‘Perfect for us’

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:22 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.

‘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.

You can’t make this stuff up

Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:50 p.m.

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

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…

From the headlines ...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 3:08 p.m.

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

Housework? No thanks

Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:51 p.m.

I have so many blessings, it’s a crime to complain. So I won’t. Except for one… leetle… thing.

Housework: Ugh.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:42 p.m.

I have so many blessings, it’s a crime to complain. So I won’t. Except for one… leetle… thing.

I love you, Mother UPDATED

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 9:23 a.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 died on April 25.

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 …

I love you, Mother

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:29 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 …

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.

Thoughts on the unfairer sex

Thursday, May 8, 2014 2:40 p.m.

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

It’s a good thing they smell nice ...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:47 p.m.

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

Fun with ‘Insanity’

Saturday, May 3, 2014 2:22 p.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.

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.

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.

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.

I’ll never understand you guys

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:02 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.

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.

Well that was embarrassing!

Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 a.m.

There are two things I fear: 1) Dying and 2) Being embarrassed. And there’s a difference between looking foolish and feeling stupid.

Life’s most embarrassing moments … UPDATED

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:15 a.m.

There are two things I fear: 1) Dying and 2) Being embarrassed. And there’s a difference between looking foolish and feeling stupid.

Reflections on Lux, Sam, Chester and Mel Gibson UPDATED

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Heard about the cat in Oregon that terrorized his humans until they barricaded themselves into a bedroom?

Headache remedies from Julie

Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I have a headache. I never get headaches; in 53 years I’ve had maybe three. I just don’t get them. (My husband says I give them—hardeeharhar!)

Headache? Try this ...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I have a headache. I never get headaches; in 53 years I’ve had maybe three. I just don’t get them. (My husband says I give them—hardeeharhar!)

‘Lieutenant Dan! You got legs!’

Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 a.m.

One day I’m going to write a book called “Things My Husband Says.” Chapters will be divided by topics, such as “Food,” “Wife’s Hair,” “Forrest Gump,” and “Best Friends” (which is not about me.)

What we learned from the ice

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The only thing more fun than being trapped indoors during the 2014 Ice Festival was being trapped indoors without electricity, running water, wine or chocolate.

Can you repeat that?

Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:01 a.m.

If you’re around me for longer than 15 minutes, you’ll notice I say “What?” a lot. Also, “Excuse me?” or “Pardon” or “Huh?” As a last resort I say, “I wear two hearing aids and it sounds like you’re asking me to feed your hamster in Fuji.”

Excuse me?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:01 a.m.

If you’re around me for longer than 15 minutes, you’ll notice I say “What?” a lot. Also, “Excuse me?” or “Pardon” or “Huh?” As a last resort I say, “I wear two hearing aids and it sounds like you’re asking me to feed your hamster in Fuji.”

Julie’s column of quotes (and movies)

Thursday, February 6, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Sometimes when I sit down to open a vein — I mean, write a column — my mind is skittering all over the place and I can’t decide on a topic. So today you get mind skitter stuff.

Good quotes and bad movies

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Sometimes when I sit down to open a vein—I mean, write a column—my mind is skittering all over the place and I can’t decide on a topic. So today you get mind skitter stuff.

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