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The pain of writing … and dating

There are so many adages about writing -- write what you know, write from the heart, show them don't tell them and the list goes on, ad nauseum. I took a fair share of writing classes as an undergrad and I loved those classes. That's the most fun I've ever had as a student in a learning scene, I have no doubt.

September 04, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Giving back

Business news: in the second quarter, South Carolina outpaced the nation in manufacturing growth -- 2.7 percent, above the national average of 2.5 percent and the Southeast average of 2.1 percent, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce. Columbia is now the hottest high-tech city in the South, recently ranked No. 2 in the U.S in high-tech employment growth.

September 04, 2013 | By Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Mirror, mirror

WASHINGTON -- The president is up early, already showered and preparing to shave. Wiping steam from the mirror, he grimaces slightly at his image.

September 04, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Miley’s mandate: return to prudery

MOUNTAINTOP, N.C. -- If opinions differ on Miley Cyrus' raunchy performance during MTV's recent Video Music Awards, on one thing we all can agree: Miley loves her tongue.

September 02, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


A Little known Civil War ‘Affair’ at Flat Rock

As a part of the centennial of the Civil War, in 1959 the South Carolina Archives Department published Military and Naval Operations in South Carolina, 1860-65. In the portion of the book treating Sherman's march through South Carolina, the department named a military action with little or no combat, an "Affair." That name describes this event at Flat Rock.

September 02, 2013 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


My sons’ Star Trek education

For many pre-teen boys (and those of us who are ... um ... much older) science fiction TV shows and movies are exciting fare that are almost required watching. How can a young man (or older one) get through life without knowing who Capt. James Tiberius Kirk, Han Solo, Marty McFly or The Doctor are?

September 02, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Living the simple life

We read a lot about people trying to simplify their lives.

August 30, 2013 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Don’t forget the rest of King’s speech

Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves.

August 30, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


The 20-something dating life

With three 20-somethings in the office, dating comes up a lot.

August 30, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


If I had a son, a father

WASHINGTON -- If I had a son, he would look like Christopher Lane, the 22-year-old Australian baseball player shot dead while jogging in Oklahoma.

August 28, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The most important meal of the day

I'm not what most people would call a "morning person." I'm not cheerful and talkative in the mornings. I like to sleep as late as I possibly can before waking up to get ready for the day. When I was in college and my friend, Elena, had to share my room for three months one summer, I made a rule about mornings: do not talk to me until after 11 a.m.

August 28, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Faith in times of tragedy

I cannot pinpoint the exact moment when I first heard that Gabbiee Swainson had been abducted.

August 28, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Columns


‘I Have a Dream’ lives 50 years on

Depending on what story you want to believe, I was either named for the bird Martin (likely a purple one) or for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There's also the more Jewish name origin, in that I may have been named for a female relative whose name was Matilda (or something close to that).

August 26, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


My chicken, myself

WASHINGTON -- In one of the early episodes of "Portlandia," the satirical show that makes fun of all things Portland, Ore., a couple dining out interviews the waitress about their potential chicken dinner.

August 26, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


GOP looks for love by Hillary-hating

Why are Republican Party leaders getting so worked up over a couple of television movies that haven't been produced yet? Oh, yeah. The proposed movies are about Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Grand Old Party's most galvanizing figure outside of President You-Know-Who.

August 26, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


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Parker: Before we lose our minds

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 ...

July 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Phillips: The best medicine

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 ...

July 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Noble: Doing the near impossible -- quickly

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 ...

July 29, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Eavesdropping on E.T.

I read the other day Stephen Hawking is leading a new effort to look for extraterrestrial life.

July 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rich: It goes so fast

A friend said something the other day which has clung like mist to the crevices of my mind. She's soon to turn 70 and ...

July 27, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Walker: Cat-tastrophe

America is No. 1 in the world for the number of cats with an estimated 74 million felines. Experts believe there are millions of unspayed ...

July 27, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Abbeville case key to S.C.'s future

There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- more important to the future of our state than fixing education. And as a result of the Abbeville case, we ...

July 27, 2015 | | Columns


Cahn: Looking back at myself

My father recently pulled the old "baby picture" trick, but for the modern age.

July 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Trumping himself

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump can't help himself. Nor can we.

July 24, 2015 | | Columns


Moment of Nature - July 24, 2015

The mere mention of the word "root extraction" concurs up images of the dentist chair, Novocain and the shrill sound of the drilling tool, which ...

July 24, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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