P.S. Blog

Tue
05
Aug

Snake Lovers Everywhere

snake

There are snake lovers everywhere. I sent out an e-mail asking for snake stories. I thought I’d get people wanting to tell me about frightening events, about how they were bitten or attacked by snakes. Boy was I as wrong as two left shoes. Most of the responders wanted to tell me how wonderful snakes are.

Tue
22
Jul

Snakes, My New BFF

snake

Well maybe not my best friends, but after some education about snakes by experts, I no longer loathe them.

Thu
26
Jun

Three Things To Do Today To Be Healthier

Recently, I interviewed a medical doctor. Our topic was “Three Things You Can Do To Be Healthier.” Three things, I thought…even I can do that. And the steps are simple. You just have to do them. What are they?

1) Move More
2) Drink More Water
3) Get Enough Rest

Tue
17
Jun

The Palmetto Bug

Palmetto Bug

“Oh my God, that’s the biggest bug I’ve ever seen!” She screamed. “It’s a Palmetto Bug,” came the knowing refrain. ..”South Carolina is the Palmetto State, and that’s the Palmetto Bug.” Makes sense, right? …Wrong! The Palmetto Bug, that huge, disgusting creature, is also known as the American Cockroach and the Smokey Brown.

Thu
08
May

You Too May Go Down In History

Blessed Experiences…Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black

I read South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn’s autobiography recently, Blessed Experiences…Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black. I was preparing for an interview with the long-time Congressman scheduled to air on ETV’s weekly show, Palmetto Scene.

Tue
29
Apr

Losing My Mother

Hands

As I watched my mother fall back into childhood, the mother in me came out. Just over three months ago, my mother died. She’d been living with Alzheimer’s for many, many years. For the last four years, I had her at home with me.

Mon
10
Mar

Ten Things I Learned Growing Up in South Carolina

South Carolina

Growing up in South Carolina was something sweet. It was full of lightning bugs, honeysuckles and sweltering heat. It’s a lot different for children now growing up in an age where technology is so prevalent, but nature and the people of our Palmetto State left an indelible mark on me.

Tue
17
Dec

Nuclear Energy: Blessing or Curse?

What’s your electric bill looking like lately? In South Carolina, we use a lot of electricity and it doesn’t come cheap. Much of that electrical power comes from our four nuclear power plants, and hooray, we’re getting two new nuclear reactors. They’re under construction now in Jenkinsville.

Mon
25
Nov

Coaches Helping Off the Field

In the last several months Palmetto Scene has been extremely lucky to interview two of the most well-known major college coaches in the state of South Carolina – both coaches were gracious beyond words.

Mon
11
Nov

Exclusive Interview with Famed Photographer Annie Leibovitz

Several weeks ago, we were privileged enough to be one of two outlets that were offered an exclusive interview with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, who was opening an exhibit at the Columbia Museum of Art. Being a celebrity magazine junkie, I couldn’t wait to hear her stories.

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