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As we mark the one year anniversary of COVID-19 in South Carolina and the lockdown, I found myself trying to remain positive and asking, “Where is the good in this?”    I know I am not the first to ask this question or use this method of looking for encouragement in times of despair. Did it...
My absolute favorite book this month is “Zorrie” by Laird Hunt. This is a quietly stunning work profiling the life of a stalwart, humble, deeply kind woman making her life in the Indiana farm country from the Depression to the mid-20th century. This has received stunning reviews.   “The Rib...
The City of Charleston has announced that it will begin enforcing the registration of golf carts starting in March. What other concerns about golf cart use should the city address? COMMENTS: • Is it time to end the use of golf carts on Daniel Island? There are way too many underage kids driving...
The symptoms were unmistakable. We have certainly had enough experience recognizing them. My theory was confirmed on a walk around Smythe Lake. It was February, and the water at the lake’s edge was covered with a yellowish film of very fine powder.   Here we go again with another pollen...
While vacationing from Raleigh, North Carolina, Julie Dare Cooke and her husband peered through a window with a “For Rent” sign on a Sullivan’s Island storefront. The space was full of paraphernalia left behind by Mr. Gruber who’d had a variety store there for years: hulking photo finishing...
Whether you are a resident of Berkeley County or Charleston County, we are all blessed to experience the incredible quality of life that comes with living in the Lowcountry.    The Lowcountry is a global leader in manufacturing, hospitality, and conservation. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the...
“A party without cake is really just a meeting.” – Julia Child    I couldn’t agree more. I honestly can’t think of anything I’d rather eat than a delicious, freshly baked slice of old-fashioned cake. I say that because I am a purist — just a piece with two (or three) layers nestled with...
When it comes to learning something new, you often hear, “it’s never too late.” But when it comes to smart money habits, it’s almost never too early.    Feb. 22-26 is America Saves Week, an annual celebration that encourages us all to commit to saving successfully by setting goals and making...
Disorders of the blood vessels are intimately associated with four of the top 10 cause of death in United States on an annual basis:   • Heart disease - 30%+ of all deaths with approximately 647,000 deaths per year.   • Stroke and cerebrovascular disease - 5% of all deaths with...
More Brit lit! “Kiss Myself Goodbye” by Ferdinand Mount is a shocking true account of the author’s Aunt Betty. Betty Mount appeared to be a gracious, refined upper class woman with all the right social contacts. Little did the author know, Betty had constructed, and reconstructed her life through...

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