If you ignore the bloody prick of a rusty nail, the wound might become infected or lead to something much worse.

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden is taking heat and light for his recent switcheroo on abortion rights. But Biden is hardly alone in his inconsistency on this volatile issue. Some of us remember how now-president Donald Trump made a famous abortion switcheroo, too.

"The Pentagon has released new color photos as proof that Iran was behind last week's attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman," ABC News reported. Hours before that attack, Iranians launched surface-to-air missile at a U.S. drone monitoring the tankers. The missile missed. In response, 1,000 American troops are being dispatched to the region for the declared purpose of defending American forces already there.

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I was planning on a Father’s Day column, extolling my own dear, departed daddy, when a dear friend, a mentor and deacon in our church finally succumbed to the cancer he had fought quietly for so many years. I was invited to give a eulogy at his funeral home service, which I did with great honor and love.

I am reminded of a song that says “There will be hills and mountains to climb.” Without a doubt, the writer was referring to the challenges that all of us will face sooner or later in life.

(*-The fact that I had to add quotations around taboo in the headline makes what I am writing that much more important.)

A week ago, my son walked across the stage as an honor graduate of South Florence High School. I was so excited, and I am very proud of him!

You know the Gospel passage about Jesus being “lost” in the temple. Of course, he wasn’t lost at all. At 12 years old, he just took it upon himself to stay behind when his family departed Jerusalem so he could interact with the elders in the temple.

The Florence Veterans Park continues to grow, thanks to the generosity and support of dozens of companies, businesses, civic clubs, organizations and individuals. For several years, the park has been ranked the No. 1 “Thing To Do” per the non-scientific Trip Adviser website.

During the years of the Vietnam War, many of the leftists and communists and other anti-Americans called the U.S. troops who fought in Vietnam baby killers to brainwash Americans whose minds were not too completely formed on real issues.

Special thanks to the cast and crew of the musical “Mamma Mia!” that was recently presented by the Florence Little Theatre. It was a magnificent performance directed by Jumana Swindler and the production team.

Darlington has created a new playground area on Hampton street; I saw pictures on Facebook. The caption read, “The Hampton Street Playground in Darlington is open for business! Thank you Darlington City Council for investing in our kids.” Eye roll No. 1.