Who's a Pat Conroy fan or movie buff? In his semi-autobiographical novel, 'The Great Santini' --which was later made into a movie -- Conroy criticizes his father's (Don Conroy's) abusive behavior towards his mother, Frances. By the time, Pat and his siblings reached maturity, Frances M. Peek Conroy finally divorced him. When the judge asked Frances why she wanted to part from Don, she handed him a copy of the book, and asked him to "Rea…
Ron Callari said the July 4 celebration at Habersham reminded him of those he experienced during his childhood years. At the Mum Grace Park, there was a decorated golf cart and bicycle parade. Lady Liberty, pictured at right, recited the Preamble to the Constitution, with George Washington (center) and Betsy Ross (left) in tow. Refreshments included grilled hot dogs, chips and Lemon Ice from Sunset Slush. And firemen hosed the kids down under the hot summer sun. To submit a Lowcountry Life ph...
== KIDD TOONS: Terra Nonconfirma ==
It’s a sad, sad, sad world. The last two decades, 2000-2020 were the hottest on record for planet Earth, according to ‘Skeptical Science.’
This week —according to myself & Jack Pittman (not so much) —the Kidd and 8 of his fellow planets in our solar system (including the dwarf planet ‘Pluto’ —even though science says it’s no longer considered a full-fledge planet) are trying to aid the Earth’s failing condition — namely finding a way f…
== KIDD TOON: Sheep Apnea ==
As you may or may not know, the Kidd is known to editorialize about some of the world’s most notorious characters of our time. This week he’s picking on House Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene. Yep! You know that poor gal that can’t help putting her foot in her mouth fairly regular each day. Sort of like the ‘female Trump’ she fills a void, that this QAnon lady felt went missing after #45 was banished from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
If you are a bird hobbyist or animal advocate, you probably were aware of the Great Backyard Bird Count' that recently took place February 12-15, 2021. In addition to the joy and beauty backyard birds bring to our lives, GBBC — and similar initiatives — collect data that helps determine migration patterns, as well as threats and potential extinction of certain species.
Wild Birds Unlimited, Cornell Lab & National Audubon Society
The GBBC truly makes our backyard feathered friends literally an...
== KIDD TOON: The Kidd & Insurrection
The Kidd’s take on Trump’s Insurrection is thought provoking, as is illustrated by Jack Pittman and myself.
At the heart of the ex-president’s impeachment trial is Trump's role is inciting insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021. The riot at the US Capitol, which left five people dead, includes one Capitol Police officer. In a speech that day in front of the White House, Trump urged supporters to march to the Capitol. The siege of the Capitol bui…
== Who would have thought South African variants of COVID-19 could surface in SC, USA? ==
The Kidd is monitoring the traffic as we speak . . .
Health authorities have identified the first U.S. cases of Covid-19 caused by a fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus initially seen in South Africa, in two people in South Carolina.
#southcaroliniancovid19variant #southafricancovid19variant #COVID19variant #kiddmillennium #kiddtoons #kiddmillenniumtoons #ronstoons #originalcon…
== Tourism Tale of the Lowcountry, SC ==
Peach Morrison, the Executive Director Lowcountry & Resort Islands Tourism Commission recently told this tale to syndicated tourism writer Patti Nickell during an interview. Subsequently, the story was distributed vastly online and in print throughout the Lowcountry in South Carolina and other states in the South.
*Tale of the Three Lowcountry Sisters*
Charleston, being the oldest sister is very well established, so she is a bit stuck up. Savannah is t...
This is great FUN for the kids. Jack Pittman and I are thrilled to be involved.
[You can enlarge the cartoon below to make it easier for them to view, read and complete.]
Kidd Millennium is joining the National Society of Cartoonists' BIG THANK YOU HUNT OF 2020 to all the generous volunteers and essential workers who are helping everyone during this crisis. More than 70 comic strips and panels will be involved.
In kidd's toon there are 6 key symbols:
1. Mask (for medical workers and caregiver...
Habersham’s Ron Callari captured friend and turtle whisperer Vicki Anne Nestor on Friday, May 15, sending off the first momma sea turtle to have buried her nest in the morning – most visits are nocturnal – on the beach at Hunting Island. Notice she maintained good social distancing skills. To submit a Lowcountry Life photo, you must be the photographer or have permission to submit the photo to be published in The Island News. Please submit high-resolution photos and include a description and/o...
As a Friends of Hunting Island (FOHI) volunteer for the last 3 years, I've had the pleasure of volunteering to preserve one of the most threatened creatures on the planet. Dating back 145 million years, the loggerhead sea turtle has been around since the time of the dinosaurs. In 1988, the this sea turtle became the state reptile of South Carolina.
Now living in the Age of the Coronavirus, how have the loggerheads and the FOHI volunteers adapted to this global pandemic?
Turbulent times require turbulent pleas. This week we find the kidd bargaining with God for something we thought he'd never do. But with this 'sheltering in place' sequestering kids from school, the kidd is praying that he could finally go back to school just to get out of the house. And while this isn't his Last RITES, per say, kidd see this as his Last RIGHTS, after asking all others in power to make this happen.
This week the Kidd is put to the ultimate test when he tries to negotiate with God, regarding our current and most deadly existential threat -- the Coronavirus.
While the Almighty is thinking of ending his "human experiment" on planet Earth, the kidd is pleading for a little more time . . . which just so aptly happens to be another "Millennium."
Brought to you by moi and the award-winning illustrator Jack Pittman.
What're your thoughts, my fellow humans?
Fibropapillomatosis (FP) in sea turtles is a debilitating, infectious disease characterized by single or multiple tumors that may develop anywhere on a turtle's body. FP mainly affects green turtles (Chelonia mydas) but has been reported in loggerheads, Kemp's Ridley and leatherbacks.