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Nip and tuck? No thanks

Renee Zellweger turned up last week looking nothing like ... well, nothing like Renee Zellwegger.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 9:24 a.m. | Updated: oct. 31, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Nip and tuck? No thanks Comments 0 Comments

Every vote matters

First off, let me wish one and all a happy, safe and fun Halloween. I hope it brings you all that you hope for. But, that’s not my main topic this week.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 9:59 a.m. | Updated: oct. 31, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Every vote matters Comments 0 Comments

Lessons from Patient Zero

WASHINGTON -- Monica Lewinsky is trying to make lemonade out of 16-year-old lemons. Good for her, and good, ultimately, for us.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 9:08 a.m. | Updated: oct. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Lessons from Patient Zero Comments 0 Comments

The deepest hole

July 27 marked the beginning of the most stressful week of my life. It began with the surprising news of my aunt’s passing, and on top of having to deal with that, I also had to get through my last week of two summer classes and do work for two other classes that would end the following week.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 9:18 a.m. | Updated: oct. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | The deepest hole Comments 0 Comments

Bradlee contributed to our democracy

Ben Bradlee became editor of The Washington Post the year I was born, 1965. He stepped down when I was 26, in 1991, the year after I moved to the Midlands of South Carolina.

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Posted: oct. 26, 2014 2:17 p.m. | Updated: oct. 27, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Bradlee contributed to our democracy Comments 0 Comments

Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to “let things roll right off my back.”

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Posted: oct. 26, 2014 2:19 p.m. | Updated: oct. 27, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Everything works out if you let it Comments 0 Comments

Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

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Posted: oct. 26, 2014 2:19 p.m. | Updated: oct. 27, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok Comments 0 Comments

Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don’t want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

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Posted: oct. 26, 2014 2:20 p.m. | Updated: oct. 27, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea Comments 0 Comments


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