(This article is from the current issue of Playlist magazine, and is shared with their permission and my thanks.) By Gray Bostick Photos by Judy Quick Sharon The natural beauty of the South Carolina lowcountry is a secret to no one. But perhaps much less known is the vital role that the sea and its … Continue reading SHIPS AHOY! The South Carolina Maritime Museum Brings Our Nautical Past to Life
By Gray Bostick In light of the recent rail and hail, laugh and defend hullabaloo about a banned substance being found in urine samples that will cause a trio of Tigers to miss tonight's Clemson/Alabama National Championship game, I thought it the perfect time that I weigh in. You see, I have a confession to … Continue reading MARLBORO MUSINGS: “Stinkin’ Steroids”
Have a safe New Year's Eve, and may 2019 bless you and yours with pleasant memories eternal. Having broken far too many in the past, I'm no longer a believer in New Year's resolutions, but instead, with less road ahead now than behind, I offer this advice: Life is meant for living, not existing. So … Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR!
By Gray Bostick Well here we are, at the end of another year and it's Christmas already! Christmas, that magical, special time of the year, when music and lights and excitement—especially for the little ones—fills the air. It's Santa and Rudolph and Hallmark movies and cards and carols and shopping and laughing at The Griswolds … Continue reading MUSINGS: Thoughts at Christmas…
By Gray Bostick Every now and then I catch myself living in the past. Not in a bad way, mind you, just reminiscing. Maybe it's part of growing older; maybe it's a combination of a lot of things...including my finally growing up at all, according to some wiseacres. But I digress... And speaking of “now … Continue reading MARLBORO MUSINGS: Every now and then…and Christmas
By Gray Bostick Tomorrow, just as millions of others around the country will do, we'll gather to celebrate one of our favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, the single national holiday that has largely been saved from commercialism. At least thus far. It's the one holiday holdout that is still primarily about family and friends coming together … Continue reading MARLBORO MUSINGS: A Brief History of Thanksgiving
“THE CHANCE” I'm humbled What a difference a few short months can make. And my world has surely been shaken. But I can only shudder at the thought of what a difference it would have been without y'all. Some folks fancy me a writer; all I know is sometimes I have some things I wanna … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Week Message of Thanks…and a thought.
By Gray Bostick A right instead of a left. The flip of a coin. The luck of the draw. A simple twist of fate, and lives are forever altered. And one area family with deep and historic local roots epitomizes exactly how fate can set a dramatically different course for two brothers. To many long-time … Continue reading Bobby Griffin: A Veterans Day Tale of True Service