Grains of sand on the beach? Cars? Who’s counting?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 8:48 a.m.

A little Internet research helped me discover that Earth’s beaches contain roughly 5,000 billion billion, or 5 sextillion, grains of sand (props to quickanddirtytips.com).

Residents take a stand

Thursday, June 5, 2014 9:47 a.m.

Several years ago, the world witnessed the Arab Spring. Fueled by a fervor for change, mobilized and united by social media, people in some Arab countries took steps to change the government of their countries.

Signs of the times

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 9:54 a.m.

Mount Pleasant’s commercial shrimpers are clinging to their businesses for dear life. Though their trade is unique, historic and important to our local culture, their plight as small-business owners is not.

One question answered, one remains UPDATED

Thursday, February 20, 2014 9:41 a.m.

It's always good to hear from readers, especially when they offer expertise or experience in regard to something I've written about. In last week's column, I mentioned CVS pharmacy's decision to no longer sell tobacco products. I also asked the age-old questions of why pharmacies are on raised platforms and why pharmacists still wear white coats. …

Want to know why SC is at the bottom of the education ladder? UPDATED

Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Observations on some paradoxes of life thus far in 2014:

Everything popular is wrong

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 3:13 p.m.

There was a time when doctors used to “bleed” patients. They did this not because they were malicious beasts or secret imposters from the “Twilight” series, but because that is what was popular. That practice was the convention.

On Vacation

On Vacation – Seabrook Island

Wednesday, January 21, 8:50 a.m.

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