The Easley Progress- RSS OPINION Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/OPINION http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/OPINION Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:08:26 EST 1800 You’re as young or old as you feel http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/152536452/Youre-as-young-or-old-as-you-feel It's happened. At some point I officially became everything my teenage self swore she never would — a boring adult. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:20:52 EST Government, religion have no business being in bed together http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/152553995/Government-religion-have-no-business-being-in-bed-together A misconception exists in the United States over the “separation of Church and State” and the intent of our Founding Fathers where the establishment of this nation is concerned, with the public and politicians alike misquoting facts to... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:50:55 EST Buck stops here: replacing Jackson on the $20 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/152379396/Buck-stops-here:-replacing-Jackson-on-the-$20 Andrew Jackson, the seventh U.S. President, is known and honored for his military prowess and for founding what would become the Democratic party. His face appears on one of the most commonly used forms of U.S. currency: the $20 bill. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:40:52 EST Genetics can’t lie, no matter the protesting http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/152508571/Genetics-cant-lie-no-matter-the-protesting Sometimes I find it funny how genetics has played out in my sons even if they desperately don't want to be like me. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:35:53 EST Never judge a book — or a blanket — by its cover http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/152375578/Never-judge-a-book--or-a-blanket--by-its-cover In October 2011, when I was expecting our son, Benjamin, my grandmother knitted me a little blanket for my baby shower. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:20:51 EST And when we get behind closed doors … http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/152429006/And-when-we-get-behind-closed-doors I have been writing in one form or another since I was a child, beginning with home-drawn comics and then fiction as a teen which eventually led to other writing ventures. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 11:35:51 EST Open records compliance remains an issue http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/152376951/Open-records-compliance-remains-an-issue The controversy encircling Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her use of private email to conduct public business provides our latest example of government in the shadows, a situation we know well in South Carolina. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:46:01 EST It’s Sunshine Week in SC and the nation http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/152376817/Its-Sunshine-Week-in-SC-and-the-nation It's Sunshine Week in South Carolina and the nation.It is a time to recognize and encourage open government and letting the sun shine in on public documents and meetings. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:45:58 EST Unfinished business is like a poke in the ribs http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/152302289/Unfinished-business-is-like-a-poke-in-the-ribs So, I am going to be dating myself with this one and there's no way to get around it. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:46:17 EST Is DST a thing of the past? http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/152249490/Is-DST-a-thing-of-the-past The original purpose behind daylight-saving time was simple: to make better use of daylight. Clocks are moved an hour ahead during the summer months to shift an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. But is it still relevant in... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:46:16 EST An apple a day? Aim well and throw hard http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/152249623/An-apple-a-day-Aim-well-and-throw-hard As a parent, there is no more helpless, frustrating, pound-your-head-against-the-wall feeling then when your child is sick. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:20:53 EST Who needs a thermostat when you have an attic fan http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/152252193/Who-needs-a-thermostat-when-you-have-an-attic-fan I guess no matter where you're from, you have your traditions, or maybe it's just an individual thing and we're all just weird. But there's always that time of year when I know the worst of the cold weather is over, when I can... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:35:53 EST Another tragic display of SC’s domestic violence problem http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/152119828/Another-tragic-display-of-SCs-domestic-violence-problem On February 5, around 1:15 p.m., students at the University of South Carolina received a text message warning “SHOTS FIRED” — two words that would send chills and panic through the large campus that is home to nearly 32,000... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 21:45:54 EST Sometimes it is who you know http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/152170274/Sometimes-it-is-who-you-know All I can say is what a country we live in. I guess the old adage “It's not what you know, but who you know” is true. Sat, 7 Mar 2015 11:35:52 EST Exercise your right to know http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/152170297/Exercise-your-right-to-know What is Freedom of Information and why is it necessary, not only for journalists, but the public as a whole? Sat, 7 Mar 2015 09:15:51 EST A lesson in Judaism 101 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/152115878/A-lesson-in-Judaism-101 As I have briefly mentioned in my columns in the past, unlike the vast majority of residents here in Pickens County, I am not a Christian. I am Jewish, as is my family. And as a Jew (although I have neglected to previously) I thought it might be... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:20:54 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/letters/152129386/ I read David Moody's column in The Easley Progress entitled “Technology in the Classroom SDPC Facing Public Pressure To Not Raise Taxes.” He wrote people like me, “oppose any tax hike, no matter the size, to support updated... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:30:51 EST President for a day: The bizarre story of David Atchison http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/152121133/President-for-a-day:-The-bizarre-story-of-David-Atchison Today we know Inauguration Day as Jan. 20, but it didn't used to be. In fact, up until 1933, United States presidents were sworn into office on March 4 — the date the Constitution was declared into effect by the 1st U.S. Congress in 1789. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 06:45:52 EST Finger-pinching, knuckle-lacerating fun at Fort Apache http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/151997152/Finger-pinching-knuckle-lacerating-fun-at-Fort-Apache I had occasion over the weekend to get into a conversation on old toys being passed down in families and I couldn't help but go back to a time when I received a hand-me-down toy and the longer I thought about it, well, the more I thought about... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:35:51 EST No, I don’t pair my socks http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/151989853/No-I-dont-pair-my-socks When you work throughout the week, as most people do, the weekend is supposed to be your time off. Two glorious days in which to sleep in, immerse yourself in a Netflix binge of your favorite television show and wear yoga pants with no actual... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:20:55 EST