CLEVELAND -- Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much.
After the school year ends and the dust settles, it's always fun and gratifying for me to look at the accomplishments of our students and staff over the past year. As I frequently say, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) consistently outperforms its resources. The 2015-16 school year was certainly a year of noteworthy achievement. Here are just a few examples:
As the years of Mama's life grew long into the shadows of age, she managed to squeeze every bit of good out of growing old. She used it to get both what she wanted and to shun that which she did not want.
WASHINGTON -- Nice, France.
And with those famous words from the old Underdog cartoon show, I bid you all a fond adieu.
I met the guy -- seems just like yesterday -- one day when I was home from the Lowcountry visiting the office. I think I had met him briefly when he was first interviewing here, but didn't remember much -- after all, I was leaving and pretty well distracted.
WASHINGTON -- Horror. Shock. Disbelief. Numbness. Grief. Anger. And terrible sadness.
The despair in their eyes haunts me still. The dullness of emotion, the deadness of spirit shall remain forever embedded in my memory.
I was talking with Darlington (S.C.) County Treasurer Belinda Copeland last week and we were having a bit of fun over some of the topics I have recently addressed in this column, and how some of my comments may have come across as being a bit negative. The word "harsh" may have come up.
One week ago today, an email appeared in my inbox which completely blew me away. It was from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). I've been a member in the past and hope to be again (need to catch up on my dues, you know), and still receive emails from them occasionally about things going on in journalism across the country.
WASHINGTON -- Perusing the wires on a deadline morn, I was struck by a constellation of intellectuals struggling to translate the relative meanings of Brexit, Donald Trump and the West's populist surge against elites.
Merely my perspective, but with more than 300 hundred million people in our country, I am more than puzzled over our choices in presidential candidates. I mean seriously, is this the best we can do? I imagine many people have asked the same question. While I am not a huge fan of either of the picks, what I do know is not voting will not be an option for me.
E Pluribus Unum or out of many, one.
As we hurtle toward intermission in this theater of the absurd we call the 2016 presidential election, I feel compelled once again to hearken back to the prescient words of the late, great George Carlin, who said the following nearly three decades ago:
WASHINGTON -- But of course Bill Clinton wants his wife to become president of the United States and make history as the nation's first female commander in chief.
It's a little odd to have such a beautiful spring day in January. Not unheard of, not even uncommon, but odd nonetheless.
WASHINGTON -- So, that happened.
When I was the age of four, Mama's uncle, a kind and successful man, died. The call came late one night that his life ...
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Eight years ago, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated that we would have to pass the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in order to ...
WASHINGTON -- A recent tweet from @realDonaldTrump: "John Lewis is an American hero. I look forward to working with him in the years to come."
Why is it that even now, as a middle aged adult, I have a difficult time keeping a straight face in church?
WASHINGTON -- Republicans can argue until their last breath that Trump objectors are sore losers, but isn't more at stake than "mere politics"? This phrase ...
When I was in elementary school, I used to love MLK Day. Not for the shallow reason that we had the day off, but for ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- If Death lingers in courtroom corridors awaiting sentences, this historic city's federal courthouse was surely a top destination. On Tuesday, the ...
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