Let’s try for judicial independence

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:34 p.m.

If South Carolina does it one way, and most other states along with the federal government do it another way, we might wonder how likely it is that South Carolina is right and everybody else is wrong.

Home Sweet Homestead: An ode to Fred the hen

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:33 p.m.

A man on a gravel road in Lebanon woke up early, fired up the riding lawn mower and set to work cutting his lawn. He’s mowed this lawn for 30- …

Have you read the one abou-zzzzzzzzzzz UPDATED

Thursday, September 10, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I saw a link on Facebook the other day that made me laugh: “Reading can reduce insomnia.”

The heat is bringing out the crazy

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I’m working on a theory: People have always been crazy, we just haven’t known about it. With today’s 24-hour news cycle, every nutty thing we do is public knowledge. (I’ve always liked this saying: “Live as if every single thing you do will someday be known. Because it will be.”)

A splash of color in a world of gray

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:00 p.m.

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

It’s all about the donkey cheese

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:58 p.m.

Donkey Cheese.

Opinion: Doing the near possible

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:57 p.m.

What’s your favorite pet: dog or cat? What do you prefer on your hot dog: mustard or ketchup? Who do you like for president: Hillary or Jeb?

No frog princes here

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:51 p.m.

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

Where am I?

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

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

Guest editorial: The Abbeville Case – The Key to SC’s Future

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

There is nothing – absolutely nothing – more important to the future of our state than fixing education. And as a result of the Abbeville case, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to fix it. The question is will we?

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.”

Julie and her new purse UPDATED

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:17 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.

Why I voted against removing the Confederate flag UPDATED

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:16 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.

Big Man Lawn Chair: You complete me

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 11:19 a.m.

I am complete once again.

The long and vertically challenged of it

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 11:19 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!

A doggone puzzling mystery

Saturday, June 27, 2015 9:07 p.m.

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

Something appropriate ...

Saturday, June 27, 2015 9:07 p.m.

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

I’m a food sharer

Thursday, June 11, 2015 11:25 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.

Something to Tweet about

Thursday, June 11, 2015 11:25 a.m.

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

Only in South Carolina ...

Thursday, June 4, 2015 4:24 p.m.

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

Are you up to the task?

Thursday, June 4, 2015 4:25 p.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?

Where did our manners go?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:15 a.m.

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

My connection with Dave

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:15 a.m.

I watched David Letterman’s final show last night with a sense of school pride.

Never a dull moment at Crazy Acres UPDATED

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:14 a.m.

The natives are restless at Crazy Acres, and by “natives”, I mean our roosters, Ben and Jerry.

I should have been a weatherman

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:14 a.m.

I wanted to be a lot of things growing up.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Friday, May 8, 2015 7:01 a.m.

Back in the day, legendary coach Bear Bryant (Roll Tide!) filmed a famous commercial for South Central Bell Telephone. He looked into the camera and said, “Have you called your mama today? I sure wish I could call mine.” Ever since, some version of that commercial pops up around Mother’s Day

A study I can support ...

Friday, May 8, 2015 10:01 a.m.

If you wait around long enough, and find someone with the right amount of money, you can pay to have a study done on just about anything you want – and get the results you want, too.

Chicken is a good thing

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:53 a.m.

A new Chick-fil-A opened in town last week. Many of my former northern friends — Yankees — asked me, “Why is this news?”

Julie on Jenner: Live and let live UPDATED

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:53 a.m.

Lord, what a flap over Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer last week.

Aging gracefully is not easy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:30 p.m.

I suffered a mishap the other night.

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