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In his column, Warren Peper writes about emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and how just being together is an uplifting tonic that makes us feel human again.

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Estee Perlmutter was born and raised in Charleston. She attended Academic Magnet High School, then left for college out of state, before returning to MUSC where she received her license as a nurse practitioner.

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If you’ve been on the fence about getting your shot, get with the program. Supplies are increasing, and more convenient locations come on line everyday.

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I heard Dr. Anthony Fauci say about a year ago that he didn’t think we should ever shake hands, ever again. I hope he’ll revisit that opinion.

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Palmer Rivers is 6’5” and was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After high school, he worked a variety of jobs ranging from payroll clerk to taking tolls at the different bridges and tunnels around the Big Apple.

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Some of the most pristine views of the Lowcountry occur when crossing the many bridges that connect these long-standing rural communities to each other. The tides, shrimp, oysters and puff mud reside deeply in their fabric. If you pay attention, you can find glimpses into history along the way. 

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Though we still have a while to go before the pandemic is over there’s nothing wrong with taking a moment to appreciate the hope of better days both now and down the road.

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For 30 years, John Sigler proudly wore the uniform of the U.S. Army.

Now he proudly wears a Waffle House uniform. The shirt is pressed and tightly tucked in his pants. The yellow tie is carefully knotted and the apron neatly tied. Even the simple visor is purposely and properly placed atop his head. He's ready for duty.

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How can an empathetic president make a difference? Empathy allows someone to understand and share the feelings of another. In order to come together, we can benefit from that example.

It’s been a while since we looked at each other with decency and dignity. Isn’t our country worth giving it a shot?

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Anybody know what day of the week it is anymore? During the holidays, that’s not all that uncommon. But we’re now into the third week of a new year and while I am fairly certain of the month, it’s a 50-50 proposition that I’ll nail the exact day of the week.

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I like words. Sometimes, they come easy. On occasion, they can make people laugh, cry or remember. If the words are properly constructed, they might inspire or even motivate.

Every year, a Michigan university publishes a list of words and phrases that are overused, redundant and, in their view, should be banished.

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There’s still something very satisfying about a hot, glazed doughnut. Seeing stadium lights in the distance on a Friday night or hearing the birds chirp at the backyard feeder. Smelling coffee, first thing in the morning and listening to the infectious laugh of a child.

These are all small, simple aspects of our daily lives that give me a belief that we’ll come through this.

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It’s crazy how this pandemic has managed to produce such seemingly unrelated interruptions to our routines.

I understand when an approaching hurricane forces a panic buy on plywood, batteries and generators. I still don’t fully understand the vagaries of various virus-related shortages.

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These past few months — or has it been years — we’ve all been forced to reflect and re-examine our surroundings and circumstances. Nothing feels normal anymore. Every movement or decision seems to be cloaked, or masked, with a consideration that once upon a time wouldn’t have received a seco…

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It was while standing in line to vote last week that I noticed so many people wearing masks and talking to each other. Though the majority of voters seemed very interested in their phones, a number of people seemed extremely willing to have conversations with others who were also standing in line.


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