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Mace opposes offshore drilling   Recently, a Washington, D.C. dark money group spent thousands of dollars on ads attacking Republican Nancy Mace on the issue of offshore drilling. They completely ignored the fact that Nancy was a leader on the Republican side in OPPOSITION to offshore...
Should I wear a mask today?   It’s a question we struggle with daily. And, sadly, once we decide, we’re quick to judge those who choose otherwise. I’m not immune to that (judging, that is), though I try my best to understand the psychology and drivers behind each of our choices.   I’m a...
The quintessential experience of starting college, living on campus, and making new friends is going to be a bit different this fall. That rich social life so typical of collegiate environments may become memories that will “light the corners of the mind,” as Barbra Streisand sang in the ’70s....
I was just hanging out, drinking a cup of coffee on a beautiful morning, and the most gorgeous dragonfly flew onto my porch. She (I’m quite sure) lit on the screen and spread out her wings — stunning. After sunning herself for a bit, she seemed to get a bit frustrated when she realized she couldn’t...
Thank you for support   Our community is vibrant and caring. A recent example was helping to plan a Primary Election in the time of COVID-19. I contacted Principal Leigh of the Daniel Island School, who put me in touch with Head Custodian Broomfield.   Ms. Broomfield met us at 5:45 a.m....
Summer is often a busy and exciting time for rising high school seniors who will be college-bound this time next year.  There are college visits and lists to put together, SATs and ACTs to be taken, Common Application essays to write, and résumés to polish.   This year, COVID-19 has derailed...
TikTok has over 800 million active users worldwide. It’s such a cultural phenomenon that, recently, the leader of Disney+ quit his Disney job and took over as the CEO of TikTok. My kids are experts on the platform and continually churning out content and enjoying the musical musings of others....
The Balance of Bikes and Motorists As a concerned cyclist and motorist on the island, I would like to weigh in on the relationship between the two. DI is one of the more comfortable places to cycle on … but this is only true if both drivers and cyclists are responsible and aware of each other...
In a bizarre coincidence of timing, I finished reading “The Color of Law” on May 25, just three days before the issue of systemic racism reemerged on the national stage. The book reveals, in extraordinary detail, how local, state and federal regulators, throughout the 20th century, economically...
As someone who can quote the entirety of “The Devil Wears Prada” and was fascinated by the documentary “The September Issue,” I love a good tell-all about Anna Wintour. I also have admired Andre Leon Talley since he first began working in the glossy magazine trade. But his memoir “The Chiffon...

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