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A trip for a lifetime

By Jack Sparacino Well, here’s some good news. I’ve ordered my very own PTTM (personal time travel machine) from Holy Mackerel Enterprises, Inc. They said it would be here within 2,000 light nanoseconds which I’m hoping is soon.  I got so excited that I put together my first itinerary and started on a flight plan.… Keep Reading


A year later, remembering my mom’s battle with cancer

By Pamela Brownstein I used to love October. The weather is ideal and fall is in the air; it’s my birthday and also my favorite holiday, Halloween. But this year, I’ve been dreading the month. Not only because another year in my 30s makes me feel old or because being pregnant has put our annual… Keep Reading


My telephone pole is bigger than yours

By Pamela Brownstein In 2006, I received a letter from SCE&G wanting to buy the utility easement in front of my house. As a new, twenty something homeowner, the dollar amount was large, I didn’t need to be asked twice. I planned to use it on a trip to Hawaii, but my parents wisely opened… Keep Reading


Phaking it

By Jack Sparacino There’s a famous old expression that’s usually, though apparently falsely, attributed to legendary showman P.T. Barnum that “there’s a sucker born every minute.”  (More likely it was uttered by Barnum’s rival, David Hannum.) The statement itself may or may not be true, but there are certainly lots of us who are fairly… Keep Reading

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