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BY: John F. Abess
Grit blogger Dr. John Abess goes 50 days without Facebook and lives to tell the tale.
BY: John F. Abess
Double bubble? More like double trouble. Blogger John Abess, along with the majority of the country, reacts to the Commander in Chief chewing gum at a World War 2 memorial service.
BY: John F. Abess
Are you letting the "cost of money" determine what you place your value in? Not everything that's of worth can be bought. Here's a wake up call that will get you thinking about what you're spending.
BY: John F. Abess
Have you heard about the new child discipline tool approved by Belgium's parliament? It's called child euthanasia. Yep, you read that right. Here's a (sarcastic) synopsis of the new law...
BY: John F. Abess
Shopping, carols, and cheerful decorations—Christmas brings with it tons of seasonal fun. Lately, though, I've realized it brings about something else, too. Something wonderful...
BY: John F. Abess
Well, here's a hint: it doesn't quite support our recent ranking as one of the nation's snobbiest cities. And while we're at it, a quick glossary of standout Southern phrases...
BY: John F. Abess
The view from downtown, where I sat and listened to a man tossing his cast net into the water. What a night in Charleston, indeed....
BY: Instant Grit
Sure, maybe this blog made us cry—but the message is a strong one we won't soon forget. You'll want to take a peek..
BY: John F. Abess
Been having a hard week? Let's take a second from our busy, busy schedules and remember that we're not alone—that we all face one challenge or another. Here's a video that'll help you remember...
BY: Instant Grit
A few weeks ago, we published a letter from Grit blogger John Abess to our senators requesting clarification on DHS expenditures. We've got their responses here... (well, one and a half responses)
BY: John F. Abess
Have you ever thought about these mysterious entertainers? You can sometimes find one on King Street, between Calhoun and Market, but is it a true art form or sidewalk game of pretend? I asked one...
BY: John F. Abess
National blog sites are abuzz with theories on what's behind the DHS's giant purchase order of ammunition, even as we face massive budget cuts. Senators, can you sort fact from fiction?
BY: John F. Abess
The doc's sit-down with the Gun was Grit through and through—that is, a fresh perspective on an issue that's got the whole country's attention
BY: John F. Abess
There's one big player in the resurgent gun debate that hasn't made the requisite media rounds—I sat down with him recently to discuss our culture, the President's stance, and big-picture solutions
BY: John F. Abess
Last week, blogger Tim Brennan got us thinking about artist-types and their predilection to suicide. As a psychiatrist, I had to weigh in (also, college kids? You need to read this)
BY: John F. Abess
This blog is just fun on a Friday. What do you think? A stint or two in rehab, a made-up name, petty theft, relentless entitlement—is this really our version of awesome?
BY: John F. Abess
What does this country need more of? Math and science whizzes using reasoning and logic to take us further, higher... or entitled celebs diluting societal norms with wildly unoriginal antics
BY: John F. Abess
Why is it that sometimes, we respond to a challenge by stepping on the gas, and other times, napping right through the race? (Hint: What are you afraid of?)
BY: John F. Abess
Though I'm fairly certain this piece will get me fired from Grit (and my wife has advised strongly against it), here it is... Six real-clear thoughts on breast-feeding in today's culture
BY: John F. Abess
With one out of every two marriages failing, it might be time to regroup: here are 5 things that need shoring up before you tie the knot, even if it's the next time around....


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