A long – and successful – day

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 3:18 p.m.

Surgery is a funny thing. They put you to sleep, cut you open, sew you up and hold you hostage.

A long day at the hospital

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:36 p.m.

Surgery is a funny thing. They put you to sleep, cut you open, sew you up and hold you hostage.

Celebrate the day your way

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 11:14 p.m.

Yo, ho, here’s Christmas! I hope your day is filled with joy. Whether you woke up surrounded by people or with a cat purring on your chest, please know that you are loved.

INKLINGS: O Christmas Tree(s), O Christmas Tree(s) UPDATED

Friday, December 20, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Christmas trees were first used outdoors, history tells us, probably about 1,000 years ago in Northern Europe. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert popularized their use indoors in 1846. The trend swiftly spread to America’s east coast, because the sketch of the Royal Family surrounding a Christmas tree appeared in the widely circulated Illustrated …

Christmas Memories

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:08 p.m.

I love Christmas. It’s the shopping and the crowds and the stress that set my teeth on edge.

Eighteen things...huh? UPDATED

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 12:01 a.m.

There’s a fad going around Facebook (it may have played out by the time this goes to press.) Like most fads, it’s harmless: One of your FB friends assigns you a random number; whatever it is, you have to post that many facts about yourself, i.e., “Five Things Most People Don’t Know About Me.”

I bet you didn’t know that!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 11:34 a.m.

By Julie Smith

I’m thankful

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 6:35 p.m.

Thanksgiving is almost upon us. I could fill this space with last-minute, delicious recipes for your holiday table, but we’d all die laughing at that. (My favorite collection of recipes is Peg Bracken’s “I Hate to Cook Book.”)

Television in 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:51 p.m.

I’ve been thinking about TV a lot lately, mainly because I never watch it. Apparently that makes me strange. (Which surprises no one.)

Smith Says: Television in 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 9:30 p.m.

I’ve been thinking about TV a lot lately, mainly because I never watch it. Apparently that makes me strange. (Which surprises no-one.)

In the news ...

Friday, November 15, 2013 12:51 p.m.

When I can’t sleep I track the news, which is why today I can offer you some incredibly dumb developments in the world. (I’m sure Miley Cyrus stuck her tongue out and Obamacare is still broken, but Ima let those slide.)

In the news ...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:51 a.m.

When I can’t sleep I track the news, which is why today I can offer you some incredibly dumb developments in the world. (I’m sure Miley Cyrus stuck her tongue out and Obamacare is still broken, but Ima let those slide.)

Happy 85th

Thursday, November 7, 2013 2:22 p.m.

Smith says UPDATED

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Last week my mother turned 85. Not bad for a woman who thinks a balanced meal is a Little Debbie in each hand.

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