This would be a great year to be a political scientist

A good friend of mine is a retired political science professor. He’s spending his retirement enjoying life in Charleston, traveling and writing a monthly column for this newspaper. Faithful readers will know I’m talking about Dr. David Gillespie.
I can’t help but think – and I haven’t asked him – at times this year he’s regretted not being in the classroom. The politics of 2016 are gold, Jerry, gold. (Seinfeld, if you don’t recognize the reference.)

Editorial: Dr. Joe

John Wayne was born in 1907. He died in 1979 at the age of 72. When the Duke died, Dr. Joe Gettys, who was also born in 1907, was still in his prime and would live another 37 years. Dr.

We were Mayberry


We were Mayberry!

One afternoon recently an old Joanna friend of mine since high school days, Paul Mode, called me about a conversation he and several other Joanna folks had.


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