JULY 10, 2015 --- As these words are being written, the ceremony of lowering the Confederate flag at the capital is happening -- literally.
WASHINGTON -- The past may not be past, as William Faulkner once put it. But it sure seems to be leaving.
Sometimes the inspiration for my weekly column comes from the strangest of places. Often, there's a hot news story, usually controversial, I feel like espousing my opinion about. That's not so strange. Other times, I think back to something which has happened in my life, hopefully funny, to share with you. That also is not particularly strange. But this week the idea came to me as I sat at home playing my guitar and trying to figure out some new songs I had never played before. None of them were really "new," but they were new to me.
Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to join a client kayaking down a creek on his property. As we slowly floated along the beautiful waterway, I couldn't help but remind him of just how fortunate he was to own several miles of such wonderful nature. He turned to me and commented on how cool it must be for me to be able to call it "my office." When I was heading out into the field the next morning, notebook and binoculars in hand, he called to me from across the road.
In one surreal, beyond pustular moment, shots rang out in a house of worship.
Sticker shock -- we all face it at one time or another. Whether it's the cost of a home, an automobile or even a stay in the hospital, it's easy to be taken aback by the prices we pay. In an effort to help patient consumers make better informed decisions about their own care, KershawHealth is participating in PricePoint, the South Carolina Hospital Association's (SCHA) new website designed to clarify hospital pricing in our state.
Once on the Andy Griffith Show, Ernest T. Bass tried to join the Army. Several times, Barney says comically, "He's a nut!"
The controversy about whether to rename the Washington, D.C., football team is not a new one. However, our controversy here in South Carolina regarding the Confederate battle flag, got me thinking about other symbols.
Oh … the ever so wonderful sleepless nights of a worried parent. If we're lucky, they don't come often.
WASHINGTON -- "So, Mom," he says. "Did you tweet that you were going on 'Meet the Press'?"
WASHINGTON -- Stranger things have happened in American politics, but the sudden surge of Democratic/Populist Bernie Sanders and Republican/Pompulist Donald Trump puts one in mind of alternate universes.
Years back, in the late 1990s during my first stint living in South Carolina, I was a NASCAR fan. Not as passionate about it as some people, for sure, but I was interested and watched every race on TV and even went to a couple of major races in Charlotte and one in Darlington. It was a lot of fun.
The recent murder of nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston has sparked many different reactions. Confederate flags are coming down, people are talking about race in different ways and the subject of guns and violence is now back on the agenda in our state and country.
Hello, my name is Jimmy and I'm a hypochondriac.
Many people have crossed the path of my life, but only one crossed it from three different directions. Don Light, one of Nashville's most admired powerbrokers and star makers, was meant to be part of my life. I say this repeatedly because I encountered him through friends in country music, Southern gospel and NASCAR racing.
I think I may have a new hero.
For at least 20 years, maybe 25, Mama planned her home-going to heaven. Not a week -- and sometimes not a day -- went by when she ...
When researching almost any topic, no matter how mundane or limited in scope, one faces the problem of determining the accuracy of information he finds ...
There's an old joke claiming a new computer is obsolete by the time you buy it.
WASHINGTON -- It is good to be President Barack Obama these days.
WASHINGTON -- Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it's time to phase out and replace Medicare -- as opposed to "attacking the ...
The world, and life in general, is filled with sadness, despair, hopelessness, hatred, evil, negativity and sorrow of all kinds. Sorry to be such a ...
What's your favorite pet: dog or cat? What do you prefer on your hot dog: mustard or ketchup? Who do you like for president ...
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