Addiction is no laughing matter

Addiction is no laughing matter

My sister-in-law posted an old photograph that she had found of my brother on Facebook a few days ago … and it broke my heart. Not a normal reac...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Looking back brings a chuckle or four

Looking back brings a chuckle or four

As is my custom during the closing days of July, I talk about my mother as we celebrated another birthday for the most loved woman in my life.That isn...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Long, winding road restores my faith

Long, winding road restores my faith

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “These guys restore my faith in humanity.”Yes, I just finished covering and shootin...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Remembering the author of ‘The New Colossus’

On this date in 1849, a baby girl named Emma Lazarus was born into a wealthy Jewish New York family, the fourth of an eventual seven children.The prod...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Nintendo, you have my full attention

Nintendo, you have my full attention

By nature, I’ve never been a very materialistic person. I shop at second-hand stores and yard sales for my household decor and I buy generic bra...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Blue laws do have a purpose

With more and more cities, towns and counties throughout South Carolina passing referendums to allow the Sunday sale of alcohol, “Blue Laws̶...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Time for the ride of the year

Time for the ride of the year

It’s that time of year again and I couldn’t be happier — that is until day two and then I may have to rethink my lack of training th...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Cuba and the United States, one year later

One year ago today, the United States resumed full diplomatic relations with Cuba, shocking the world and putting an end to more than five decades of ...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Hindsight is 20/20 — especially when lives are at stake

Hindsight is 20/20 — especially when lives are at stake

When you’re in the business of reporting the news, you can never really take a vacation. The phone still rings, the emails still come in and Fac...

July 15th, 2016 |  


Even one man can make a difference

Even one man can make a difference

Over the last two weeks, death and anger have been the focal point in our country. The deaths of two black Americans in Baton Rouge and Minnesota foll...

July 14th, 2016 |