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BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
Funnypica   I’ve always admired the joy that folks get from going to the beach. It’s as though the simple crash of waves against sand can somehow alleviate us of all our complicated life...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
The NBA finals are finally over and the Miami Heat have EARNED their second championship in as many years. After the South Beach celebration parade, warranted uncertainties have surfaced about...
BY: Instant Grit
The Blog of the Week is... The Men Who Sit on my Spring Street Stoop by Cullen Murray Kemp.    Cullen, no doubt, garnered silent applause for this post, particularly in a town full up on...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
Sitting at my computer late Sunday night awake with insomnia, I began to type. This is what transpired…   I want to talk about the men who sit on my stoop.   For many hours on many days I’...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
My Dad just turned 66—an age so seemingly ancient that, as his son, I am starting to feel my knees creak with the early stages of arthritis setting in. I guess that’s sort of a shitty joke...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
… the American dream starts with a highbrow internship that pays $4.35 an hour — then another, and maybe another.” — excerpt from The Week article "America is raising a generation of...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
The four best college basketball teams in the country will be competing in the Final Four this Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Okay, well maybe not the four best teams, but certainly the...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
Nobody's going to forget to fill out their brackets this year. No sir, not with Cullen around, running up and down Grit's sidelines waving his arms, pumping up the crowd until we're on our feet...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
After a season muddled by the merry-go-round of national rankings, the NCAA tournament looms unpredictable, like a wildcat who feeds solely off upsets and buzzer beaters. Why though has it been...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
Parity is perilous (for Las Vegas):   This past November, I had the great pleasure of covering the Boston College Eagles for three games at the annual Charleston Classic tournament. A few...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
SATURDAY  I admit, I had no idea what to expect from Saturday night’s SEWE Soiree. Was it going to be a small gathering or a colossal festival? Indoors or out? How should I dress? Would we fit...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
Adirondack chairs, handcrafted cheese cutters, various oyster shuckers, custom canoe paddles, driftwood, rodent hides, cast-iron fire pits... for anyone who wasn't there, this is what filled Marion...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
So I know it’s like immoral (or something like that) to laugh at other people when they are in distress or pitifully trying to be something they’re not (hint: white rapper from Birmingham, Alabama...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
Hands down, the three best jobs in America are President, back-up NFL quarterback, and bartender. Being a numbers guy, I figure I have a 0.00068% chance of being the President, a 0.47% chance of...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
You can say what you want about me, but one thing I’ve always been able to do is have a good time. What can I say? I’m a “fun promoter," so without further ado, here is my good-time guide to...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
We won't waste much time with some big ceremonial intro. This story needs none of that. Well, except to say: Wouldn't you know that a caper like this would started over a few shrimp. That's a good...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
Leon's eyes had a tendency to gaze blankly, as if they were resting—tired from a long, hard life riddled with let-downs and losses. On this day though, the man’s eyes were alive—awakened, no...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
The peppered beef tenderloin cooked slowly and perfectly in the oven, though not one of us parading aimlessly around the kitchen was thinking about that perfect piece of meat. The tick-tocking timer...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
I know it may sound a little pretentious, but while the rest of the world struggles to find an answer to the fiscal cliff and to avoid adding to a $16.4 trillion American debt ceiling, I stand...
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
When I think of Folly Beach, pictures of shirtless, sweaty, sandy, ultra competitive volleyball games come flooding into my head. I think of shot-gunning beers with my feet submerged in wet sand (of...



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