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).
We open our hearts to others during the holidays, but what happens after the holidays are over? Many people go back to their normal routines, stress of everyday life, sorrows, grumpiness, etc.
For those of us opposed to the concept of nationalized health care, learning the shameful way that Obamacare was forced on us was like pouring salt …
Fall is for planting, so here is a recipe for amending the soil for flower beds. You could use the same recipe for trees and shrubs with some slight modification. Test soil first, if possible, and wait 30 days to plant if you're able.
Ahoy there, Jack Sparrow! Ye might have known some of the patriarchs of Charleston’s most illustrious families.
My elementary school held a mock presidential election in the fall of 1980.
I would like to start this week’s article with a shout out to Charleston RiverDogs’ head grounds superintendent Mike Williams. Mike (Riley Park) won the South Atlantic Leagues’ Field of the Year honors for 2014.
Don't you just love a good dysfunctional family story? Doesn't everyone? Well, I do, anyway.
Note: This is the first in a series of articles on the plantations that once dotted the lands east of the Cooper.
Meet Christian Colon, full-time library assistant in the circulation department, and one of Mount Pleasant Regional's newest staff members. Christian …
I love food, but I'm a terrible cook. I don't like to cook. I don't have the patience for it. Frankly, I'd rather be reading a book.
They boast about how they “bring home the bacon.” They take credit for new buildings, new parks and new programs for which they've secured public funding. But all too often, politicians forget to thank the people who made it possible – the taxpayers.
Recently, I spend two very relaxing weeks on the island of Curacao, located in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast. It forms, together with the islands Aruba and Bonaire, the so-called ABC islands. Although it is still part of the Netherlands, Curacao has its own government.
July 21 marked the anniversary of one of America's great triumphs.
One of my duties at the Mount Pleasant Library is leading the Monday book discussion group. Before this, everything I knew about group interaction I learned and experienced in college and graduate school.
When I was in high school I dated a fellow who was a bird-watcher. In fact, his whole family were avid bird-watchers.
On June 12, the term “Flying Dutchman” was mentioned more than once in the media and the reporters were not referring to the legendary ghost ship that's not able to make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever. Nor are they referring to André Rieu's music CD. Robin van Persie earned the nickname “Flying Dutchman” when …
I read an article recently which said that Mount Pleasant was the ninth fastest growing area in the country. It seems everywhere I have lived tells that story.
My friend Susan recently pointed out a new book that just arrived at our library, written by one of my favorite authors, Nick Hornby. I was thrilled to discover it. It's called “Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books,” and it's a compendium of 10 years' worth of book reviews from Hornby's column in a magazine called …
Next month, I’ll be attending the Lexington County Peach Festival in Gilbert, South Carolina.
In early May, thousands of people turned out at Finlay Park in Columbia for “Strides for Autism,” a fundraising walk to raise support for the South Carolina Autism Society. And about a month earlier, a similar event at Heritage Park in Simpsonville saw an impressive turnout.
If the words Adho Mukha Svanasana, Bhujangasana and Ananda Balasana sound familiar, you are, in my eyes, a Yoga Guru. If Downward-Facing Dog, Cobra Pose and Happy Baby Pose are more recognizable, then you are probably participating in a yoga exercise program (the second set of names is a translation of the first set).
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.
By Susan Frohnsdorff
Assistant ManagerMonday, May 19, 2014 10:04 a.m.
There’s never been a better time to be a Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) cardholder.
The first vegetable garden my husband and I planted was ready to harvest just as we were moving to a new state.
I guess in the restaurant (“Foodie”) world, they call them “pairings.” Most of the customer base I deal with calls them “cocktails.” Basically, when you get a synergistic effect from adding two or more items together – when 1 + 1 = 5 not 2. When the two or more items together act better than the two or more items act individually, you have synergy. …
Every year, people are recognized for what they do best. In the film industry, actors and actresses receive awards for their performances. In the literary world, writers are likewise acknowledged for their work. Some of the more prestigious awards in literature are the Nobel Prize (international) and the Pulitzer Prize (American). Alice Munro was …
As the weather warms up, many of us start to look forward to summer travels. Whether you’re planning an upcoming trip or not, there’s always the opportunity to travel by way of books from the library.
My coworker Brigitte Sidwell moves quickly. I’ve never seen her still. Whether she’s shelving holds, checking-in books, drinking coffee or processing our “daily shipment” from the Main Library and other branches, Brigitte reminds me of a bird flying from task to task with great efficiency.
Recently, librarian Michael Nelson wrote a column about the library's book discussion groups and their value in giving people an opportunity to share ideas and opinions. Discussion groups have become very popular all over the U.S. in the last 20 years or so. These groups meet in libraries, homes, churches, colleges, community centers, restaurants …