A newspaper editor said to me not …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

Time for the Pickens GOP to heal itself, the community

The Republican Party’s state committee upheld the 2015 Pickens County convention on Aug. 22 and will oversee the 2016 convention, …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Mama knows breast — I mean best

Mama knows breast — I mean best

If there’s one topic of childbirth that’s constantly under discussion, it’s breastfeeding. There have been protests waged by moms advocating …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Food Fight Bowl a time to make a difference

Sam Wyche is a well-known name in football circles, especially in upstate South Carolina and the Pickens County community, but …

August 20th, 2015 |  

Our children are our future

Did you know there are 681,000 children victims of maltreatment every year in the United States? Most of these are …

August 18th, 2015 |  

A look into the GOP candidate pool

The United States has certainly come a long way in the last 115 years, especially in the world of politics …

August 17th, 2015 |  

Life is a highway of memories

Life is a highway of memories

After the last week or so, I do believe it is time for a more upbeat message, something a little …

August 17th, 2015 |  

Remembering a life worth living

Remembering a life worth living

In light of what I have been writing about for the last week, it would only be fitting to share …

August 13th, 2015 |  

When the quest for more is no longer worthwhile

When the quest for more is no longer worthwhile

I was researching a billionaire who made a fortune in the pomegranate business when I came across an old New …

August 13th, 2015 |  

We call it the human condition

We call it the human condition

If you read my column from Wednesday, you are aware of the impending loss of my uncle and the situation …

August 10th, 2015 |  

How activists determine the course

I don’t know any of the 13 activists who lowered themselves from the St. John ’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon, …

August 10th, 2015 |  

Saying good-bye not an easy road

Saying good-bye not an easy road

Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to say, even when you write to pay the bills like I …

August 6th, 2015 |  

The ills of shaming on social media

People sometimes forget that physics — for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction — also applies to …

August 5th, 2015 |  

Nothing but forever in front of him

Nothing but forever in front of him

My oldest son is 20, which in and of itself makes me feel old, but in the scheme of things, …

August 1st, 2015 |  

Doodle Trail needs everyone’s support

Sentiments concerning The Doodle Trail run the gambit, but there are two things the community cannot deny: It is here …

July 31st, 2015 |  

County should be proud of Center

A great many stories in the news lately have been about South Carolina, most of which have been in relation …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Nothing compares to a smile

Nothing compares to a smile

“Art, literature, music, poetry, and a smile are the reflections of the good man is truly capable of, I should …

July 30th, 2015 updated: July 30th, 2015. |  

What are you made of?

What are you made of?

“Never quit because something is hard, you are capable of more than you can imagine.” We are back on the …

July 25th, 2015 |  

Just ride on …

Just ride on …

Did you know Kevin Costner’s first on film role was as the corpse in The Big Chill? I know, seems …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

Being offended now a common condition

When did everyone in the United States become so offended? By everything? You can no longer turn on your television, …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

Turning the page – One SC

Turning the page – One SC

As these words are being written, the ceremony of lowering the Confederate flag at the capital is happening – literally. …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

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