Conformity not really a good thing

Conformity not really a good thing

As a rule I don’t buy into many of the news stories you see passed along on social media as the sources for these stories are usually far from t...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Gluten-free not always the way to go

In recent years, going “gluten-free” has become a huge movement in this country. It’s more than just a weight loss fad — it...

May 26th, 2016 |  


So much for blending in with the younger set

So much for blending in with the younger set

This past weekend my husband Jon, my in-laws, myself and our two boys, Ben and Sam, all headed to Charleston for my brother-in-law’s wedding.The...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


If it’s broken, we need to fix it

If it’s broken, we need to fix it

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Those are words my father has used with me so many times in my lifetime I was sure I would ...

May 21st, 2016 |  


Glad I picked journalism and not cosmetology

Glad I picked journalism and not cosmetology

I grew up as the oldest child — and the only girl — in a fairly large family. My younger brothers were my first playmates when we were kid...

May 20th, 2016 |  


One person keeps you in the dark

One person keeps you in the dark

Government belongs to YOU, not politicians. You have every right to know what your elected and appointed officials are up to and how government bureau...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Being a journalist not an easy profession

Being a journalist not an easy profession

Being a journalist is hard. That sounds a great deal like the whiny complaints you hear often enough these days, but that’s not the way I meant ...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Shaking their heads about Congress

I had the good fortune last week to spend some time in Washington, D.C. with about a dozen former members of Congress. As you’d expect, we got t...

May 13th, 2016 |  


A ten-bell salute for Pops

A ten-bell salute for Pops

One of the most fascinating people I have ever had the privilege of knowing passed away on Friday.He partied with Johnny Cash, he taught Elvis Presley...

May 13th, 2016 |  


Babies, marriage and family in S.C.

Babies, marriage and family in S.C.

Tackling ‘big issues’ is tough. It’s far easier for policy makers and politicians to make a speech or issue a press release with a f...

May 12th, 2016 |