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Do you want to build a snowman? I don’t.

Do you want to build a snowman? I don’t.

It started off like any other day: wake up, change diapers, make bottles and breakfast, get everyone dressed and out …

February 5th, 2016 |  

It is our duty to make a difference

It is our duty to make a difference

I find myself sometimes extremely cynical about the human race and just when I am sure I am ready to …

February 4th, 2016 |  

VITA an important United Way program

VITA an important United Way program

For me to have the passion necessary to raise money, I need to experience the program. That is how I …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Life is like a boxing match …

Life is like a boxing match …

I don’t know what it is that I’ve done in a past life for the universe to exact its terrible …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Welcome back to Los Angeles, Rams!

Welcome back to Los Angeles, Rams!

So the St. Louis Rams are moving back to Los Angeles after 20-something years — and my husband couldn’t be …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

If I had a billion dollars …

If I had a billion dollars …

I’m not much of a gambler. That being said, with the Powerball expected to reach over a billion dollars — …

January 15th, 2016 |  

Homelessness is real, even in Pickens County

Homelessness is real, even in Pickens County

I distinctly remember the day over 20 years ago. A woman with her young son showed up at my office. …

January 8th, 2016 |  

Clemson helps reintroduce Purple Ribbon sugarcane to Sapelo Island

Clemson helps reintroduce Purple Ribbon sugarcane to Sapelo Island

SAPELO ISLAND, Ga. – Through a combination of rigorous genetics, painstaking varietal research and centuries-old African know-how, Purple Ribbon sugarcane …

January 7th, 2016 |  

I’m leaving no regrets in 2015

I’m leaving no regrets in 2015

What is it about the flipping of a single page in a calendar that seems to change everything? I mean …

January 5th, 2016 |  

Dear Santa — it’s been too long

Dear Santa — it’s been too long

Dear Santa, I know it has been far too many years since you received a letter from me and I …

December 31st, 2015 |  

Hair today, gone yesterday

Hair today, gone yesterday

If you are a regular reader, then you know I am a drama geek. But don’t worry: Those of you …

December 31st, 2015 |  

Dear Santa — it’s been too long

Dear Santa — it’s been too long

Dear Santa, I know it has been far too many years since you received a letter from me and I …

December 24th, 2015 |  

Who doesn’t love a parade or 2 … or 4

Who doesn’t love a parade or 2 … or 4

Parades, parades, parades! I think that’s all I’ve done for the past month is cover Christmas parades in all the …

December 18th, 2015 |  

Merry Christmas, happy Chanukah and happy … birthday?

Merry Christmas, happy Chanukah and happy … birthday?

It’s my favorite time of year. I love seeing all the holiday decorations being put up around town, it warms …

December 17th, 2015 |  

Merry Christmas, happy Chanukah and happy … birthday?

Merry Christmas, happy Chanukah and happy … birthday?

It’s my favorite time of year. I love seeing all the holiday decorations being put up around town, it warms …

December 11th, 2015 |  

Is it truly a gun control issue?

Is it truly a gun control issue?

Twice before I began this piece, I actually stopped and asked myself if it was even worth the time. Yes, …

December 10th, 2015 |  

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind

Millions of Americans believe that war doesn’t work, that war cannot end terrorism because war is terrorism, and that U.S. …

December 3rd, 2015 |  

CFL versus NFL — an easy choice

CFL versus NFL — an easy choice

This may come as a shock to some of you, but what I am about to say may offend someone. …

December 2nd, 2015 updated: December 2nd, 2015. |  

I need new scissors for this red tape

I need new scissors for this red tape

For me, there is nothing more frustrating than dealing with bureaucracy. The endless forms and paperwork give me migraines. Gathering …

November 27th, 2015 |  

Christmas traditions are fewer and fewer

Christmas traditions are fewer and fewer

Bah, Humbug! You people are turning me into a grizzled old man who wants to shake his fist in the …

November 25th, 2015 |  

Newspaper the best source for local deals

Newspaper the best source for local deals

The infamous day-after-Thanksgiving retail bonanza – affectionately dubbed “Black Friday” – is always a major event for newspapers. Readers look …

November 24th, 2015 |  

Enough with the rain already — Must. Go. Outside.

Enough with the rain already — Must. Go. Outside.

With all the recent flooding in the Midlands, I feel a little selfish for complaining about the weather up here …

November 13th, 2015 |  

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