"Until the arrival of Joe Riley, Charleston was a sleepwalking, underachieving city with its eyes fastened on a past where its citizens began the most calamitous war in American history. The story of Joe Riley is the story of the renaissance of a city restored to greatness by the dauntless vision of a single man." --Pat Conroy
This is one that bears trotting out again. I can't decide if I was being tongue in cheek when I wrote it back in 2007 or if I was actually foretelling what we could expect from then on out.
WASHINGTON -- As the Islamic State amped up attacks around the world, the Pentagon responded by bravely announcing that American women will now be put in direct ground combat.
A few months ago, a reader showed up at an event I was doing and handed me a newspaper clipping of a column I wrote eight or nine years ago.
Now that all of the Thanksgiving feasts and a fraction of the leftovers have been consumed, the holiday season is in full swing. For many, this time of year often brings much needed time away from the office, more time with family and friends, travel and preparing for the colder temperatures December usually brings. While we're gearing up for the holidays, some of our feathered friends are gearing up for an entirely different season.
Excellent patient care is a priority at KershawHealth. Every day, our physician and employee teams here work hard to care for our families, friends and neighbors with the right care to every patient, every time. This is a cornerstone of high-quality healthcare and essential to our success. In fact, as healthcare shifts more and more toward reimbursing hospitals not only for the services we provide, but also for the quality of those services, we are committed to excellence in every aspect of our services.
Unless something really changes during the next 11 months, I may skip voting for president for the first time since I became eligible to vote more than 30 years ago.
WASHINGTON -- Predictably, the killing rampage at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility has prompted a political scrimmage of the usual sort.
As a non-partisan mayor with little real power, I am nonetheless elected to look out for all the people of Camden, a city with many interconnected groups. I am reminded of St. Paul's teachings on the Mystical Body of Christ: "The eye cannot say to the hand, 'I have no need of you;'" or again, the head to the feet, "I have no need of you." Here, we cannot say to the homeless and the hungry, "we have no need of you," because we do: we are one body.
"Who are your people? Where did you grow up? Are you from around here? Where did you go to school?"
It's been a couple of years since I've gone to the annual Tatum Thanksgiving family reunion. We have traditionally gathered at my aunt's house in Bamberg the Saturday after Thanksgiving to catch up, re-tell hoary but hilarious tales of years past, engage in a little ancestor worship and, of course, gorge shamelessly on a meal guaranteed to shut down the collective circulatory system of a medium sized elephant herd.
WASHINGTON -- Surely he's finally gone and done it now.
Occasionally, sleep will sneak away from me in the middle of the night. I will try not to get my mind going because once it takes off, it will wear me out with all its thinking.
The 150th anniversary year of the Civil War with various reenactments and activities came to an end in the spring of 2015. Although matters about the war and Sherman's march toward the end of it no longer dominates the local press, a matter came up in late September 2015 to cause a brief return to it.
I'm thankful for my family, my job, where I live and the fact my car hasn't completely broken down.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
A friend of mine posted a video on social media recently.
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 ...
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 ...
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