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BILL-GLADWELLBILL GLADWELL HANDS ME FIVE CARDS: the ace through five of clubs. In his hand he holds the ace through five of hearts.

“OK, now pick one of those cards, and repeat the number on it to yourself,” he said. His brown eyes take in my every reaction to this direction with intensity. He never tells me what he’s looking for, exactly, but I see his eyes bore into mine, flicking across my face here and there looking for … what? A subtle raising of an eyebrow? An imperceptible flaring of a nostril?

Jazz Corner owner Bob Masteller is gone, but he will not be forgotten

thejazzman02Bob Masteller moved here 42 years ago, and ever since Hilton Head found reasons to cherish him. In recent years, in recognition of all he did for this community, those celebrations have been official. Bob cast a long shadow.

A jazzman is, by definition, a risk-taker, an explorer going where you don’t need a passport to cross boundaries. Go far enough, see deeply enough, transform that into a form that soars and challenges and inspires, then send back a report: that’s the life. Along with the joy of creation, there’s a certain sadness in the enterprise — so much of what the jazz explorer finds is lost in the chatter and shadows of a nightclub.

3015-Green-StudentNoWallsKristen Marshall Mattson grew up near Daytona Beach, Fla., fascinated with everything nature has to offer. The days spent outside exploring were always exciting but it was the nights that especially thrilled her.
“I have always loved the stars,” Mattson said. “Starting from when I was 5 years old, we always camped at state parks and I went to a program a park ranger did and I got to look at Jupiter through a telescope.

3015-Green-VolunteerHHHSGeorge Westerfield isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty.
The retired teacher grew up in Savannah with a father who loved to garden, and “my father had four boys who helped him in the yard because they had no choice. Some of that stuck with me,” he said.

3015-Green-USCBStudentDevin Mock grew up with a compost heap and a family that recycled "everything," so when she began attending the University of South Carolina Beaufort, she found the lack of recycling bins troubling.
When she was elected president of the school's Student Government Association for the 2013-14 academic year, she made sure to change that.

3015-Green-BeeKeeperOdds are good you haven’t thought about bees all day.
Sure, you realize they’re out there, making honey, stinging campers, doing all the things that bees do, but unless you’ve stumbled across a hive in your yard lately it’s most likely been some time since you had bees on the brain.  But you probably should start thinking about bees, especially if you’re one of those people who requires food to survive.

3015-Green-BlufftonTeacherNo one will ever accuse bluffton high school science teacher tim chase of being green with envy. However, green is a daily part of Chase’s life as he gets his students involved in environmental projects that transcend traditional book studies.

3015-Green-ClemsonHorticultureSome people hit upon the perfect career path on the first try, while others spend years and even decades searching for a career that keeps them engaged, allows them to shine and offers a sense of purpose or fulfillment. For Laura Lee Rose, a Clemson Extension horticulture agent of consumer education who discovered a career in horticulture in her 40s, the right career was definitely worth the wait.