Push-ups are hard … like, really hard

Push-ups are hard … like, really hard

After I had my son Sam, 11 months ago now, the baby weight came off fast. Before I knew it, I was back to my “walking around” weight and i...

June 24th, 2016 |  


The greatest gift I could ever receive

The greatest gift I could ever receive

I know that I normally write a column about events such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it f...

June 24th, 2016 |  


A kitschy kitchen is a must

A kitschy kitchen is a must

When you live in a 100-year-old home, something always needs to be fixed.Put on a new roof? Great. The driveway needs new gravel. Power-washed the fro...

June 24th, 2016 updated: June 24th, 2016. |  


Camp iRock funding comes through

Camp iRock funding comes through

Like a mule hitched to a plow, we’ve been all over Pickens County looking for Camp iRock funding to expand the program countywide. To be exact, ...

June 3rd, 2016 |  


What if we were to just … disappear?

What if we were to just … disappear?

So there I was, just having a conversation, when I had a revelation of sorts. I don’t know that I would call it an epiphany but I found it inter...

June 2nd, 2016 |  


The biggest spider ever, like in the world … ever

The biggest spider ever, like in the world … ever

I am not afraid of very many things. Snakes and frogs don’t bother me, I’m OK with heights, rollercoasters, clowns — stuff like that...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Conformity not really a good thing

Conformity not really a good thing

As a rule I don’t buy into many of the news stories you see passed along on social media as the sources for these stories are usually far from t...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Glad I picked journalism and not cosmetology

Glad I picked journalism and not cosmetology

I grew up as the oldest child — and the only girl — in a fairly large family. My younger brothers were my first playmates when we were kid...

May 20th, 2016 |  


One person keeps you in the dark

One person keeps you in the dark

Government belongs to YOU, not politicians. You have every right to know what your elected and appointed officials are up to and how government bureau...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Being a journalist not an easy profession

Being a journalist not an easy profession

Being a journalist is hard. That sounds a great deal like the whiny complaints you hear often enough these days, but that’s not the way I meant ...

May 19th, 2016 |