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June 17, 2015

I’ve lived in the South all of my life. Still, it amazes me how hot it gets in the summer. “Hot” isn’t even the word for summer in South Carolina. It’s downright oppressive. My great-grandmother once “reckoned” if she had one child in South Carolina and one in hell, sh...

March 31, 2015

 

The phrase “dog days of summer” originated in ancient Greece, when the brightest star, Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog) was visible during the hottest months of the year. Taking cues from the Greeks, ancient Romans called the dog days "dies canicul...

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