We All Want One Thing


“Ecos” an exhibit in the Community Gallery of the Columbia Museum of Art reminded me that we all want to be happy. Happiness means different things to different people but having our basic human needs met is the most important thing.

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Faith, Hope, Love & Family


Growing up some of my best memories involve summer holidays in my mother’s hometown.  She was raised in a small town in the low-country of South Carolina.  There were stretches of farm land filled with crops.  Rows of soybeans, peanuts, strawberries, and corn grew along two-lane highways.  I spent my formative years with my grandparents […]

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What is Kwanzaa?


Today is the first day of Kwanzaa.  “Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community, and culture.”(1)  Kwanzaa is not a religious tradition.  Kwanza begins on December 26th and ends on January 1st.  “It was created in 1966 by Dr. Mualana Karenga, professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach.”(2)

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Life is Fragile


While remnants of Hurricane Irma bring a rainy and windy day to South Carolina. I think back to 2001. That year on this date my 92 year old grandfather had successful surgery to remove a sub dermal hematoma (blood cot) from his brain. While sitting in his hospital room my hubby & I watched in […]

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My Spiritual Journey


Yesterday, was Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten Season for Christians worldwide.  Catholics, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran and various other denominations have a service where priest or pastors impose ashes in a form of a cross on parishioner’s foreheads.  The imposition of ashes mean many things but personally to me it is a reminder […]

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