Time for family dinners to return to my house

Time for family dinners to return to my house

When you’re the parent of small children, there’s really not much point to “weekends.” You don’t get to go out on Friday...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Politics of trickle down neglect in S.C.

Politics of trickle down neglect in S.C.

The true test of political leadership is about making the hard, long-term and right decision instead of the easy, short term and wrong decision.Said d...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Marijuana legalization — give peace a chance

Marijuana legalization — give peace a chance

On November 8, voters in eight states will decide whether or not to legalize, to one degree or another, the possession, use and sale of marijuana.If a...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Larger causes: God, family and country

Larger causes: God, family and country

“Never forget!” Those of us who lived it will never forget! But, it’s just another Zinnian history lesson to the next generation, to...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Dear Diary, Camp iRock rocked

Dear Diary, Camp iRock rocked

When The Pickens Sentinel offered me a monthly column, I wasn’t sure if people would actually read it. When someone I hardly know came up to me ...

September 8th, 2016 |  


The American dream has been hijacked

The American dream has been hijacked

Is there a better time than during a Labor Day weekend to take a look at the American Dream? I don’t think so, especially since, at least in my ...

September 8th, 2016 |  


Everybody loves a puppy or two … right?

Everybody loves a puppy or two … right?

I have done a lot of stupid things in the course of my job.I have chased fire trucks, I have “overlooked” no trespassing sings and I have ...

September 2nd, 2016 |  


I smell football in the air, don’t you?

I smell football in the air, don’t you?

It’s that time of year again to talk some football and local fans have a lot to discuss before the opening weekend as there are a couple of new ...

September 1st, 2016 |  


Women athletes deserve credit they are due

Women athletes deserve credit they are due

Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú, aka the “Iron Lady,” swam the race of her life on Aug. 6, claiming Olympic gold and shattering a wo...

August 19th, 2016 |  


We count on the mail

I got the mail today. A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that w...

August 9th, 2016 |