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Buddy, Can You Spare a Compliment?
Written by Jack Sparacino
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 14:58
The world of customer feedback has come a long way. If we circle back to around 1900, the life of many working Americans was bleak if not simply miserable. Sweat shops that we now only read about were a grim reality in New York and many other cities. Entire families worked backbreaking, soul destroying hours –up to 18 at a time – in conditions so foul and unhealthy as to demand outcry and immediate action.
If these yummy-looking sandwich photos have caught your fancy and you're thinking that you might be feeling kind of cheesy, before you even start to read this column, take a stick of salted butter out of the refrigerator so it can come to room temperature. Go ahead and do it. If you don't, when your stomach starts growling and you have to wait, you'll wish you had. I'll explain why later.
"Some people call it "the sane version of Method acting," said instructor Gail Westerfield, who is preparing to teach a class in Meisner Technique at ARTworks. "The class will be an introduction to the fundamentals of Sanford Meisner's work, a practice that trains actors to be fully 'in the moment' on stage. Through a series of exercises, both experienced and inexperienced actors will learn what Meisner called 'living truthfully in imaginary circumstances.'"
The Books Sandwiched In series, sponsored by the Friends of the Beaufort County Library (FOL), will begin in January 2014 and is one of the 'Friends'' most popular projects. Local authors, well-known community leaders, celebrities, educators and world-travelers have appeared as presenters on the Books Sandwiched In stage at this free event.
I spent the holidays in north Alabama at my parents’ house, a rambling cottage on the Tennessee River that’s just about the best place in the world for Christmasing. It’s always a charmed interlude, this week of food and festivity and family; but like all families, we’ve been known to have our little . . . tensions.
Like many another scion of Celtic forebears, I celebrate the arrival of the Winter Solstice; like many another gardener, I rejoice in the coming of the coldest, darkest days of the year. To be sure, I complain about the cold, lament the lack of sunlight, and crave the warm sunny days of summer still to come.
Story & photos by Mark Shaffer The first reenactment of the Battle of Pocataligo took place in December 2012 on the grounds of Frampton Plantation in Point South. The next Battle of Pocataligo is scheduled for January 24-26, 2014. This article was originally published in January, 2013.
FORWARD INTO THE PAST "We were raised Methodists," Sue said. "But we converted to the Confederacy. There wasn't time for both."
New York Times best-selling author Cassandra King will make a special appearance on Saturday, January 25 at the Chart House, 2 Hudson Road on Hilton Head Island from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. King will talk about her latest book Moonrise and share her insights about her inspiration, her craft and more.
This particular column has been easy and difficult to write. Easy because it led me to indulge in wonderful, timeless music. 'Happiness in a can.' My feet couldn't keep still, arthritis and all. Difficult because how dare I wander into the world of the musical giants without a high clearance pass of sorts?