The Itsy Bitsy Spider and other tales of horror

The Itsy Bitsy Spider and other tales of horror

When my oldest son Ben was born, I didn’t know any nursery rhymes. Instead, on those many, (many) sleepless nights, I would would rock him back ...

September 25th, 2017 |  


Medical care and preexisting conditions

Ask your Congressman to not penalize Americans who have preexisting medical conditions. The idea floating around now in Congress that insurance compan...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Introverts unite! Separately … in our own homes …

Introverts unite! Separately … in our own homes …

I have reached the recent conclusion that apparently I don’t know myself at all.This came about during a phone call with a friend of mine in whi...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


W3C turns the clock back on an open Web

W3C turns the clock back on an open Web

On September 18, Ars Technica reports, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published a new specification recommendation, Encrypted Media Extensions. T...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Childhood is overrated … time to ‘adult’

Childhood is overrated … time to ‘adult’

Everybody knows what it means to be an “adult.” Linguistically speaking, it’s the period of life that follows “juvenile”...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Florida Keys: Would you have evacuated?

Multitudes of people are suffering through the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Florida. The Keys and the Caribbean Islands are devastated. Other parts ...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Sign me up, Weather Channel!

Sign me up, Weather Channel!

On Monday afternoon I was doing the same thing as pretty much every other journalist in the state — driving around, taking photos and interviewi...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Harvey, Irma and 911: We can replace the stuff

Hurricane Harvey and Irma have been bad news to all in their paths. Lives have sadly been lost, houses demolished and personal items blown or washed a...

September 13th, 2017 |  


United Way of Pickens County offers hope, help for hurricane relief

United Way of Pickens County offers hope, help for hurricane relief

Unfortunately, I have way too much experience working through national disasters. Hurricane season always coincides with United Way’s campaign p...

September 11th, 2017 |  


Even more establishment than the establishment

Even more establishment than the establishment

The Washington Post reports that US president Donald Trump and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) “have agreed to pursue a deal that wo...

September 11th, 2017 |