When I headed for college, I chose journalism as my major, thinking newspaper work – yuck, newspapers – would at least give me a job while I labored over The Great American Novel and the fame and fortune it would bring.
I was in a big-box store the other day and noticed for the first time that it was selling personal drones – the latest high-tech innovation that I will never enjoy. The main uses for personal drones seem to be photography and videos – and that raises questions for those who worry about such niceties as civil liberties.
Looking back, it’s difficult to recall the community angst that accompanied the closing of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in 1993. However, it’s great to see that we’ve pretty much figured out what to do with it.
Mandatory evacuations always seem to make a lot of sense for anyone living in coastal South Carolina, but the same cannot be said for a more populated area like Houston, which is still dealing with the horrific effects of Hurricane Harvey.
One can only wonder at the stories that will be told after our own “Eclipse of the Century,” which will be seen by millions of Americans on Monday as it courses across the entirety of the United States.