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I moved from Michigan to South Carolina last year. While my family is dealing with the usual adjustment issues, I’m also confronted with lots of stereotypes – Yankees, Southerners, dialects, and who eats what. It’s been an experience with a lot of surprises. I’m really enjoying watching all these nasty assumptions fall apart. Really, it’s for the best that they do.

According to Infoplease.com:

It took 15 years to create the federal Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Congressman John Conyers, Democrat from Michigan, first introduced legislation for a commemorative holiday four days after King was assassinated in 1968.

Michigan. Yeah. That makes me proud.

What makes me not-so-proud:

2005: South Carolina becomes the last state to make MLK Day a paid holiday for all state employees. Until now, employees could choose between celebrating it or one of three Confederate-related holidays.

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Cleveland development looks to Greenville (SC) for inspiration

The falls near Liberty Bridge in Greenville, South Carolina.

Old news by now in the architecture community, but Cleveland has hired the firm that built Greenville’s "Liberty Bridge" to create a community-building element for Cleveland’s downtown-on-a-comeback. Liberty Bridge is not only the largest pedestrian suspension bridge – with a curved walkway – in the U.S., but it’s what ties downtown to the Reedy River and Falls Park into a unique mid-sized urban experience.

Okay, Greenville is a small town. There are about 50,000 people who live within the city limits, and the surrounding area claims half a million residents. So, what’s this small town doing setting a precedent for the likes of a large city like Cleveland? It works. It’s original. And the idea was thought not to work at all, and end up as a waste of $4.5 million.

Of course, the idea that’s least likely to work is the most likely to win.

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Stephen Colbert: A Different Kind of Candidate

Colbert Nation

His website lists his fantasies as:

Astronaut License

Attend Hogwarts

Hunt Man

Golf with Nixon

Wrestle Manilow

Try Appletini

I’m not sure what your favorite Presidential candidate fantasizes about or that they would even disclose their list, but that’s my favorite. And he’s running as both a Republican and Democrat, so I don’t even have to choose a party affiliation.

He’s Stephen Tyrone Colbert and he announced his candidacy for out great nation’s Presidential race last week on his nightly news show, "The Colbert Report."

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017