Columns

MY LIFE - Giving my right arm a rest

In choosing the title for this piece, my first instinct was “Giving my right arm a break,” but given my recent history, I decided not to tempt fate. That being said, the problem here is that I seem... more

THE RECIPE BOX - ‘Dish and Dine’ with Greenville Library’s Cassie Patterson

SMITHFIELD – Cassie Patterson, assistant director at the Greenville Public Library, knew early on that she wanted to pursue a profession that involved literature. She took English literature during... more

FILM UNFILTERED - ‘The Predator’ is a forgettable train wreck

H This continuing trend of older films being either rebooted or having unnecessary sequels made is truly reaching epidemic levels. While I understand many of the major film studios feel inclined to... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - Parenting advice is not meant to be popular

A few thoughts over morning coffee … From the Feedback Department: Certain recent columns of mine have drawn a spike in reader responses, both pro and con. My comments on the fact that young teachers... more