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.

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.

A Stew Fool ... 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:14 a.m.

It’s that time of year; time for the annual Catfish Festival in St. Stephen.

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?

I don’t get it

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

When it comes to technology, somewhere along the line I veered off the learning curve and wandered down the cobblestone road to Oldmansville.

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!)

Should have been a cowboy

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 12:25 p.m.

I threw up a photo on Facebook last week for Throw Back Thursday.

How to avoid a zombie

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The Walking Dead is back.

Fanfare for the Common Man: Ice storms and earthquakes

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

There are a couple of givens about living in the Deep South. First, since we have palm trees, a beach and big alligators, we can presume we will have hot, muggy summers and mild temperate winters.

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.

Terry’s defining moment

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

I was asked recently what I would do for love, and my reply was something of a sad one: “Not enough.”

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.”

A “Snowmeggeddon Diary”

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

Just in case the world ends on Wednesday, Jan. 29, with this epic and historic winter storm, I have begun this diary so that eons from now, when the Great Thaw frees my body from this icy grave, maybe future generations will know.

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.

Random thoughts from Julie

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Random thoughts while trying to select new bathroom wallpaper and feeling stabby:

A LEGO Movie?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:01 a.m.

There is one word that will strike fear and horror into the hearts of any parent.

At the movies

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I’m sitting here trying to decide about what to write.

The gang at Crazy Acres

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Most of us have probably seen “The Peaceable Kingdom,” painted by 19th century American folk artist (and devout Quaker) Edward Hicks. …

A fond farewell

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:37 p.m.

It occurred to me this past May, after a visit with my now 19-month-old granddaughter who is being held hostage by her parents in the far off land of Oregon, that if I wanted to spend more time with her, I’d have to be unemployed to do it.

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.



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