Tag Archives: Greenville

What you can’t defend

Supposedly the last lynching that took place in South Carolina occurred on February 16, 1947 when a 24 year old black man, Willie Earle, was taken from his jail cell by a mob of white men and was beaten, stabbed … Continue reading

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Change the headline

‘It’s breaking my heart’: Greenville, NC, wrestles with fallout of Donald Trump’s rally Many years ago, not long out of college, I interviewed for a position in advertising sales with the local television station in Greenville, NC. I had been … Continue reading

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Sometimes we must interfere

“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever … Continue reading

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The Great Eclipse

On Monday, August 21st at approximately 2:38 pm my little city will be in the dark. We are one of the cities along the, cue the thunder, “PATH OF TOTALITY”. Our hotels, and we got a lot of hotels, are sold … Continue reading

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A Short Story: Basketball Dreams

I pass this scene every Sunday as I drive to DuPont State Forest to ride my mountain bike, a basketball goal that appears to be growing among the trees and shrubs on an overgrown parcel of land. At this point in my … Continue reading

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Mother nature’s bitch

During the months of daylight savings I ride my bicycle 30 miles on Tuesday, 30 miles on Thursday, 50 to 60 miles on Saturday and either hike on Sunday or ride my bicycle 40 miles. So on a good week … Continue reading

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Homogenized language

I graduated from a college located deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I worked the cash register at an appliance store after class to make a little extra beer and gas money. This store sold ovens, refrigerators, televisions and stereo … Continue reading

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