It’s never too late to change direction. Regardless of past mistakes, you can decide today to take a different path. Here are some suggestions to help you.

Suddenly a shard of history comes flying at me from the ebbing days of World War II, hitting me in the heart. You mean world leaders (not to mention all the rest of us) were serious about tran…

According to an article written by Braly Dodson (with News 13), South Carolina topped the nation for domestic violence deaths and our resources are at risk. “You may have a shelter, but you ma…

I love a good story. I love it even more when you can hear the story told by a masterful storyteller. It can get better. When you have two masterful storytellers together and they escalate the…

You ever study logistics? I don’t mean a course at school or anything. Have you ever written down a big plan about feeding a bunch of people or going to a party or getting a bunch of things lined up?

On April 14, the US Centers for Disease Control issued new guidance for Americans who've grabbed their jabs. It's safe, CDC says, for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to "resume activit…

Hold on to your hats! Some of you may have trouble believing what is coming next. Here it is. About a month ago I started taking yoga lessons. No, really, I started taking yoga lessons. One of…

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our economy has lost over 22 million jobs. Congress has spent over $6 trillion on various forms of stimulus, but most sectors are now struggling more …

Have something to look forward to every day. Work a job. Work in your apartment or house. Have an exercise or health outing of some kind. Clean out a closet. Read a book. Your goal may be to s…

How do we solve the mass shootings? Do we take away all the guns? Or, do we require that every American carry a gun and be prepared to shoot back? Do we eliminate the assault rifles? Or, do we…

Happy Mother’s Day! What a wonderful day of celebration. All the stories about mom’s influence and the lasting impact that a mother leaves on her children. That’s all great but there are other…

Warning, Warning this may be a long and convoluted column. Usually I meet with a brain trust every Saturday at the airport. We can get into some really deep and bizarre conversations. Mostly w…

Forty years can pass by in the blink of an eye. Not really. However, we do get to realize how fast time seemingly streaks by. Dot Witherspoon has been working at the Bank of Greeleyville for t…

You know I’m a big fan of advertising. Television shows are made with advertising dollars. You can tell a lot about the shows by paying attention to the advertisements. It’s no surprise that a…

When I was a young woman probably around 20, I was having lunch with some folks from out of town, when the topic turned to politics.  After a bit I was bored with the entire conversation, and …

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If you watch cable TV, you know they will play movies over and over. If you are like me, you will watch some of your favorite movies over and over. Nothing wrong with watching a movie over. Af…

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It’s hard to believe I’ve been writing full-time for this paper for just under 13 years. But my time at The News goes beyond “page one.” When I moved to Kingstree in 1998, I wasn’t certain wha…

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The origin of cockfighting dates back thousands of years, but it was during Ferdinand Magellan’s voyage to the Philippines in 1521 that modern cockfighting was first documented by his chronicl…

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What did we do when water was not a big deal? When I was a child, the only water I recall drinking was from a garden hose. Things have certainly changed. If you drink for that nasty hose, you’…

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My friend Michael Bairefoot is a Master Magician in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. He likes to call himself an illusionist and comedy magician. I still think of him as an award-winning Master Magician.

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Last week I whined about losing weight the difficult way. Extreme weight loss programs work – if you stick with them - for a lifetime. But who does that? I’m guessing one percent of the population!

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A few weeks ago I was writing about my grandfather and his friend having an economy race. They were trying to see who could get the best gas mileage in their car. People still do that sort of thing.

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I’ve got a big steak knife on my desk. The knife is used for a letter opener. There are several other letter openers around too. There is one with my initials on it. Another has a folding knif…

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The saying goes “Eat to live” but I live to eat. I’m also paying the price for eating some things that help put on the pounds. I thought I was getting my act back together in January when I pr…

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One problem with all Americans making a minimum of $15 an hour is that some business owners don’t make $15 an hour.

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Been watching a lot of videos lately. There are some interesting things out there. These short videos can get you interested in lots of stuff. Short videos are fun The video is only about 10 m…

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I’m not an expert on epidemiology, endocrinology, or anything to do with medicine. All the talk about vaccines or immunization or all the big words you can throw around don’t help me much. It …

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March is designated as Women’s History Month. The celebration started a Women’s History Week in Santa Rosa, California and we celebrate the many contributions women have made in American histo…

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They’ve torn down Club Soul Chile! You might not know it as Club Soul Chile. It was a building between St. Stephens and Bonneau. It was built back in the sixties. Apparently it was a night clu…

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Since I’m out of Dove dark chocolate I had time to search for fun facts.

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Last week I tried out the new ER beds at Williamsburg Regional Hospital. They were nice, considering they’re hospital beds. I wasn’t there to write about them though. I was there as a patient.

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Last week I collected my winnings for picking Tampa Bay to win the Super Bowl. I got a dollar bill and a Pepsi. I’ve been betting with a friend for the last ten years about who would win the S…

This column was published in August 2017. It bears to be repeated with some additions.

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