Smith Says: A slave to stuff

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

How often do you purge? You know, when you grab a trash bag and run through the house tossing in anything that doesn’t breathe.

They’re watching

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Do you ever get the feeling, creeping like the itsy-bitsy spider climbing up the waterspout of the back of your neck, that somebody is watching you? …

A splash of color in a world of gray

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:52 p.m.

This is not your typical front page news story, above the fold, which is where I wish this could go.

Smith Says: Hold the heat, please

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:52 p.m.

Last month, an appellate court in New Jersey decreed that a man who was burned while praying over his fajitas could not sue the Applebee’s that served him the piping-hot platter.

Wise Words: Dumb things we think or say about school

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:51 p.m.

It’s back to school time again. Some people are excited, some are nervous and some just wish they didn’t have to go back. School is a lot of fun for some people. Others just endure it. But however you feel about school, it is one of the best experiences you can have.

It’s hot

Monday, August 10, 2015 2:35 p.m.

It’s hot.

Smith Says: A fond farewell to Miss Jimmie UPDATED

Monday, August 10, 2015 2:18 p.m.

The world is a little dimmer now.

Wise Words: Discipline and a change of mind can help you to overcome

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:23 p.m.

Good health is a wonderful thing to have. To be able to do the things you want to do without the undue restraints of physical limitations brought on by ill health is a priceless gift.

No frog princes here

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:42 p.m.

There are two kinds of people: Those who hate snakes, and those who don’t.

It’s all about the donkey cheese

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:37 p.m.

Donkey Cheese.

It’s all about the donkey cheese

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:43 p.m.

Donkey Cheese.

Dan’s Fee-Fi-Phobias

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I don’t like heights.

Where am I?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:46 a.m.

Raise your hand if you’re lost. What? Me, too!

Where am I?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:15 p.m.

Raise your hand if you’re lost. What? Me, too!

Wise Words: Can we live without absolutes?

Monday, July 20, 2015 4:51 p.m.

The world in which we live today is quickly being redefined. It’s not just being redefined by the medical, technological or scientific breakthrough of our times, but unfortunately by man’s inhumanity to man. Over the past few months we have seen horrific murders taken place both in our localities and across the world. Life is not …

Living longer and enjoying it

Monday, July 20, 2015 4:58 p.m.

My family is always tossing around pearls of wisdom. At my high school graduation Uncle Charles announced, “After you turn fitty, it’s all doctors, all the time. Enjoy your health, gal.”

Why I voted against removing the Confederate flag

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:01 a.m.

With all activity in the last few days, I feel compelled to offer the following information to explain why I voted against removing the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.

Legislative report: Budget passed, Confederate flag comes down

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:14 p.m.

If you have been following the local and national news this week, you have seen South Carolina being focused on for several reasons. In addition to the funerals of the Emanuel AME Church members, charges brought on Dylann Roof, and plane crashes in Berkeley County, the South Carolina Senate and House addressed the budget vetoes and the Confederate …

Julie and her new purse UPDATED

Monday, July 13, 2015 11:48 a.m.

My purse never ceases to startle me. It’s like “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”: I’m not sure what it contains, but hopefully the contents are worth the fight.

Dan helps Frank buy a sofa: A fond look back

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:37 a.m.

Frank Johnson, Editor of The Berkeley Independent and Goose Creek Gazette, is leaving for greener pastures, and as an homage to Frank, I dug deep into the archives to fish out a story about our early days with The Independent, particularly the weekend I helped Frank shop for a couch. So, Frank, get out your Man Card, it’s up for review. …

The world of the vertically challenged

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 8:06 a.m.

In the Huge News department, check it out: Barbie, that high-heeled icon, has changed to flats. I’ll pause to let that sink in: Barbie in flats!

Something appropriate

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 11:12 a.m.

I have had a problem my whole life with being appropriate.

A Crazy Acres mystery

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 11:13 a.m.

Life is never dull at Crazy Acres. Just last week we had a locked room—I mean, a fenced yard--mystery.

It’s too hot already

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:00 p.m.

It’s too hot already.

Home projects mean an early start for Julie

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:01 p.m.

A Georgia man drove through his house last month, because he wanted to.

Random thoughts, in 140 characters

Thursday, June 11, 2015 11:33 a.m.

Hang on, Berkeley County, someone has mastered (sort of) the art of Tweeting.

Sharing food not for everyone

Thursday, June 11, 2015 11:34 a.m.

You might not want to read this while you’re grilling: Over Memorial Day weekend, an Indiana woman stabbed another woman IN THE EYE for eating the last rib at a cookout.

Only in South Carolina ...

Monday, June 1, 2015 3:47 p.m.

Do you ever look around and think, “Only in South Carolina?”

Recent scientific studies reveal...

Sunday, May 31, 2015 11:52 a.m.

According to a recent scientific study, 50 people aged 51-to-80 were subjected to this test: Can you stand up from the floor without using your hands?

Whatever happened to being polite?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:06 a.m.

Sometimes I think people are going crazy faster than I can keep up.

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