Non-Respecter of Person Issues

Non-Respecter of Person Issues

In 2016 I wrote 36 editorials for The Edgefield Advertiser.  One third of them addressed non-respecter of person issues.  That theme, non-respecter of person issues, will continue to be prevalent in my writings in 2017 because when we boil humanity down to these issues; principles, laws, and relationships, one comes to recognize there is far […]

The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Many of the readers of The Edgefield Advertiser have been following the politics of our neighboring state, North Carolina. The Republican Governor had sponsored several controversial pieces of legislation that passed the Republican-controlled legislature. These pieces included some that were viewed by the Democratic opposition as making it more difficult for poor people to vote, […]

This Week:

This Week:

Suzanne was gracious enough to offer me this space for editorials before the evolution of my decision to run and serve on Edgefield County Council.  Tuesday I was sworn in to serve the Merriwether District on County Council – and I wanted to part from my editorials to briefly share my hope as I begin […]

A Christmas Story from San Francisco

A Christmas Story from San Francisco

Your Edgefield Advertiser correspondent is in San Francisco this week before Christmas, celebrating my wife Carol’s birthday. San Francisco is an urban mixing bowl where women and men of all races, creeds, and genders have managed to live together for 200 years in an enviable level of harmony and prosperity that teaches us lessons every […]

The Holiday Season

The Holiday Season

The year 1999 was my last as an active duty Navy Officer, and as the Christmas season approached I found myself working as a defense contractor. My new employer won a contract to see how Defense Department computers would react to what was then the unknown new idea of Y2K – the year 2000 – […]

Thoughts on Pearl Harbor, Part Two

Thoughts on Pearl Harbor, Part Two

In last week’s editorial (http://www.edgefieldadvertiser.com/2016/12/thoughts-on-pearl-harbor-part-one/) I shared some initial thoughts on two competing cultures, and their success in the last 75 years producing resilient societies.  I tied that theme to the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, comparing the 1940’s jewel of our republic, Detroit, to the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; cities […]

Thoughts on Pearl Harbor, Part One

Thoughts on Pearl Harbor, Part One

Today is the 75th Anniversary of The Empire of Japan bombing Pearl Harbor. There is no question a lot of ink and airtime this week will be invested discussing the death and destruction which took place as a result of this event in 1941.  Undoubtedly much ink and airtime will also be given to the […]

Interesting Times

Interesting Times

The ancient Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times!” applies to our entire nation this year, and times are especially interesting following November’s elections The federal government has been led by a Democratic administration, for most of its time in office opposed by a Republican-led Congress whose major goal seems to have been blocking […]

Letter to editor – History Repeats Itself

Recently six families residing on Bell and Parrish Roads met with Mr. Fred West, Vice-President of Amick Processing. The meeting centered around a proposed By-Products Plant which would produce “High-End” pet food. The location is on Duncan Road in southern Saluda County between Parrish Road and Old Charleston Road. The proposed plant would be built […]

Week Three: Grace

Week Three:  Grace

This is week three in a three-week series on things I am thankful for.  The first two subjects were work and family.  Today’s subject is grace.  Three things definitely worthy of our thankfulness, three things we definitely need, and three things connected. I often address the theme that most of life’s issues are non-respecter of […]