How did Labor Day begin? I am not a historian, but I can share a good story I heard on PBS. While there was a growing movement for a national Labor Day in the late 1800’s, it wasn’t until after a strike in Pullman, Illinois outside of Chicago (home of the Pullman rail cars) that…

All across America, children over five will be occupied for the majority of the day, five days a week. Their busy brains will feast on language arts, social studies, math, science, art and whatever else is on the uniform shirts I pulled out from last year. One, white uniform shirts should be outlawed. Two, I’m…

You know you’ve had children when you DVR the nightly news. I gave up the nightly news a while ago, it was hopeless. However, one evening when the kids’ shows ended and programming rolled over into the Newshour, I caught a valuable piece of news (after multiple rewinds). It began with the usual depressing message…

As the urban legend goes, someone moved from a smaller older updated house to a larger newly built house where they doubled their square footage and cut their energy bills in half. I am guilty of passing it on in a conversation or two. Fast forward to the other day, I am a bystander in…

Last Christmas, Santa dropped a joggling board on the porch for my two sons ages 5 and 7. The joggling board was painted in its traditional Charleston green and blended right in with the porch furniture. Like many of you reading this post now, I had no idea what a joggling board was. Was it…

Welcome to Lil G Blog! Lil is an acronym for Local inside look (Lil). At Glimsity, we’re a resource for local knowledge. Our perspective is less from the bird’s eye, more at the roots. In our regular work day we talk to a lot of people, collect useful nuggets of information, gather insight and identify…

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