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Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:00 AM
A couple of weeks ago, I marveled at a youngster trying to walk.
There in the hallway at Optimum Life Center was a toddler doing what toddlers do best — toddling.
  • Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    A couple of weeks ago, I marveled at a youngster trying to walk.
    There in the hallway at Optimum Life Center was a toddler doing what toddlers do best — toddling. 

  • Sunday, April 06, 2014 4:10 PM
    I was really good for a while regarding downloading music to my phone. The key word in that sentence is "was." 

  • Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:39 AM
    Thank you.
    Those are two very simple words that contain just eight of the 26 letters that make up our alphabet. We all have lots of things we need to say thank you for every day. 

  • Saturday, November 16, 2013 7:57 PM
    You just never know where or when you're going to run into your past.
    Sometimes, it's close to home. Sometimes it's not. Sometimes it doesn't even have to be something related to what you're doing. 

  • Saturday, November 09, 2013 7:00 PM
    The Carolina Beach Music Awards are being presented today at Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach. McCormick's own Rhonda McDaniel has a chance to do what no other woman has done in the history of the Carolina Beach Music Awards. 

  • Saturday, November 02, 2013 8:20 PM
    Audiences at the Music on Maxwell concert series at Jon Holloway's Sundance Gallery might not have known Mary Terese Grant by name, but they knew who she was.
    Those who pay attention to things other than the performers might have noticed she wasn't sitting at her seat of honor behind the merchandise table Oct. 24 at Sundance Gallery. Upon her arrival and ascending the back stairs earlier that evening, Grant collapsed. 

  • Saturday, October 26, 2013 8:01 PM
    I had the opportunity to participate in the fourth annual Upper Savannah Care Services' Dishing It Out. The fundraiser was Oct. 19 at the Arts Center of Greenwood.
    I decorated two plates for Dishing It Out and was happy with the end results. The plates were among more than about 125 on display and bid on via silent auction. All bids started at $20.
    The last two years, I talked with Dishing It Out organizer Joel Smart for a preview story about the event and Upper Savannah Care Services, which provides assistance to those affected by AIDS and HIV. 

  • Saturday, October 19, 2013 8:27 PM
    There's nothing unusual about a bunch of older guys playing basketball in a dimly lit gymnasium. Shots are made. Shots are missed, some more badly than others.
    Teammates make behind-the-back passes to each other. Opponents grapple for the ball. Elbows are thrown. Fouls are committed, but there's no whistle to stop the action and send a player to the line. Even when someone falls, the action continues, not waiting for them to pick themselves back up. 

  • Saturday, October 12, 2013 8:00 PM
    My dad was recently in the Myrtle Beach area and couldn't get over the fact there were waiting lists to sit down and eat dinner. Granted, there are seemingly hundreds of thousands of diners, restaurants, bars, cafés, fast-food chains, sandwich shops, pizza joints and just about everything in between to select from. 

  • Saturday, October 05, 2013 8:00 PM
    Twenty-one - and counting.
    My oldest turned 21 the other day. A lot has happened since he came into the world Sept. 28, 1992. As of today, he has been alive 7,678 days or 1,096 weeks or 252 months.
    There were quite a few times I didn't think he would make it to the next day much less to his 21st birthday. Luckily for all of us, he's still here. 

  • Saturday, September 28, 2013 8:00 PM
    I like art.
    I like to look at art. I don't necessarily know what should be deemed as good or bad art.
    It really doesn't matter to me, and if it did, I'm not sure if I have the right to build up or tear down someone's work. There are those who are more trained and have more expertise in such matters than I do. 

  • Saturday, September 21, 2013 8:00 PM
    A kid is supposed to look up to his dad. If that dad leads by example, he might just be fortunate enough to be considered a hero by his child. By definition, a hero is someone who is greatly admired. A dad who is doing his job as a father should be greatly admired. 

  • Saturday, September 14, 2013 8:00 PM
    Last holiday season, I discovered something pretty cool and new tucked in among the myriad Christmas shows, movies, specials and music ... that should be starting in about a week or two and leading up to the Big Day on Dec. 25.
    Stores in the area are probably getting ready to take down their Halloween decorations and might just skip putting out their Thanksgiving goodies in order to get their Christmas stash out and on the shelves. 

  • Saturday, September 07, 2013 8:00 PM
    I love Legos and love trying to see what can be built using them. I developed my love for Legos after having sons.
    As a kid growing up, I didn't have Legos from what I can remember. I was more into Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars and electronic football.
    My boys can't say they didn't have Legos growing up.
    There are Legos in my oldest son's room as well as in storage tubs and boxes in an upstairs closet. There are a few pieces in the basement, too. 

  • Saturday, August 31, 2013 8:00 PM
    For the longest time, my blood ran Kelly Green. Today, my blood technically pumps Hunter Green. That's because I'm a New York Jets fan - as hard as it is to say these days.
    Ever since I was a kid, the New York Jets have been my team while being surrounded by scores and scores of New York Giants fans. Most of my friends were New York Giants fans, and with one particular guy, paid great dividends for me.