Chris Damgen

Jury is out in the case of the courthouse

0 / March 29, 2012 12:39 am

By Chris Damgen No one I know has ever called Beaufort architecture boring or mundane. However, it can certainly be understood that visitors to our area often get overwhelmed with the T-floor plans, the two-story piazzas, and the differences between […]

What ‘No Child Left Behind’ ought to be

0 / March 1, 2012 3:06 am

By Chris Damgen In trying desperately to make sense of Dan Durbin’s shocking resignation, one quote in particular leapt out to me.  In talking with the Beaufort Gazette last week, Durbin said the following: “I’m not sure that the role […]

The Airing of Grievances

0 / November 24, 2011 12:04 pm

By Chris Damgen You know those columns you see every year on Thanksgiving week? The ones who describe all the activities and intricacies of said columnist’s supposedly unique traditions? The ones that you can recycle year after year and never […]

The Art of Appreciation

0 / June 9, 2011 3:01 pm

By Chris Damgen In third grade, I entered into a nationwide traffic safety poster contest that was sponsored by the American Automobile Association. The poster I drew showed a very disproportional drawing of kids playing soccer (yes, soccer) away from […]

A Week in the Life of a Beaufortonian

0 / May 11, 2011 10:27 pm

By Chris Damgen “Why’d you move here?” I remember that sharp, poignant question made by a grumpy waitress nearly four years ago at a restaurant that shall not be named.  I had just moved to Beaufort. I had my first […]