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Poland Column: Breaking the cult of difficulty

on Monday, 19 April 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Poland Column: Breaking the cult of difficulty
Many tell me how difficult they find writing to be. Well, they speak the truth. It’s difficult to write at a high level, and that’s why while watching Ken Burn’s documentary on Ernest Hemingway, a comment jumped out at me.

Sloan Column: Meeting a real life American hero

on Monday, 12 April 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Meeting a real life American hero
About this time every year I blow the dust off my seldom-used checkbook and begrudgingly scrawl my signature in the bottom right corner of a promissory note. 

Strieber Column: Her legacy: Uplifting young women

on Monday, 12 April 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Strieber Column: Her legacy: Uplifting young women
Retired South Carolina Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal calls that “Toal’s Ladder Principle,” powerful advice for young women she shared as she sat in her back yard last week and reflected on her monumental contributions to the legal field. 

Sloan Column: Play ball! Baseball is finally back

on Monday, 05 April 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Play ball! Baseball is finally back
It’s no secret – I love baseball. I especially love my Cubbies, but I simply can’t get enough of America’s Pastime.

Collins Esobi Column:Coronavirus pandemic connected to food insecurity, social vulnerability

on Monday, 05 April 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Collins Esobi Column:Coronavirus pandemic connected to food insecurity, social vulnerability
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of Americans in South Carolina and across the country. 

Sloan Column: All this BBQ talk is making me ‘hangry’

on Monday, 29 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: All this BBQ talk is making me ‘hangry’
True Southerners take their barbeque seriously - very seriously. 

Poland Column: See life in an old way: Take the back roads

on Monday, 29 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Poland Column: See life in an old way: Take the back roads
My sister, Brenda, gave me a cool shirt for Christmas, “Take The Back Roads,” one of those Life Is Good shirts.

Mollette Column: Who should pay for student debt?

on Monday, 22 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Mollette Column: Who should pay for student debt?
The average college debt among student loan borrowers in America is $32,731, according to the Federal Reserve.

Gendusa Column: Run into the arms of tomorrow

on Monday, 22 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Gendusa Column: Run into the arms of tomorrow
As I sat in the lobby of a hotel recently while visiting my daughter and granddaughter in Florida, I had the pleasure of seeing a family reunited. 

Sloan Column: Slainte! But go easy on the green beer

on Monday, 15 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Slainte! But go easy on the green beer
Once a religious holiday celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has become an annual day for revelry and partying. 

Poland Column: The clothesline: The gentle cycle

on Monday, 15 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Poland Column: The clothesline: The gentle cycle
A neighbor suggested I join a community website where people post about restaurant openings and closings, shady repairmen, and snakes.

Sloan Column: Daylight saving time? It’s all relative, baby!

on Monday, 08 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Daylight saving time? It’s all relative, baby!
This coming Saturday night – well, technically Sunday morning - our eyes and minds will be focused on big hands and little hands.

DeWitt Column: Whatever you do, don’t be a ‘Sharent,’ Karen

on Monday, 08 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

DeWitt Column: Whatever you do, don’t be a ‘Sharent,’ Karen
Translating the urban dictionary into a language even old geezers can understand. 

Sloan Column: Sunny skies and good eats by the creek

on Monday, 01 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Sunny skies and good eats by the creek
The day was gorgeous, simply gorgeous – sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 70s. The beautiful weather was a most welcome change from the cold and rain that had cast a gloom over the first few weeks of February.

Hamilton Column: Nation rests on people doing the right thing

on Monday, 01 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Hamilton Column: Nation rests on people doing the right thing
As the events of the past few months have unfolded, I have often found myself wondering what our founders would have made of it all.
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