Writing by

Scott Crosby
        © 2021

Welcome to  www.ScottsChoice.com.

"Scott's Choice"  is fundamentally an implicit political statement – that I believe in freedom.  I mean it to be taken as asserting and proclaiming the right of every individual to freely choose how he will live his life; that a proper government exists only because it is established, authorized, and run by its citizens, with its sole purpose being to protect their rights; that tyranny is criminal, has no right to exist, and is never to be tolerated.


From Savagery to Greatness – Stair-steps to Humanity


From Savagery to Greatness — Stair-steps to Humanity
presents a history of humanity from its origins in prehistoric times.  It begins with humanity's earliest ancestors about 5,000,000 years ago, and follows humanity's progress down through historic times, to the present day.

The book focuses on explaining evolution generally, and in particular the mental evolution of Homo Sapiens and of its ancestral species, away from animal instinct and towards the ability to think and reason. The book describes each stair-step forward – as well as the regressive steps backwards to a more barbaric and even primitive existence.

The book also recounts the many migrations which pushed humankind's spread across the continents of the world, and what drove those migrations; a fascinating story in itself.

That fascinating history also includes the context of the continual climate changes which have not only been an ever-present factor, but which have had a significant and substantial impact on our ancestors’ evolution and migration. Climate changes have often been the driving causes of evolution.  This book strives to describe that impact and relationship in a clear, easily-read, and easily-understood perspective.

The stair-steps to humanity presented in the book include the identification of humanity’s key achievements, as well as its stumbles backwards, as cultures and civilizations have risen and fallen from prehistoric times down to the present day.

From Savagery to Greatness is unique in its identification of the stair-steps of mental evolution, and in putting that in a combined perspective with prehistoric and historic physical and social evolution.

From Savagery to Greatness is intended as an easy-to-read book for anyone interested in a comprehensive overview of our past.  No special knowledge is needed, beyond an interest in knowing our beginnings, our history, and what drove it.

Easy-to-understand explanations are included throughout its 130 pages, along with pictures, illustrations, an easy-to-follow timeline chart, an index, and a bibliography.

The intent was to make this book a real page-turner, as intriguing as a good mystery novel. But this is real-life. This is what happened, and why. More than once our ancestors were on the brink of extinction. The plot is complex and improbable, but not impossible, or we would not be here.

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Front-cover artwork by Scott's wife Rhoda  
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published November 2019

When it comes to thinking, Scott wrote the book.

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published May 2018

Articles as a Contributing Writer for the Newspaper

  December 2020 issue

The Earth is Getting Greener!

Advertisement – From Savagery to Greatness

  November 2020 issue

DOT Yields to Historic Mauldin Landmark

Editorial – “Standing Up for the Constitution and Freedom Is Work That Lies Ahead for All Americans.”

Advertisement – From Savagery to Greatness

  October 2020 issue

Economic Arteries

  September 2020 issue

The Mauldin Art Trail continues to expand

  August 2020 issue

It's the American Way

What Should You Do If a Protest March Came Down Your Street?

  July 2020 issue

What They Didn’t Teach You About Slavery and Racism in School

  June 2020 issue

Mauldin City Center – What’s Going On?

Let’s Spend a Day at the Beach!

  May 2020 issue

It’s Budget Time for the City of Mauldin

  April 2020 issue

Mauldin, South Carolina, and the Coronavirus

  March 2020 issue

Mauldin Traffic – SCDOT's Way, or Our Way?

  February 2020 issue

Mauldin’s City Center. . . What Is It?

Let's Go Fly! – Scott's experiences as a pilot

Generations recounts how Scott's mother, once a pilot herself, learns that he has become a pilot — and takes her first flight in 40 years.

The story appeared in the November 1998 issue of AOPA Pilot, the monthly magazine published by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, with more than 600,000 subscribers.

Read other flying stories by Scott, taken from more than thirty years of piloting his airplanes.

Poetry   by Scott
Poetry should make you feel what is real.

Sea Smoke


Sunday Ride

Résumé Highlights

1967-date – Writer

2020 – Contributing Writer, Simpsonville Sentinel newspaper

2018 – first non-fiction book published: Techniques for the Operation of the Mind

1998 – first article published in nationally-distributed magazine: Generations

2012-2019 – Councilman, City of Mauldin, two terms

Elected 2015 – Council Committee Chair, Public Safety;
                        member Economic Development, Public Works Committees

Elected 2011 – Council Committee Chair, Building and Zoning;
                        member Economic Development, Finance Committees

1974-2019 – Project Management; Business Analysis; Systems Analysis, Design, Development;
                 Data Analysis, Design; Database Analysis, Design, Administration; Technical Writing, Training

Manufacturing, Banking, Insurance, Government; SAP

1989-1993 – NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, supporting development of the International Space Station

1987 – U.S. Patent 5,113,493:  Full Speed Animation System for Low Speed Computers

1987-1989 – Adjunct Professor, Limestone College

1970-1974 – Bachelor of Science, Mathematics; Bachelor of Science, Computer Science; Dual Degree

1986-date – General Aviation pilot; IFR rated
1976-date – Study of Philosophy, History, Economics
1962-date – Study of Politics

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Scott's Choice
Great Books

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Scott's Choice


Political Commentary

"Work that Lies Ahead"

The $88 Trillion
World Economy

All Skills Are Learned
and the Method Is Key

The Foundations
of Freedom

Climate Change
A Political Tool

Politics Trumps Economics Redux

Who Are the Good Guys?

Slavery Today!

Politics Trumps Economics

The World's Second Constitution

Why America is Great

US stocks a better buy

Economic Arteries

Is a Stock-Market
Bubble Coming?

Thanksgiving Toast
to the Old Breed

George Washington

Business As Usual
at the White House


Who Gets To Decide?

America Rebounds!

The Trump Economic
Paradigm Change

What's wrong
with the EU

The Trump Presidency

The Election -
What Happened?
First Monday speech
5 December 2016

Second Amendment


Where We Live

Honorable Politicians


Citizen Politicians

So You Want Socialism?

Authorized Not Imposed

Against Rights and Freedom

vs. America

Speech to County GOP

The Economy

Being America

The Individual
vs. Statism

To-Do List

Unite or Die

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