Technology: I still don’t get it

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:09 a.m.

Life as I know it has become manifested in the dim, blinking brake lights in the distance, having left me behind.

HGTV is giving me a complex

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:10 a.m.

I have to stop watching HGTV. It’s giving me a complex.

Time to shed a tear

Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:50 a.m.

Never let it be said that I’m not a sentimental guy.

Dear Mikey …

Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:51 a.m.

Dear Mikey,

Summer clothes and flip flops

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:02 a.m.

Last year it was the Summer of Monopoly – a golf shirt the color of every street on a Monopoly board.

‘Buy the shoes’

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:04 a.m.

Sometimes you just need to buy the shoes.

Confessions of a ‘Clutterer’

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:06 p.m.

I’ve got something of a problem.

Are we immune to vulgarity?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:07 p.m.

Remember the mean kids in high school? The ones who did mean stuff to impress their mean friends, then laughed about it, because they were mean?

An Aqua Velva Man

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:30 a.m.

In my defense, it looked cool and refreshing. Cool as in temperature wise, not style, and refreshing, as in maybe a little aromatic relief from this ridiculous heat.

Welcome to Crazy Acres

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:31 a.m.

There’s never a dull moment at Crazy Acres.

If I were a soda, I’d be root beer

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:50 a.m.

Thanks to Facebook, I know now which Brady Bunch kid I’d be, what kind of dog I am and how long I would survive a zombie apocalypse. (Jan, beagle and forever—my husband is handy with a shotgun, and I swing a mean cast iron skillet. I think we’d be OK. You thought I was going to say I don’t believe in zombies, didn’t you?)

Road signs

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:49 a.m.

I drive a lot between here and Atlanta, sometimes twice in a month.

My first Fanfare: An Ode to Jeffrey

Monday, June 2, 2014 11:18 p.m.

This is an update on my very first Fanfare for the Common Man column titled “An Ode to Jeffrey.”

‘Perfect for us …’

Monday, June 2, 2014 11:19 p.m.

I’d like to thank all who have written, called, visited, emailed and texted since my mother’s death. You’ve soothed me and made me remember the good times. Some of you posed interesting questions. So, here are the answers — and a few memories you might enjoy.

In the news ...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:02 p.m.

A look at some news — recent and not so much — that made me shake my head…

Fanfare for the Common Man: Stupid things I’ve done

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 3:45 p.m.

It’s a sad statement about a man’s life when he has a Top Five List of Stupid Things He’s Done.

Requiem for a Big Man’s lawn chair

Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:46 p.m.

You might notice I no longer sit while covering sporting events.

I love you, Mother

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:41 p.m.

My mother had a small head. I know that because I’m wearing her floppy sun hat. I’m wearing her floppy sun hat because she left it to me when she …

Fanfare for the Common Man: Mac Daddy McGuyver

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:40 p.m.

I got my hand stuck in my guitar.

Men: At least they smell nice

Friday, May 9, 2014 3:16 p.m.

I love my husband, and he loves me. But there are things about him—and men in general—that leave me stumped.

Fanfare for the Common Man: Eddie milks a cow

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:42 p.m.

I have this friend.

The joys of ‘Insanity’ UPDATED

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I like to think of myself as a dedicated runner. I also like to think of myself as a six-foot tall redheaded showgirl, so we can see where this is going.

Fanfare for the Common Man: Steak... on a SWORD! UPDATED

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:20 a.m.

If you were to look for parallels across history to compare with the next 600 words you are about to read, upon reflection I’ve come up with one: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Fanfare for the Common Man: What is this gluten?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:56 a.m.

I was talking with the Ex recently about the success of her diet, and I asked her how she did it.

What is stone stew?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:06 p.m.

I love to eat. I love food.

A week to celebrate ...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:06 p.m.

It’s National Library Week! Go kiss a librarian. Or not--s/he might not appreciate being smooched at the circulation desk. Maybe we should take them cupcakes. Or hug it out. Or both.

My first Opening Day UPDATED

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:23 p.m.

As I stood there watching the parade of baseball and softball players march down the first base line to home plate on Saturday during the Moncks Corner Park and Recreation Opening Day ceremony, I felt a strong pull tugging at the pit of my stomach.

I cleaned off my desk

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:22 p.m.

I cleaned off my desk today.

Men: Can’t live with ‘em ... UPDATED

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:21 p.m.

I’ve been alive for more than half a century. You’d think that’s long enough for menfolk to make sense, but no.

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