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I posted this saying from Proverbs 19:20 on our refrigerator when I still had a teen living at home: “Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.” Perhaps you can relate - Jackson treated everything I said as lacking in merit. Hence the sign. In fact, all three of my...
Congress will now be home for the Easter recess, and given the fact that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement bill has stalled, we have a chance to consider what might come next. It allows us to get change right. I’ve found that seeming stopping points can ultimately prove to be beginning...
Documents recently released by WikiLeaks allege the existence of a CIA surveillance program that targets everyday gadgets ranging from smart TVs to smartphones to cars… Daniel Island, South Carolina - 9:42 a.m. Alexa: Router, get all the gadgets online ASAP for a conference. Router: Roger, Boss....
With Daniel Island’s showcase annual event taking place here this week, our company is so proud to join island residents and businesses in welcoming the thousands of visitors who have come to Charleston’s island town to ex-perience the Volvo Car Open. The flags you see as you drive onto the island...
A round of applause for DI’s first ‘Brouhaha’ Mardi Gras celebration! Life on Daniel Island is pretty good, but on February 28, it got even better. I’m talking about the Brouhaha Marching Band Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration ending at Guggenheim Plaza. Where to start? First and foremost, there...
Restoring hope and opportunity is critical to lifting up our communities who feel like they have been left behind. We have people all across the country living paycheck to paycheck who are forced to make choices no family should, like whether they should pay for heat in the winter or purchase...
Thank you for the opportunity to serve our students and teachers on the Berkeley County School Board. I also want to thank The Daniel Island News for allowing me to provide my first quarterly update as your School Board Representative. Student Achievement - The Number One Priority My top priority...
My working title for this week’s column was “Don’t put bras in the clothes dryer.” But, over time, it developed into “Be open to suggestions.” Let me explain. It all started when my husband declared, “I know the secret to a lasting marriage…don’t put bras in the dryer.” He continued, “I think I...
I fixed a steely gaze across the dining room table at my Aunt Toogie’s gentleman friend, Brevard. We were engaged in a spirited discussion of a topic that has recently consumed him. He brought it up, once again, almost immediately after Toogie and my lovely wife, Grace, stepped away from the table...
If politics is considered in part theater, President Trump’s opening act has been a most colorful one. The media, critics and even supporters swing from being confounded, frightened or elated by the possibility of what might come next — but those perceptions can change in 10-minute increments given...

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