The two big Cs in South Carolina are constantly trying to best one another. Columbia and Charleston just can’t be friends. I’m not as enamored with Charleston as most people I know are, though it’s lovely and on the coast (the beach = bonus points). It’s just too touristy and overpriced. I’ve already established Columbia’s many negative qualities, so we won’t go there.
So, while I don’t give Charleston a 5-star rating, there are some great Charlestonians. For example, my daughter lives there, and she’s a great person (people say we’re alike in many ways). Her husband just happens to live there too, and he’s really great. And there’s Thomas Cochran, who I don’t even know, but appears to be pretty terrific. How do I know? Because he’s apparently the only person who’s looking toward 2014 with his head screwed on right.* If you click on his name above you can see for yourself what I’m talking about.
If you need ideas on how to make 2014 your best year yet, go have a beer with Thomas. I’m sure he’d be happy to meet you in one of Charleston’s overpriced historically- themed bars. And he might even treat if he has a coupon.
* I’m sure there are others heading into the New Year with their head planted firmly in place, but he’s the only one of whom I’m aware.