I do not consider myself an alarmist nor do I normally get overly excited about things, but there is definitely cause for concern regarding a recent find in town. In late May, I performed a residential tree check in the Kendall Lake area. As a general rule, I do my best not only to look at the tree of concern but also to walk the property to make sure other trees are OK as well. In doing so at this particular property, one tree caught my eye. Then I saw another and another and another. My first thought was, "Uh-oh ...
We who live in other cities ask what drove Detroit into bankruptcy. What we really want to know is whether it could happen to us.
In typical cop humor, the brothers are nicknamed 'flash bang' and 'speed bump.'
WASHINGTON -- Redemption is in the air, we keep hearing. Americans don't care about a person's sex life because, well, they have one, too, and, hey, we all have weeds in our garden.
There are few things more startling than seeing the face of an infamous bomber on the cover of your favorite publication (ex-favorite publication, I should add). When I pick up an issue of Rolling Stone magazine, I expect to see a well-known artist or up and coming one, not the face of a terrorist. But, not the latest issue. Instead, Rolling Stone chose to decorate its latest cover with the face of accused Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
WASHINGTON -- It is easy to understand how everyone in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case feels.
As this was written, no one knew how the jury would decide the Trayvon Martin case. And no matter what the jury decided, the verdict will surely arouse strong emotions and debates about race, violence and American society.
A decision made by the S.C. Supreme Court Wednesday made national headlines ... if you're a journalist, that is. There's a great blog maintained by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ, of which I'm a member) called FOI FYI.
The quarter life crisis is real, ladies and gentleman.
There are rewards for diligence. We have been rearranging the collections storage stacks at the Camden Archives and Museum for the past month. Three of us going through each box, each folder, each book and object making sure that it is listed in the collections database correctly. My task is to check the oversized materials -- the things that need to go in a map case and the large books stashed around the stacks. It's not scintillating work but it has to be done -- so we plod through one more stack of books and the next shelf of storage boxes ...
As the father of a young man who is close to the same age, size and build as Trayvon Martin, I sympathize with his parents.
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My only personal reference to Mount Rushmore was a background to Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest and an American icon. But after my three-year involvement with "tourism," both from Historic Camden's perspective, as well as city/county "tourism initiatives," when I toured Mount Rushmore last week the answer to "Why Mount Rushmore?" was startling. I naively assumed this National Monument was created as a tribute to presidents and homage to our nation and that Mount Rushmore was the ideal location. But that's not the core reason. Surprisingly, the answer was simply, "tourism."
I'm not completely sure who said it, but I frequently hear the quote "life begins at the end of your comfort zone" posted anywhere from social media sites to scrawled on the covers of journals. I've always had issues with doing things alone. Not necessarily that I have issues being alone but more along the lines of eating at a restaurant or seeing a movie in theatres; things that I'd prefer to do with another person or a group of people. I have no qualms in shopping alone or doing other activities independently but outings such as ...
WASHINGTON -- Republicans seem to be adopting the self-immolation tactics of principled martyrs.
If there's one thing Senior Staff Writer Jim Tatum and I can talk for hours about it's favorite movies and TV shows from ...
WASHINGTON -- The Trump riddle continues to compel: How has he managed to successfully execute such a mass deception?
At the Battle of Camden's 235th anniversary, I spoke on behalf of the city. I remembered Bono, rock star and humanitarian, stating every country ...
WASHINGTON -- We're going to have Donald Trump around for a while, which prompts the question: What is Trumpism? Or, to put it more tartly ...
Isn't it funny -- by that I mean strange -- how things have a way of working out? Call it fate, destiny, karma, luck, a blessing ...
What if I asked you to name the most famous song that has come from South Carolina?
What's up with this Ashley Madison thing?
Not long ago, I watched a couple of documentaries on ESPN about the Southeastern Conference called, SEC: Storied.
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