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On a recent evening outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico, I inexplicitly found myself writhing in pain on the dry, prickly ground of our campground’s dog park. A fiery ache engulfed my entire left foot. This was the start of our expanded education in unintended consequences. Traveling through New...
‘Crosswalk and flashing lights are being ignored’ Over 3 years now, I have brought up the need for a “pedestrian-controlled” traffic light at the corner of Seven Farms and Bucksley (Pier View) at three community meetings with the police present to listen. Nothing has changed. The crosswalk and the...
(Editor’s Note: Sunshine Week, to be held March 10-16 in 2019, is a time set aside each year to celebrate open government.) Remember the August 2017 solar eclipse that carved a path through South Carolina? Bright daylight gave way to shadows, which then gave way to total darkness. Within minutes,...
As Sue, our dog Iggy, and I travel in our RV, we occasionally veer off course and indulge our curiosities. That’s pretty much how this whole thing started, with Sue asking the supposedly-hypothetical question, “What do you think it would be like if we traveled around the country for a year in an RV...
I swam across the Rio Grande River to within yards of Mexican soil at Big Bend National Park in Texas, but I almost didn’t take the plunge. My husband Tom and I hiked to the hot springs on the most southern side of the park, which is bordered by the Rio Grande, and we slid into the remains of a...
Have you ever heard the phrase “It will change your life”? When I hear that phrase, I get a picture of some TV personality hawking the next generation of sharp knives that you can’t live without. But, what if there really is something that could live up to the phrase “life changing”? What would...
Ahh, New Orleans. The French Quarter, Bourbon Street, jazz and Mardi Gras. More than any other American city, New Orleans thrives on its past. And, there’s a lot of past to thrive on: It was founded by the French, then ceded to the Spanish, then gloriously re-ceded to the French, who held it for...
Lowcountry voter urges Cunningham to listen to his constituents about border security Voters in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District elected a Democrat in 2018, but not so he could serve as a stooge for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Representative Joe Cunningham is the first Democrat to win...
We are almost three weeks into Part Two of our cross country RV tour of America’s national parks and all the concurrent and surprising sites along the way. By our, I mean me, my husband, Tom, and our Carolina Dog, Iggy. And by RV, I mean our 2005 motorhome, a 34-foot Newmar KountryStar. We tow a...
As we enter the New Year, I wanted to provide an update on the tremendous amount of work being done by the City of Charleston to continue enhancing our quality of life here on Daniel Island. First, I wanted to provide an update on parks and recreation on Daniel Island. The Daniel Island Community...

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