Lowcountry Incredible

The other day I was going through photos of our various paddling trips and itching to get back on the water.  As I was looking at the pictures, for some reason the theme song from The Incredibles by Michael Giacchino kept running through my mind.  I started collecting some of the shots, and wound up … Continue reading Lowcountry Incredible

Please Rob Me

There’s a new website that’s been getting quite a bit of press lately. It’s called “Please Rob Me,” and it scans Twitter updates for people who have indicated that they are somewhere other than at home. The idea isn’t to enable thieves, but to highlight the carelessness of letting everyone know where you are every … Continue reading Please Rob Me

Schwaben House

I was on my own for dinner tonight, so I decided to try the only German restaurant in town, Schwaben House. Background Annette Heilmann-Ferro and Karl Heilmann, a brother and sister team, opened Schwaben House a year ago in February of 2009.  It’s located on Pelham Road in what used to be the Kabob House. … Continue reading Schwaben House

Winter Weekend

I was supposed to go kayaking on Ebenezer Creek with the Lowcountry Unfiltered group this weekend. I even had my boat on top of my car Thursday evening. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans. Friday evening it started to snow in earnest, right about the time I was heading home. The weird thing is that … Continue reading Winter Weekend

Bing, Buzz, Bip Bop Boo

What’s the buzz, tell me what’s a-happenin’, What’s the buzz, tell me what’s a-happenin’, What’s the buzz, tell me what’s a-happenin’, What’s the buzz, tell me what’s a-happenin’, Why should you want to know? Don’t you mind about the future? Don’t you try to think ahead? Save tomorrow for tomorrow; Think about today instead. – … Continue reading Bing, Buzz, Bip Bop Boo

Hidden Columbia

Tuesday I had to make one of my occasional trips down to Columbia for a meeting. The meeting was being held in an unusual location, and there were traffic detours all around the school. That meant that I saw more of Columbia neighborhoods than I normally see on one of these visits. Seeing the abandoned … Continue reading Hidden Columbia

Multitrack Madness

Back in 1985 my brother Houston introduced me to Todd Rundgren’s innovative album, A Cappella [sic]. Rundgren used digital sampling to create an album made up only of the human voice. He added distortion and manipulated the sounds to emulate drums and other instruments. Back then this was really impressive, and I was amazed that … Continue reading Multitrack Madness