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Life’s not about me

Billy Cannada's picture

Human beings are selfish.

It’s our most natural state. We look out for number one.

Even if it doesn’t feel like it all the time, we are selfish in ways we cannot see.

Nothing reveals this more perfectly than the birth of a child.

Photographer Barney Tull recently took this portrait of Francis for a veterans photo exhibition.

Upstate social worker remembers late ’70s on Bull Street

William Buchheit's picture

When he went for his interview at the SC State Hospital, Melton Francis made one crucial mistake. He left his pack of cigarettes visible in his shirt pocket. It wasn’t that anyone interviewing him cared that he smoked -- in 1977 you could light up just about anywhere. The problem was the patients saw the cigarettes and wanted them.


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