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Prince returns to his classic funky ways

Ah, Prince, how we’ve missed you. Prince Rogers Nelson has finally “Kiss”-ed and made up with Warner Bros. Records, regaining control of his original catalog of music and put out not one, but two albums worth of new music on the same day.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 10:55 a.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Prince returns to his classic funky ways Comments 0 Comments

The love or hate of air conditioning

It’s a funny thing. That’s what Mama used to say when something baffled her. Like Mama, I prefer that things make common sense. Otherwise, I’ll ponder, figure, study, and try to decipher that funny thing until it’s somewhat sensible.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 10:57 a.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | The love or hate of air conditioning Comments 0 Comments

Soft skills

In early September, I attended a meeting of superintendents in Greenville. A major area of discussion was the development of a workforce that would attract sustainable industry to South Carolina and how K-12 education fits into this puzzle. To underscore this discussion, the meeting included a tour of the BMW plant in Spartanburg. Wow! This facility absolutely reflects what a 21st century workplace looks like and what many of our students will need to be prepared to enter. I talk a lot about preparing students for their future and not our past. The BMW tour reminded me why this is ...

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 10:58 a.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Soft skills Comments 0 Comments

Op-Ed: The penny sales tax

On Nov. 4, Kershaw County citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the Kershaw County School District facilities referendum. Because of legislation passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, voters will be able to decide whether or not a penny sales tax that would be collected for 15 years could be imposed in the county and used by the school district to fund the projects in the referendum.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 11:00 a.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Op-Ed: The penny sales tax Comments 0 Comments

Musical talent … or the lack thereof

I was in Boston recently and just down from our hotel, in the heart of the Back Bay, is the Berklee College of Music.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:03 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Musical talent … or the lack thereof Comments 0 Comments

A little panic might be helpful

WASHINGTON -- Now, now, let’s not panic.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:04 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | A little panic might be helpful Comments 0 Comments

That little cabin in the woods

I obviously enjoy sharing stories from my childhood and other eras of my life in this column. I’ve told you about the time my pony took me on a crazy ride through a shed with a low ceiling and the time I got “lost” at the New York World’s Fair. This week I’m going to tell you about a very special place that was the scene of many of my happiest childhood memories.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:05 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | That little cabin in the woods Comments 0 Comments

Not just guns - Part Two

Hollywood’s most recent spate of pirate movies, the Pirates of the Caribbean series starring Johnny Depp, illustrates the age-old stereotype of “the pirate.” Depp is the perfect swaggering pirate, his full head of dreadlocks wrapped in a cloth, waistcoat belted with heavy leather, on occasion an 18th century skirted frock coat and a tricorn hat. Pistols and swords in his belt within easy reach for a fight. Soft leather boots folded down at the top. Swashbuckling at its best. Depp embodies the definitive pirate style.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 5:06 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Not just guns - Part Two Comments 0 Comments

A remedy for high turnover

ASPEN, Colo. -- One of the challenges that advocates are discussing here at an anti-poverty conference in Aspen -- yes, I realize the irony -- is getting buy-in from the private sector. How do you convince companies that social spending and government “handouts” are good for the bottom line?

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Posted: oct. 14, 2014 5:10 p.m. | Updated: oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | A remedy for high turnover Comments 0 Comments

Music appreciation

My taste in music is pretty diverse. I seriously listen to every genre. However, I do have my favorites as I am sure many people do, and I have found that my preference for some genres are restricted to certain decades.

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Posted: oct. 14, 2014 5:13 p.m. | Updated: oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Music appreciation Comments 0 Comments

Tough times come, tough times go

Lately, I seem to be reminded of the old adage “tough times never last but tough people do.” It has me wondering: do tough people simply outlast the tough times or is it that people actually become tough as a result of surviving adversities over and over? Perhaps the answer lies in what we find on the other side of those difficult times. Perchance on the other side of these really burdensome and painful moments in our lives lay tougher people. It does make sense. Trying and practicing to be tough over and over would have to deliver a positive ...

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Posted: oct. 14, 2014 5:12 p.m. | Updated: oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Tough times come, tough times go Comments 0 Comments


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