From the Maple Tree

From the Maple Tree, a column by Kenneth Collins Maple

Thoughts on gun control

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Gun control in this country seems to be at the forefront right now, and I have to admit, it’s there for me, too.

I can’t help but think about it when I get a daily media report everyday from the sheriff’s offices of Greenville and Spartanburg Counties. Usually listed within those reports: some act of violence involving a weapon.

My playoff team

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I need an October team.

My Chicago White Sox and Atlanta Braves failed to reach the playoffs, again. Here’s my attempt to convince myself of a new team for the postseason.

My visit to Hollywild

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Hollywild is my new favorite place. I know I’ve been there before, but I probably went to the Inman/ Wellford animal park on a school field trip as a youngster, and let’s face it, anything that gets a student out of class is a worthwhile trip.

In someone else's shoes

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During Tuesday morning’s Greer Relief community breakfast, Mayor Rick Danner asked those in attendance to consider how desperate they would have to be to give up everyhing in search of a better, safer life. “There are thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of people that are doing that right now for a better life.”

STEP coming at right time

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With Timken’s donation to Daily Bread Ministries, the STEP (Shelter to Empower People) facility moves closer to helping the homeless and those in poverty. Daily Bread’s chairman Adam Wickliffe said they hope to complete the building by quarter four of this year.

Grandparents Day

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So I bought a desk calendar the other day. I was pretty excited about it. These handy-dandy sheets of 31.8 percent recycled paper not only keep my schedule organized but it allows office citizens a chance to look at my calendar, see I have four lines filled up on a particular day and then subsequently leave me alone. It should work wonders.

Call me Kenny

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Hello, Greer. My name is, well, you can see what my name is above. You don’t have to call me by that full name. You can call me Kenny. My wife thinks the full name sounds better in a byline. I tend to agree.


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