I'm a sucker for orcas (a/k/a killer whales), dolphins and whales. I just love them. Depending on the species, they are, in turn, cute, amazing, majestic.
During Black History Month, one particular white man is worth talking about. A descendent of the founders of Charleston, Bud Ferillo embodies a singular vantage point. In 1970, at age 24, he managed Congressman Jim Clyburn's first political campaign and led the floor fight to delete a school segregation plank from the Democratic Party platform at its state convention. He served as chief of staff to two speakers of the House and as deputy lieutenant governor in Gov. Dick Riley's second administration, helping to draft the Education Improvement Act. In partnership with John Rainey, Ferillo's 2005 documentary ...
A few years ago my company did some work for the city and mayor of Barcelona, Spain, developing innovative internet and new technology strategies. Both the city and the mayor were wonderful. I thought about them today when I read an article in my local newspaper about plastics in the ocean globally -- and in Charleston.
WASHINGTON -- If you ask Donald Trump fans what they like about him, there's an excellent chance they'll say, "Because he's not politically correct."
In my childhood home, I did not grow up surrounded with literature or commercial novels. What I did grow up with were two items read daily by my parents with strong interest and complete devotion: The Bible and the daily newspaper.
A friend of mine posted a video on social media recently.
I read a fairly horrifying account of a man who, back in February 1979, found himself paralyzed over the course of just a few days. Thankfully, his condition was temporary, but it took Ralph Neas -- who wrote a first-person account in the Washington Post on Jan. 11 -- nearly two years to fully recover.
WASHINGTON -- The first question to Hillary Clinton from an audience member during Monday night's Democratic town hall in Iowa must have been a blow from one so young -- a potential new voter -- this close to the caucuses.
The debate over Glass-Steagall needs to die already.
"This has been a different, and difficult year for South Carolina; a year that warrants a different kind of speech," Gov. Haley said in her recent State of the State Address.
I recently read a news item about a guy, described as an amateur scientist, who has been keeping extremely venomous snakes and goading them into biting him as part of an ongoing home research project into snakebite vaccine. In fact, he has allowed his snakes, including a couple of rattlers, cobras, a taipan and black mamba, to bite him something like 160 times during the past several years.
WASHINGTON -- At first it seemed too weirdly awful to be true, but there she was: Sarah Palin standing next to Donald Trump last Tuesday and endorsing him for president.
After having dinner with our friends, David and Kim, we were leaving the restaurant when someone noticed a placard directing a group toward a reserved room.
Driving into the Camden Training Center on Chestnut Street in Camden felt like the first day of school when you know no one and know nothing about the class, the school or the teacher. As many of you know from my previous columns, I'm a dog person. I know them, love them and can read them from a distance. A horse? Well, that's a whole different story. I can barely find the barn, let alone identify a breed of horse. So, on this brisk day in January, I brushed off my nerves and proceeded on the adventure to ...
WASHINGTON -- Two recent comments by famous feminists have underscored the inevitable and predicted the foregone: The feminist era of Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem and Madeleine ...
A little more than three months ago, my siblings and I found ourselves in a familiar but unwelcome place -- the hallway of the cardiac intensive- ...
While living in South Carolina, I was fortunate enough to have a Rufous Hummingbird hang around my home from December 2013 to April 2014. This ...
Lately, I've been thinking: If there's anything to reincarnation, then I want to come back as one of my critters.
PALM BEACH, Fla. -- As speaking fees go, Hillary Clinton's allegedly scandalous $200,000 per engagement is chump change compared with Donald Trump's $1 ...
It was a rare, precious afternoon for me. Dixie Dew and I were settled deeply into an easy chair with legs flopped across the ottoman ...
This story was supposed to have a happy ending.
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