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Giving Back

Recently, I was listening to a talk radio host railing about how public schools "no longer teach values." This issue seems to be a mantra of sorts for some folks in the media, many of whom I suspect haven’t been anywhere near a public school in years. As someone who is in public schools every day, I can’t for the life of me figure out what this view is based on. I know it’s not based on reality.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 11:57 a.m. | Updated: apr. 21, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Giving Back Comments 0 Comments

Easter Memories and Hope

It is each of the many Easters of my life that I remember more clearly than any other holiday. Christmases blur together with only a few standing out in my memory such as the one when it snowed all day, the year I lost my voice completely, and the two times that I wasn’t home – one working in Washington, D.C. and another in London.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 10:25 a.m. | Updated: apr. 21, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Easter Memories and Hope Comments 0 Comments

Noted and passed - April 21, 2014

 

** Thomas Ravenel, the former state treasurer who served prison time for cocaine distribution, now stars in a reality television show called "Southern Charm." Ravenel stumbles through the show in a haze of alcohol and bad judgment. He and his girlfriend, who's 30 years his junior, recently had a baby in Florida. Ravenel says he intends to revive his political career by running for the U. S. Senate from the Palmetto State. The guys in Vegas would probably lay some long odds on his chances for success.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 10:44 a.m. | Updated: apr. 21, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Noted and passed - April 21, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Outrageous

You know what the most commonly used word in the English language seems to be?

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 10:19 a.m. | Updated: apr. 18, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Outrageous Comments 0 Comments

“Robert Mills: Designs for Democracy”

Robert Mills was the first American born and trained architect. He called himself "Robert Mills, Architect of Public Buildings." Indeed, Mills established a new scale and standard for public buildings in Washington, D. C. when he designed the Treasury Building, the Patent Office, and the General Post Office in the 1830s and early 1840s. In other parts of the country, Mills designed buildings that were sensitive to regional values and local architectural traditions. Always his attention was on permanency and fireproofing for his public buildings.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 2:24 p.m. | Updated: apr. 18, 2014 5:00 a.m. | “Robert Mills: Designs for Democracy”  Comments 0 Comments

I don’t ride anything that can make its own decisions

Camden is, without a doubt, a horse town. Kershaw County is a horse county and the love for horses extends throughout this great area of South Carolina. However, it stops at my door.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 2:22 p.m. | Updated: apr. 18, 2014 5:00 a.m. | I don’t ride anything that can make its own decisions Comments 0 Comments

My preperation for Easter

Easter is a holiday of two extremes. On one side is a covert celebration of springtime with cute bunnies and pretty dresses and Easter egg hunts and chicks and flowers and lambs. On the other is a lamb being slaughtered on Passover. There is a bloodstained cross on which a Jewish man is dying who proclaimed that he was the Son of God, and that he had to be killed so that God’s wrath against my sins could be carried out not against me but against him.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 2:25 p.m. | Updated: apr. 18, 2014 5:00 a.m. | My preperation for Easter Comments 0 Comments

Erasing the race card

WASHINGTON -- One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 4:15 p.m. | Updated: apr. 18, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Erasing the race card Comments 0 Comments

A scorned South Carolina hero

April 11, 2014 was a very important day in the history of South Carolina. Few people noticed that anything much happened – but I would argue that this was the day we as a state did two very important things.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2014 2:01 p.m. | Updated: apr. 16, 2014 5:00 a.m. | A scorned South Carolina hero Comments 0 Comments

The Colbert Report

WASHINGTON -- In selecting Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as host of the "Late Show," CBS has waged war on America’s heartland -- or so proclaims that Palm Beach font of heartland mirth, Rush Limbaugh.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2014 12:55 p.m. | Updated: apr. 16, 2014 5:00 a.m. | The Colbert Report Comments 0 Comments
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