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The most recent sign I posted to the refrigerator did not go over well. I don’t know why my family didn’t like my sign: “Money is like manure. If you spread it around it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place it stinks like heck.*” My husband Tom’s response - “That’s gross.” My 23-...
As evidence mounts regarding the harmful direct and indirect effects of plastic waste, local and even country-wide bans on this pollutant are becoming more frequent. In April, Mount Pleasant’s Town Council passed the most comprehensive single-use plastics ordinance in state history, becoming the...
Be grateful. Help others. In other words: pass it on, pay it forward, give back. These certainly sound like buzz phrases of the day. And they are. But they are also truisms we might ignore in the busyness of our everyday lives. Thankfully, if we keep our eyes open, we’ll likely witness them in...
If you’re not satisfied in your current job, you’re not alone. Eighty percent of people on LinkedIn don’t enjoy or hate their job (published 2/29/16) and according to a report by the Conference Board, the New York-based nonprofit research group, 52.3 percent of Americans are unhappy at work (Forbes...
Since the House recently passed an initial budget, I thought I would share a few comments from budget week. Democrats sought to raise taxes on the people of South Carolina in two ways. The first was an increase in taxes for firearms, which would have unfairly penalized lawful gun owners. The second...
“Turn your scars into stars” - Robert H. Schuller A WORD ABOUT SCARS In “The Odyssey,” there is a scene that takes place near the end of the story. Odysseus returns home after many years of wandering. He is in disguise as an old man. At first, nobody recognizes him, not even his wife and child. One...
I was reminded about the importance of “pressing on” several times over the last week. The first time I saw it was in the Daily Guideposts where the writer shared Philippians 3:12, including Paul’s encouragement to “press on.” The writer needed to hear those words because she felt as if she wasn’t...
President Trump wants to make the federal bureaucracy a meritocracy. He has proposed slapping a cap on federal employee salaries and shifting more dollars to merit-based performance bonuses. Many will consider this a great proposal, but there’s a catch. While taxpayers can see most federal salaries...
After the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl, my fellow Eagles’ fans started circulating a really “cool” video of Eagles’ Coach Doug Pederson. In the video, Pederson is seen coaching, teaching, and addressing the team in various scenarios, each of which ends with him saying, “And then I’ll...
Wednesday the 14th was National School Walkout Day. This was created so that students could honor the 17 students who lost their lives, and to show that we are not okay with gun violence. All we asked was for 17 minutes, which was the set time. Berkeley County did not want students going out, but...

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