I wish someone would talk to the Greenville School District about designing their schools. The new Wade Hampton High School looks like a huge, ugly box. The ugliest part faces the main highway. Go figure. And, of course, this will cause even more run-off into our already overloaded watershed.
My favorite weekly freebie, The Beat, was mercilessly run out of business several months ago while in its incarnation as MetroBeat. The culprit, of course, was the megalithic Gannett News Corporation, and it’s local shill, The Greenville News. The Greenville Cage Liner started it’s own weekly rag called, The Link, which went head to head … Continue reading The Tyranny of Gannett
Last night we attended a writer’s symposium at Furman entitled "Writing Towards Home". The symposium featured Ashley Warlick, Tommy Hayes, Mindy Friddle, and George Singleton, all of whom have novels set in Upstate South Carolina. The symposium was well attended by the literazzi of Greenville – mostly writer wannabees and some eccentrics. It was almost … Continue reading Writing Towards Home
What a motto. At least it’s better than some of the ones that got put up when I used to work here.
When I got back to the Deep South from spending a year in the Tucson desert, four things really struck me – the humidity how green everything is southern accents and the overabundance of radio evangelists. Upon my return I was driving around and scanning the radio stations when I came upon this jewel… … Continue reading New Wingnut Entertainment in Town
This weekend marks the 25th Anniversary of Art in the Park in Greenville. The show started out in Cleveland Park, and has moved locations several times. It’s current location is less in the park and more out on main street, but it is set up to take advantage of the renovated Falls Park in the … Continue reading Art in the Park
A little bit of rain, and our street floods once again.
Speaking of strange things in churches, the lunatic right wing group, Christian Exodus, made the front page of the Greenville News again. This group is trying to get other ultra-right wingers to move to South Carolina so that it can secede from the Union (again) and form its own Christian Theocracy.
I returned home from Philly to find that our neighborhood had flooded – again. The torrential rains we had while I was away landed our street in the news just about every day. It doesn’t take torrential rains. Just a normal rain will produce a large pool at the end of our stream in which … Continue reading Flooding Fairfield
I like to pretend I’m a photographer. I’m not. I’ve got some decent equipment, and I know the basics, but I can’t seem to come up with those awe-inspiring shots that I see at shows such as Artisphere. This morning was another of those awe-inspiring mornings after a day of storms, so I decided to … Continue reading In Search of the Rural Piedmont