The anticipation is killing me …

The anticipation is killing me …

For more than a week, I, along with about a hundred thousand others across the country, have been glued to my computer watching a live stream of a pre...

March 6th, 2017 |  


Trump and media divide America

Trump and media divide America

Must warring parties follow rules? Or, is all fair in love and war? Well, we have the Geneva Convention…actually we’ve had multiple Geneva...

March 5th, 2017 |  


Battle of the ants

Battle of the ants

The backyard of my house is pretty much what you would expect for a family that has young children: It’s spacious, fenced and home to an array o...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


Road changes could be funded

February 27 (was) an exciting day for Pickens County. For the first time since the State Infrastructure Bank was created in 1997, our county is applyi...

March 1st, 2017 |  


Transparency a must for effective government

Transparency a must for effective government

In establishing the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, the General Assembly found it “vital in a democratic society that public business...

March 1st, 2017 |  


Marijuana: State rights or federal issue?

During a recent press conference, White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested the Trump administration would most likely be taking a stronger st...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Favoring some businesses is fine

Favoring some businesses is fine

As the Trump regime’s anti-environment onslaught begins, there are several terms used by men (and in the case of Trump’s cabinet, it’...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Get lost in the woods … and find yourself

Get lost in the woods … and find yourself

To say I’ve been a bit stressed out and ill tempered as of late would be a gross understatement.Family drama, hiccups with my oldest son’s...

February 24th, 2017 |  


We’re soooo trashy

The Center for Sustainability and Commerce at Duke University states the average person in America generates 4.3 pounds of waste per day — 1.6 p...

February 20th, 2017 |  


The great American awakening

The great American awakening

Old wounds break open. Deep, encrusted wrongs are suddenly visible. The streets flow with anger and solidarity. The past and the future meet.The news ...

February 18th, 2017 |