Monday, August 28, 2017
Reading the newspaper (or the cyber newsfeed) has been especially painful these last two weeks. Charlottesville… a shooting on King Street in Charleston… a hurricane in Texas… and countless (truly) articles about the demise of the SCANA/Santee Cooper nuclear plant. No silver linings in these events…
But also, if you will bear with me, some encouraging, inspiring and beautiful stories too.
First, the nuclear plant debacle continues to unfold. There are important lessons about how to…
Thursday, August 17, 2017
On hot August days in the warehouse, it can be easy to get stuck in the daily grind. We arrive before sunrise, listen to voicemails left the night before, answer emails, jot down orders and load vans for delivery. Forklifts run, phones ring, customers drop in. Wash, rinse, dry, repeat.
It can be tough to pause and remember why we put in the…
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The law locks up the man or woman who steals the goose from off the common. But lets the greater felon loose, who steals the common from the goose.
Another week, another missed news summary. I have no excuse. So, I’ll try to make this one the best yet, with a laser-like focus on one big issue – infrastructure. The word is so solid and reassuring I’ll say it again. Infrastructure. …
Monday, August 14, 2017
For Immediate Release
Alan Hancock – firstname.lastname@example.org – (843) 781-6144
CHARLESTON, SC – In response to the news that the U.S. District Court in Charleston today ordered the “wave dissipation devices” on Harbor Island and Isle of Palms removed immediately and remain down during nesting season while the Sierra Club’s case proceeds, Coastal Conservation League Chief Conservation Officer Lisa Jones-Turansky issued the following…
Saturday, August 5, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:
AUGUST 7, 2017
Alan Hancock, Communications Director, Coastal Conservation League, (843) 781-6144, email@example.com
Offshore drilling rally Monday
Charleston, SC – On Monday, August 7 at 6 pm at the Yacht Club at the Charleston Harbor Fish House, elected leaders and offshore drilling expert Peg Howell will update the public on what’s next with federal government attempts to open up our coast for offshore drilling for oil and gas. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy…
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Here’s my take on the news that Santee Cooper and SCE&G are abandoning a nuclear expansion project at the V.C. Summer power plant and what you can do next as a utility customer and South Carolina citizen.
Monday, July 31, 2017
I’ve gotten a lot of comments about the past three email news summaries and took a week off to think about them. (Actually, I was just too disorganized to get last week’s out. Sorry!) A few significant people tactfully suggested that I cut the length down. I agree, with the caveat that I will have to leave a few items out (important topics like testosterone research…). With brevity in mind, I’ll get directly to…
Monday, July 24, 2017
I’m passionate about clean air. Before joining the Coastal Conservation League, I worked for the state’s Bureau of Air Quality at DHEC. There, I did air quality modeling to help inform state policy on keeping the air healthy for everyone. Clean air is important; unhealthy air can cause or contribute to respiratory diseases like asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, and it’s even been linked to heart-disease. Plus, dirty air can wreck the beautiful scenic vistas…
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Layered in a warm pie.
Freshly sliced and sprinkled with salt.
Diced and tossed in a bright, spicy salsa.
Stuck between two pieces of white bread and Duke’s mayonnaise.
At the warehouse, all we’re dreaming about and seeing are tomatoes. We’re in the thick of the crop’s season, and our pallets are piled high with juicy red, green and yellow tomatoes. Every tomato is a different shape,…
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer; but when the last individual of a race of living beings breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again.
William Beebe, The Bird, 1906
One of the benefits of spending a week in…