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“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” – Benjamin Franklin I keep waiting for that moment. I keep waiting for a candidate to walk on stage and openly explain – without hesitation, with no hint of trepidation – that they’ve changed their mind. Our candidate might then explain why, based...
Reporter’s note: While waiting in line this past Saturday, to vote in the Republican primary, I decided to take pen to pad and interview a number of voters about their candidate choices and impressions without a slant toward any of the particular candidates. All seven are Daniel Island residents....
If you’re looking to spark your creativity, showering once a day might not be enough. Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, for instance, takes six to eight showers a day, telling Emily Chang in a Bloomberg TV interview: “I’m not a germaphobe. It has nothing to do with germs; it’s all about a fresh...
Primary dates different for each party Unlike many other states, South Carolina does not require voters to register with any particular party. Voters simply need to register to vote to be eligible to vote in the primary of their choice. Note, however, voters may only vote in one party’s...
Forget the diets. Stop counting calories. Don’t fret over willpower. That’s not the issue. When it comes to managing our weight, it’s all about your hunger mood. That’s the striking claim by Michael Graziano, neuroscientist and Princeton professor who insists that weight regulation is a matter of...
Roundabout The recent article in The Daniel Island News regarding “Intersection Improvement Plan Heads in ‘New Direction’” is the wrong direction. Granted, most of us are aware of the statistics about the intersection at Seven Farms Drive and Daniel Island Drive. Even if you have not paid any...
 Like many of you, I have read lots of stock market headlines and articles over the past few weeks ranging from the extreme to the outrageous. Most focus narrowly on one issue or another: China, Oil, the Middle East, etc. and all without a meaningful discussion on what it all means to our long term...
 It was a great year for East Cooper Community Outreach! We have so much to be proud of and even more reasons to be thankful. I am happy to share the following memorable moments and accomplishments from 2015: 15. Trident United Way’s Day of Caring brought employees from Nucor, East Cooper Medical...
Part 1 addressed the compelling issue of world hunger, and the significant strides being made worldwide. Today, in Part 2, we explore an equally dynamic topic: Is humankind progressing? Today’s column provides excerpts from a recent debate held among four of the world’s brightest minds. Is...
It’s been 22 years since I’ve made a New Year’s resolution. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. For more than two decades I’ve answered the question with a simple: “Why yes, I’ve resolved not to make any New Year’s resolutions!” Needless to say, I’ve been quite successful these last 22 years (ha ha...

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