Celia Rivenbark

Celia Rivenbark

Critiquing the ‘basket of deplorables’

Let’s just put aside the obvious nut job rumors like how Hillary Clinton has a body double, how she has murdered at least two people in her decades-long presidential power grab and how she rattles a necklace of bleached chicken bones every full moon to cast a spell on her enemies.

Celia Rivenbark

Weighing the value of pelvic exams

Recent findings by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists concluded there is “little to no evidence that pelvic exams are necessary” for healthy women and there’s little point in them getting one. When I read this I shrugged and thought, “Huh. That’s surprising.”

Celia Rivenbark

Olympics remind writer she’s out of shape

By the time you read this, the Rio Olympics will probably be over and that’s OK. Don’t get me wrong. I always get a little “No, no, there’s just something in my eye” when I hear the national anthem playing and an American is standing on the center podium clutching that grandly gaudy gold medal.

Celia Rivenbark

Ode to the start of school

Verily, it is written that back-to-school season did once again come to pass and the devoted mom set about to spend the first week packing the perfect lunch for her cherub, carefully cutting sandwiches into dolphin shapes (school mascot), slicing fruit to ensure there would be no seeds or offensive peels and even enclosing a heart-shaped sticky note wishing her angel a wonderful day.

Celia Rivenbark

Making America 8 Again | From the Belle Tower

In his continuing quest to “make America 8 again,” Donald Trump has successfully lowered the level of debate to that of the ubiquitous red-faced bully we all remember from elementary school. Every school has one; it’s practically a Central Casting requirement like “kindly lunchroom lady who gives you extra fries when you look sad” and “abusive gym teacher who won’t accept “leprosy, I swear” as an excuse to get out of laps on a hot day.”

Celia Rivenbark

Oh, to redo the EU vote

So the Brits want a do-over, eh? Turns out the “Leave” proponents didn’t exactly tell the whole truth about how it was going to play out once the United Kingdom exited the European Union. Sorry old chums.

Videos

Evolution of a Game: Arnold Palmer

In 2012, Bill Pennington talks to Arnold Palmer and his grandson Sam Saunders about golf club technology.
New York Times
Evolution of a Game: Arnold Palmer 2:44

Evolution of a Game: Arnold Palmer

SC mothers speak against gun violence after losing sons 1:03

SC mothers speak against gun violence after losing sons

Rory McIlroy talks about winning the FedExCup 2:43

Rory McIlroy talks about winning the FedExCup

Coastal Carolina claims 41-21 win over Furman 1:01

Coastal Carolina claims 41-21 win over Furman