"Hey," said the guy next to me at the blackjack table, "you know what they call people who hang around casinos?"
Flowers are blooming, the sky's blue and it's motorcycle-riding season.
Here's a good thing about the internet: it gives everyone a chance to be heard.
Lying is in the news these days.
I'm reading that two boxers – Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao – have agreed to whomp on each other for $250 million.
• Mary Katherine entered the convent, and the Mother Superior told her, "Sister, this is a silent order. You are welcome to stay here as long as you like, but you may not speak until I direct you to do so."
The City University of New York is banning the use of the salutations "Mr." and "Mrs." and "Ms." as part of the school's "ongoing effort to ensure a respectful, welcoming and gender-inclusive learning environment."
Things I promise not to write about today:
You've probably heard of Uber, the ride-sharing service taking the world's cities by storm.
Though it's been many years since DuPont Co. maintained a sizeable presence here in Kershaw County, there are no doubt hundreds -- perhaps thousands -- of May Plant retirees who still hold the company's stock in their retirement fund and depend on it to maintain their standard of living.
• If you're old enough, try to recall this scene:
There's about as much love between New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and the city's police department as there is between Sony and North Korea.
Here we are, in the midst of the Christmas season, and the Scrooges of the world have once again tried to ruin it for everybody.
We're now entering the most sacred season of the year, that time when men in Kershaw County bow their heads, reflect on their good fortune and ponder COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL SEASON.
The popular web site Slate says intermissions should be brought back to movie theaters.
After I wrote a column last week detailing my secret dream of becoming a symphony conductor, my friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County called me.
If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
Like most people, I'm interested in the public school system of this county and state. Often my interest goes beyond that, to other areas of the country, especially urban school systems, which have often struggled.
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