People People en-us <![CDATA[Letters from dad offer a tender glimpse into the past]]>
Picture a young man in a pressed uniform sitting at a desk with pen in hand, writing to the girl he met on a blind date while in college. He realizes he’s fallen in love with her.]]>
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[From youth to young adulthood]]>
Nothing pleased me more as a child than to sit on my family’s faded green sofa, drenched beneath rays of opulent sunshine peeking through the upper windows of my favorite spot, the sunroom.]]>
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Boating can be full of adventure]]>
A friend of mine once told me that he would never buy a boat because sitting out on the water in the hot sun was not appealing to him. Any boater will tell you that isn’t what boating is all about.]]>
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Facing my fears about old age]]>
Since the inquisitive age of 8, no words have frightened me as much as the words "old-age home."]]>
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Words make the world go round]]>
When I think about words, and I do that all the time, I think what my world would be without them. Woven into stories, cut from conversations and sewn up in linear seams of poetry and prose, words are my world. They say who I am, what I am and even why I am.]]>
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Participating in the democratic process]]>
I’d been invited by several environmental organizations (via dozens of annoying emails) to attend a City Council meeting to protest seismic testing and oil drilling on the coast of Charleston.]]>
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[‘Serial entrepreneur’ runs training, events with aim to bring together startups, investors‘]]> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:00:00 EST <![CDATA[Way city came together during tragedy is inspiring]]> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:01:00 EST <![CDATA[A reader’s poem, A Perfect Nine, expresses grief, hope ]]> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:01:00 EST <![CDATA[Old and deeply lined faces tell life’s story]]>
Old and deeply lined, those words fit my Grandma Stickney. She had the most wrinkled face of anyone I ever knew. As a little girl I remember crawling into her welcoming lap, snuggling up close to her as she smiled down on me.]]>
Sun, 12 Jul 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Canna lilies have deep roots in family history]]>
The majestic crimson canna lilies that now live on the banks of Charleston’s Ashley River have traveled a long way and have a special story to share.]]>
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:01:00 EST