Writing by

Scott Crosby
        © 2021

Welcome to  www.ScottsChoice.com

After retiring in 2019 from 45 years of a career in IT, I have begun a second career as a writer and author.  I have a proven record in technical writing, documentation, and training.  Since January of 2020 I have been writing news and commentary articles for a newspaper.  I have been published in a nationally distributed magazine with about 600,000 readers.  I have two books published to date.  As a City Councilman, IT professional, adjunct professor, and otherwise I have given numerous speeches and talks; I can help you prepare a speech or agenda.  I am looking for opportunities to further my new career and to be as successful as a writer and author as I was in my first career.  I have the breadth of experience and level of insight to figure out the best way to present subject matter to your audience, in the appropriate format, formal or informal, given the intended medium, whether it be books, newspapers, custom handouts, electronic media, or from the podium.  Contact me for your authoring and writing requirements.

Articles as the for the Newspaper

November 2021 issue

America Through a Refugee’s Eyes

Rhoda's Recipes – Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Finance – On a roll for now!

Investors Column – Tracking Your Stocks

  This article includes a Portfolio-tracking sample spreadsheet
  you can download to study and modify for your own use (directions included).

October 2021 issue

On the Front Page! —  Simpsonville City Council Candidates

On Page 3 —  Fountain Inn City Council Candidates

Rhoda’s Recipes – Chicken Roll-Ups

Investor's Column – Is the Bloom Off the Rose?

Finance – Fleeing Hong Kong

September 2021 issue

Mauldin City Council Candidates

Rhoda’s Recipes – Carrot Cake

Investor's Column – Market, Limit, and Stop; Margin; IPOs

Finance – It’s the Economy, Stupid

August 2021 issue

Wings of the City

Rhoda’s Recipes – Hawaiian Beef Loaves

Investor's Column – Investment Strategies and Techniques

Finance – Inflation:  How Much? For How Long?

July 2021 issue

Lives Don't Matter to Marxists

Rhoda’s Recipes – German Potato Salad

Investor's Column – Company Takeover

Finance – Taxes Destroy

Additionally, as President of the Mauldin Cultural Council, Scott is quoted in the article,   Mauldin Cultural Center annual fundraiser… a huge success.

  June 2021 issue

Let’s Go Flying – On Mars!

Rhoda’s Recipes – Best Ever Cheese Cake

Investor's Column – What are Mutual Funds?

Finance – What is Stagflation?

  May 2021 issue

Mauldin Goals and Budget for 2021-22

Rhoda’s Recipes – Ritz Chicken

Investor's Column – Investment Strategies and Goals

Finance – Teach Your Kids Finance

  April 2021 issue

The Play’s the Thing! … Strike Up the Band!

Rhoda’s Recipes – Layered Taco Dip

Investors’ Column… Politics Trumps Economics

Finance – What Is Wealth?

  March 2021 issue

Groundbreaking Held for New Mauldin ALDI Discount Supermarket

Rhoda’s Recipes:  Mom Crosby’s Butter Cookies

Investors’ Column… Taxes and Other Things

Finance – Solving Too Much Debt

  February 2021 issue

Welcome to the Reedy River Missionary Baptist Church!

Presidents’ Day – Remembering the Baby-Boomers’ Presidents

Investors’ Column – What Stocks Should I Buy?

Finance – As Goes January ...

  January 2021 issue

Education – The Missing Link of American Freedom

Investers' Column – Getting Started

  December 2020 issue

The Earth is Getting Greener!

  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.”

  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?

Latest Book:  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.

Don't miss the ultimate success story!

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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

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

Generations is the story of 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 members.

Read other flying stories by Scott, taken from thirty-five years and more than 2,500 hours logged 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-date – Finance Editor, 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

1986-date – Investor

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; Applications 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 – Private pilot, IFR rated, 2,600+ hours logged;
                    Study of Meteorology, Weather, Climate
1976-date – Study of Philosophy, History, Economics
1962-date – Study of Politics

Contact Scott  for your authoring and writing requirements.

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