Ethics

Ethics

Ethics as a word and as a concept are both derived from ancient Greece. The word is a close kin to the less common ethos, which roughly means character – as in character of a society or of a nation. The 1943 edition of Webster’s Dictionary on my bookshelf was inherited from my father, and […]

Hope for the Next Generation & Some Important Opportunities

Hope for the Next Generation & Some Important Opportunities

  Last week I finished two weeks of editorials, where I discussed the Nazi holocaust and the fact that most American millennials are uneducated on the slaughter of innocent Jewish lives a mere 3 generations ago. http://www.edgefieldadvertiser.com/2018/04/more-on-the-holocaust-another-action-item/.  Both weeks had action items for us as individuals: parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts or uncles, to help ensure […]

More on the Holocaust & Another Action Item

More on the Holocaust & Another Action Item

Last week I shared my personal experience of holding back vomit when I toured the Nazi Concentration Camp Dachau twice during the 1980’s.  I wrote about today’s trend of American millennials and even their parents not having a solid grasp of history as it relates to the horrific acts and statistics surrounding the holocaust in […]

Letter to Editor  

Letter to Editor   

  Convenience Center Management Complaint Notice has been given by Edgefield County Council that a public hearing will be held at the Council Chambers of the County Council, 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield, SC 29824, at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in conjunction with their regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council.  Several Ordinances […]

Notre-Dame at Risk, Potential Symbolism.

Notre-Dame at Risk, Potential Symbolism.

I want to thank CBS This Morning for their piece on the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris on Tuesday March 20th. It frankly is discouraging to learn about the state of its disrepair and its crumbling from within.   I am so grateful for the opportunity to have traveled to view this amazing testimony of craftmanship […]

How I met R.D. Porcher and the Hawthorn Tree  

How I met R.D. Porcher and the Hawthorn Tree   

          Pictured: Richard Porcher I shall forever think of Richard Dwight Porcher when I see a hawthorn tree.  I saw one for the first time, recently, while attending one of his lecture tours through a swamp at Middleton Plantation out of Charleston, SC. Porcher is retired from The Citadel where he taught […]

Church and State

Here we are in the midst of another legislative session, with reasonable and nonsensical proposed laws vying with one another for our elected representatives’ attention. In reviewing columns written during past legislative sessions, I reread one with this same title from three years ago. It is more appropriate now than it was then, and drew […]

Algebra Teachers and Sheriff’s Deputies

  Aftershocks from the Parkland, Florida, school shootings earlier this month continue to echo across the country. Surviving students from Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have shown themselves to be informed, articulate, and unwavering in their desire to tell their stories and to plead with those old enough to vote to do something, to […]

Our Local Libraries

GUEST EDITORIAL Our Local Libraries By Patricia Bryan   The Edgefield County public libraries operate as members of the Aiken-Bamberg-Barnwell-Edgefield  Regional Library System.  There is only one other multi-county system in South Carolina, Allendale-Hampton-Jasper.  Founded in 1957, the ABBE Regional Library System offers many advantages to its member counties and their citizens. All personnel operations […]

Letter To The Editor- No More, It’s Enough Now

THE HORRIFIC CRISIS at a school in Parkland Florida, 17 lives lost, 15 injured. May have been preventable with Trump not cancelling Obama’s mentally disabled to get guns & Republicans supporting this action. Shame on all of you !   The lack of strong gun laws & the lack of Health Care For All killed, yesterday, […]