Soda City coach dreams of helping Columbia soccer players

Soda City FC Coach Asher Quave-Robinson has a dream—to help Columbia’s soccer players achieve their goals. “That’s my biggest goal—to have these players move on to higher levels of play, even onto the professional level,” Quave- Robinson said. “The guys we have now are in an inbetween stage of their lives, and I want to help them in the space […]

Let your dog stop and smell the roses

Why do you take your dog for walks? So he can eliminate? So you tire him out? What do you expect of your dog when you take him for a walk? To walk precisely at your side and at your pace? To cover a lot of ground? It’s a new year and time for dog owners to rethink walking with […]

Famously Hot New Year draws tens of thousands

Tens of thousands of locals and out-oftowners danced in the streets at Famously Hot New Year in downtown Columbia Tuesday, December 31, 2019. The free celebration featured a concert by Salt-N-Pepa— the first female rap act to receive a Grammy and attain platinum status—a midnight countdown, and the biggest New Year’s Eve fireworks display in South Carolina over the historic […]

Nepal Ya’ll

Part One

We just completed a 14-day land tour of Nepal with Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) called “Nepal and the Mystical Himalayas.” We have travelled with OAT many times, as we like the small group size (less than 16), interesting activities, and reasonable prices. Nepal is small in area (about the size of North Carolina) but has 32 million people with a […]

Columbia City of Women: Sarah Elizabeth Leverette

Columbia City of Women’s January 2020 Honoree

Sarah Elizabeth Leverette was born in Iva, South Carolina on December 30, 1919. By then, 22 states had ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Less than two months later, on February 14, 1920, the League of Women Voters organized to help prepare women for an increased role in government affairs. Although the Nineteenth Amendment, signed […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres Trenholm Road: A woman went to police headquarters at 2 p.m. Thursday to file a report against a man she said was harassing her. The 37-year-old woman said she and the “50-somenting” year old man in question were former co-workers, but he had been terminated after another woman complained about him harassing her. The woman making the report […]

A decade ends

Don’t you just love how excited people are about the end of a decade? “See you next year!” has quickly turned into “See you next decade!” Haha. Very Funny. Trust me, you are the pinnacle of comedy. News organizations are quick to publish articles about the most popular books, movies, games, and even franchises of the decade, and people are […]

Nuf Sed

Buckle up, everybody: computer security will be more crucial than ever


What are the top predictions for technology in the next decade? Just as scam experts were warning us to write out the date 2020 in full, so fraudsters couldn’t alter our checks and documents, an even more ominous warning came from U.S. Homeland Security to be on heightened alert for cyberattacks after U.S. forces killed Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani. […]

Decade of the Whippersnappers

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

I’ve spent the last few days listening to TV talking heads of all stripes constantly declaring we are entering, “a new decade.” There was even a story in Indiana about twins born in different decades. At the risk of sounding like an old man chasing whippersnappers off the lawn, I disagree. Vehemently. The end of the current decade happens 12-31-2020—exactly […]