Bean bag chair memories

What’s old is new. Or, in the case of the bean bag chair, what’s old apparently remains, and in more shapes, sizes, colors and other incarnations than back in the 1970s. The grandchildren ...

Choosing the big cheese

Three weeks, folks. Actually, three weeks and two days. Election Day is truly just around the corner, and just around the corner from that is Thanksgiving. Oh, and then Christmas. After Nov. 8, what ...

Cleaning up after the storm

"Ridin' the storm out, waitin' for the thaw out On a full moon night in the Rocky Mountain winter My wine bottle's low, watching for the snow Thinkin' about what I've been missin' in the city And I'm ...

We need to change our tune

Some songs from years ago seem so relevant in today's news world.Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" was playing when I was taking a morning walk late last week and a thought occurred to me. How very 2016 ...

Boxing up memories

Her children, themselves now adults and most with children of their own, spent days sifting through the attic and carefully poring over what has accumulated in drawers, cabinets and boxes through ...

Jay Bender: A true public defender

Current, as well as former, newspaper publishers and editors, attorneys and even retired state Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal filled the banquet room at The Palmetto Club in Columbia on Friday ...