Articles by: Michael Kaynard

KAYNARD: Customer service has left the building

KAYNARD: Customer service has left the building

By Michael Kaynard, special to Charleston Currents  |  Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 30 years, you have undoubtedly noticed that good customer service is a thing of the past. In most places, you could set off firecrackers and not one employee would respond.

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Perhaps some small mom and pop stores still value service but the larger, corporate businesses have too few employees and many are untrained about their products. Most could not care less whether you buy. 

by · 06/12/2017 · 4 comments · My Turn, Views
PHOTO ESSAY:  Magnolias in Hampton Park

PHOTO ESSAY: Magnolias in Hampton Park

Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard took an annual trip to Hampton Park over the weekend to photograph magnolias in all of their glory. He writes, “Magnolias vary a great deal. Some are beautiful when they first bloom and others when they are near their end. They are all beautiful in their own way. I think there is a parallel that can be drawn regarding people. Embrace the beauty in all of us, no matter how different we are.”

by · 05/22/2017 · 1 comment · Photo Essay, Photos
MYSTERY:  Rigging could be a clue

MYSTERY: Rigging could be a clue

Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard sent along this photo, slightly retouched to remove the ship’s name. What and where is it? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

by · 05/16/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
A field of red and pink wildflowers offsets these three trees in the Hill Country of Texas near Fredericksburg, Texas.  (Photos by Michael Kaynard.)

PHOTO ESSAY: Texas spring

Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard spent several recent days on the highways and byways of Texas, sending us a host of colorful photos of the Lone Star State’s spring. Enjoy.

by · 05/08/2017 · 1 comment · Photo Essay, Photos
MYSTERY:  Tree and wall

MYSTERY: Tree and wall

Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard is on vacation outside of South Carolina and sent this photo. Look familiar? But where is it? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

by · 04/18/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
PHOTO:  Catching some rays

PHOTO: Catching some rays

Not only is this lizard catching some spring sunshine, but lots of Charleston County residents have bugged out of town for spring break to catch rays, visit with family and see other parts of the country. Photo by contributing photographer Michael Kaynard.

by · 04/10/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
PHOTO:  Gnarly wooden bird

PHOTO: Gnarly wooden bird

Look hard enough and you might find the shape of a heron or some other woodland creature in this gnarled, weathered wood spied recently by contributing photographer Michael Kaynard of Charleston at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. In Good News, read about the Heirloom Plant event taking place this weekend at the attraction.

by · 03/06/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
Photo by Michael Kaynard

PHOTOS: Turtle basks

With February being more balmy than usual, it wasn’t surprising for contributing photographer Michael Kaynard to find turtles lapping up the sun during a recent photo shoot at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. We’re probably in for a cold snap or two still, but with pollen bombs going off from area trees, the signs of spring are, ahem, in the air.

by · 02/27/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
PHOTO:  Weathered red

PHOTO: Weathered red

When contributing photographer Michael Kaynard sent along this close-up shot of the hood of an Ford F-250 truck, we immediately knew it would be a featured photo in Charleston Currents. The photo, taken on a recent trip to Fernandina Beach, Fla. (see Mystery Photo), evokes feelings of quality craftsmanship and classic styling. Thanks, Michael!

by · 01/30/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
MYSTERY:  Looking up

MYSTERY: Looking up

This one may be tough, but if you live in Charleston, you may recognize this photo by contributing photographer Michael Kaynard as being on the peninsula. Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

by · 01/09/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos