My dad was a pilot in private aviation most of his life in Texas. He started flying as an instructor in the Army during World War II. He ended as a chief pilot flying jets for a large private company. By all accounts from his fellow aviators, he was great at what he did. It wasn’t work, but fun.

“Trust me” is an oft-used expression by parents, adults and professionals to instill a sense of comfort for the advice they are giving or the advice they are telling others that their words are to be believed and truly trustworthy. But how do we get to the point? How do we get our children, …

The number of new South Carolina cases of people getting COVID-19 has dropped significantly with 122 new cases one recent day, 71 new cases the day before. Daily deaths across the state have dropped from the double digits to just a few. The percentage of positive tests is now below 5 percent…

When the brilliance of the morning sun strikes the darkness from the night a glorious new day arrives. It opens the sky clear to the horizon. The world was created as a shining reflection of perpetual beauty. It’s a perfect diamond but many never see how it shines. The earth was made to use,…

As of this writing on May 10, it seems certain that open carry will be legalized in our state. People who have concealed weapon permits will have the option of continuing to hide their handguns or carry them out in the open. South Carolina will join 45 other states that have some form of ope…

Speak softly, words have influence. Speak wisely, words have consequences. Speak truth, words can build and destroy. Some word combinations are more profound and come from unexpected sources. Words make the world go around.

While some people in South Carolina and the U.S. who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 have gotten sick later after coming into contact with the virus, there is no reason to panic. The number of cases is relatively small; the vaccines are working for the majority of us.

South Carolina, one of 24 states that continues to allow executions, hasn’t been able to carry one out for the last decade because it hasn’t had access to lethal injection drugs. Those on death row currently pick whether they want to die by electrocution or lethal injection. Predictably with…

As the elected officers of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (SCAAP), we are writing to express our concerns for children as the pandemic continues.

We’ve let the convicts run the prison. It’s called the cancel culture and it is more damaging than the pandemic. If sensible people don’t cancel the cancel culture there’s no telling what might happen. And, it can’t be good.

Thankfully, it looks like our nation finally has COVID-19 under control in spite of hundreds of thousands of people who haven’t taken the pandemic seriously. More than 500,000 people have died in the U.S. from medical problems brought on by the deadly virus. Worldwide, about 2,500,000 have died.