A long, long, dreary December awaits …

A long, long, dreary December awaits …

My father, one of my brothers and his wife all came down to my house from Pennsylvania and Ohio for Thanksgiving this year and we basically had almost...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Privacy right trumps choice

I read the article about the transgender student in Pickens County, his arrest and the police confrontation concerning his bathroom choice. This is an...

November 30th, 2016 |  


We are adjusting our sails, so to speak

We are adjusting our sails, so to speak

The Easley Progress and The Pickens Sentinel will undergo a life-changing event next week when the two publications merge to form The Sentinel-Progres...

November 30th, 2016 |  


My son, the lizard and a waiting game

My son, the lizard and a waiting game

When you’re the mom of boys, you’re going to have more than your fair share of stray animals brought into your home.I realize this and bei...

November 27th, 2016 |  


A new leader for a new South Carolina

A new leader for a new South Carolina

This column is part of a continuing series on The New South Carolina, about the changes that are transforming our state.February 15, 1956, Silas C. Mc...

November 25th, 2016 |  


Give them a hand, don’t get in the way

Give them a hand, don’t get in the way

When a community is facing a crisis, it always brings out the best (and the worst) in people. Such is the case with the wildfires burning at Pinnacle ...

November 25th, 2016 |  


Living in a post-truth age

Living in a post-truth age

Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2016 is “post-truth,” and is defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which obj...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


A holiday crisis — again?

America’s next crisis most likely started around the Halloween holiday. Many Americans buy more candy than they give away to the children trick ...

November 21st, 2016 |  


Love me, love my curves

Love me, love my curves

Recently, after some ill-advised Googling, I made a somewhat disturbing discovery — according to (every) source I can find online, I am consider...

November 21st, 2016 |  


Failure to divorce sets off tantrums

Failure to divorce sets off tantrums

America is like a couple who want a divorce for all the wrong reasons. The judge has ruled the couple must stay together and learn to communicate civi...

November 21st, 2016 |