Three Days on the Kerry Way

Day 1:  Killarney to the Black Valley You wake up in the dark.  The wind outside is screaming. It’s the sea-bred, haystack-leveling wind that howled around Yeats’s tower and his stone bridge a hundred years ago.  For an hour the poet paced and thought while gloom came in his mind.  You’re not pacing.  You’re lying […]

Now for the hard part…

By Steve Bailey.  This column first appeared in the Post & Courier. Congratulations, graduates: Take a bow because you have earned it, whether you are getting that diploma from high school or college. We are proud of you. Now comes the hard part, that elusive, scary thing called “success” in your life ahead. In an […]

This is what community looks like

It feels as if tonight, for a couple of hours, we’re enacting what MLK called the beloved community here at the Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) meeting at Mount Moriah Baptist Church on Rivers Avenue.

Getting Paid for Failure

[Steve Bailey is doing a great job keeping an eye on the growing scandal of SCANA’s nuclear reactor project.  Here is his latest op-ed from the Post and Courier.] So with consumers yelling for heads to roll, what is South Carolina Electric & Gas planning next? The largest stock buyback in the company’s history, which […]

“Paying Twice” For A Racial Bias Audit That Council Won’t Vote On

On June 20, one day after the Post & Courier published my op-ed, the Mayor’s office issued a press release disputing factual statements I’d made. This press release contains several erroneous statements, some of which were contradicted by the Mayor during the June 20 council meeting. This document is still on the city website–it was […]