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REVIEW:  Did She Kill Him?

REVIEW: Did She Kill Him?

Did She Kill Him? A Torrid True Story of Adultery, Arsenic and Murder in Victorian England, by Kate Colquhoun

Crime attracts people whether it’s on television, in movies, mystery novels, or non-fiction books. Why do we like to read about it? Perhaps we want to look into the minds of criminals to find out why they commit heinous crimes.

by · 05/25/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
An historical image of  Jasper raising the battle flag of the colonial forces over present-day Fort Moultrie on June 28, 1776 during the Battle of Sullivan's Island.

HISTORY: Sgt. William Jasper

Little is known of Revolutionary War Sgt. William Jasper’s origins. Traditionally he has been identified as Irish, but others have argued that he was of German ancestry.

by · 05/18/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
REVIEW:  The Book of Wisdom: The Heart of Tibetan Buddhism

REVIEW: The Book of Wisdom: The Heart of Tibetan Buddhism

Osho was an Indian mystic, a spiritual master with a large following, during the second half of the 20th century. In his discourses, he reinterpreted the writings of various religious traditions and philosophies from around the world. The Book of Wisdom is filled with his brilliant outside-the-box interpretations. It is also a guide, if you are curious to take the path, to deep awakening and happiness that does not fade. In the very first chapter the reader is given a recipe to follow in seven easily digestible steps.

by · 05/18/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
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HISTORY: Dr. Benjamin Mays

Civil rights activist, writer and college president Benjamin Elijah Mays was born on August 1, 1894, in rural South Carolina near Rambo in Edgefield County (now Epworth in Greenwood County).

by · 05/11/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
REVIEW: The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion

REVIEW: The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion: A fantastic summer beach book which will effortlessly pull you into Sookie Poole’s world in Point Clear, Alabama, Fannie Flagg’s writing has you laughing out loud while blending in deeply touching moments with unexpected twists and turns.

by · 05/11/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
POEM:  Summer Afternoon

POEM: Summer Afternoon

By Zoe Abedon | My sister is running down the stairs
in front of me,
sees the frog first and lifts
the smooth, green beast between two fingers.

by · 05/11/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Palmetto Poem
HISTORY:  Historic Charleston Foundation

HISTORY: Historic Charleston Foundation

Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) sprang from the activities of the Carolina Art Association. In 1941 the association began a survey of historic buildings in Charleston, published in 1944 as This Is Charleston.

by · 05/04/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
REVIEW: How to Win Friends and Influence People

REVIEW: How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to win friends and influence people: Upon considering whether to read this classic self-help/business book originally written in 1936, I had three main concerns: First, how applicable would it be to today’s cultures and practices? Second, how pertinent would it be to me in my non-business world profession? Third, would I struggle to stay awake through what I assumed would be rather dry text?

by · 05/04/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Redcliffe Plantation, now a state historic site.

HISTORY: Redcliffe

Constructed between 1857 and 1859, Redcliffe was the homeplace of South Carolina Governor James Henry Hammond and three generations of his descendants. Located in western Aiken County near Beech Island, Redcliffe served as an architectural and horticultural showplace, as well as the center of domestic life for the Hammond family. By 1860 it functioned primarily as a headquarters for Hammond’s extensive cotton plantations, which were sustained by more than three hundred slaves.

by · 04/28/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
REVIEW:  The Martian

REVIEW: The Martian

The Martian: A novel by Andy Weir. Mark Watney is pretty much the perfect man: a problem-solver with a wry sense of humor, he thinks on his feet and is cool under pressure. Unfortunately, he’s an astronaut stranded on Mars and left for dead with literally the entire Universe working against him. Fortunately, he’s Spaceman MacGyver and can build a new spaceship out of canvas, duct tape and potatoes. Ok, I exaggerate, but not by much.

by · 04/28/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews