Is it hot in here?

Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:39 a.m.

I am hormonal. You have been warned.

The write stuff ...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:38 a.m.

By the time many of you read this, Iíll be almost there, winding the clubhouse turn and heading down the home stretch.

Donít be THAT parent! UPDATED

Friday, November 14, 2014 2:47 p.m.

Every day I wake up and ask, ďLord, how can I serve You today?Ē Sometimes I donít get a clear answer. (Which is on me, not Him.) Other days, I help at the church food bank, or visit a sick friend. Or, I refrain from giving the stink-eye to a screaming toddler.

A novel concept ...

Friday, November 14, 2014 2:48 p.m.

Iím going to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

I love this month

Thursday, November 6, 2014 1:46 p.m.

Forgive me that Iím playing some vintage Scorpions as I write this. Call it mood music if you will.

Need a raccoon?

Thursday, November 6, 2014 1:47 p.m.

Iíve never been wildly popular (old high school classmates always say, ďYou graduated when?Ē) but our home, Crazy Acres, is a popular place to be. At least for wild critters.

A colonoscopy to remember

Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:22 a.m.

Sweet reader, todayís column contains TMI about a medical procedure. So if you are squeamish or easily offended, turn the page. I donít mind, really. I have a weak stomach myself.

Memories of trick-or-treating

Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:22 a.m.

As a kid, Halloween kicked off my favorite two months of the year. It began with a night of trick or treating and ended with Christmas Eve, the one night of the year where I gave in to gluttony and could eat whatever, and however much, I wanted.

Scary stuff

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:07 p.m.

You know this is how The Walking Dead started.

Pass the okra!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:08 p.m.

Southerners do make headlines, donít we? Sometimes we hear some piece of news and immediately know it happened south of the Mason-Dixon Line. We just KNOW, the same way we know itís going to rain if we wash the car.

Thoughts on punishment

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11:51 a.m.

The ďcorporal punishmentĒ debate blew up last month when Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted after allegedly beating his four-year-old ďwith a tree branch,Ē leaving welts and abrasions on the boyís body.

Anti-obesity starts with exercise

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11:50 a.m.

A story in the Sept. 29 issue of USA Today said that soda makers like Coke and Pepsi cared about the obese state of this country.

Time keeps on ticking...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 12:47 p.m.

I wrote something a few weeks back about a new watch called simply SLOW. The manufacturers took off the longer minute hand and left you with the shorter, and more slowly moving hour hand.

The ramblings of JS

Thursday, October 2, 2014 12:47 p.m.

My mind is all over the place lately. I blame it on hormone shifts but the less we talk about that, the better.

Lois is in trouble! UPDATED

Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:33 a.m.

I found two cool shirts on the clearance rack at Wal-Mart.

Cloudy memories UPDATED

Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:32 a.m.

Remember when it was fun to fly the friendly skies? Back when flight attendants were called stewardesses, traveling by airplane was special. Meals were served and the cabin crew was glad to see you. Passengers dressed up, there was plenty of seat room and screaming babies were strapped to the wing. (Just checking to see if you were paying …

Signs, signs everwhere ... UPDATED

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:19 p.m.

Iíve been paying a lot of attention to advertising signs and billboards while on the road lately. I donít text and drive during my frequent travels, but I do take the occasional peek at the signs along the way.

Weird, wild stuff UPDATED

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:09 p.m.

Once youíre in the news business, youíre never really out of the news business. Which is why Iím still obsessed with the news business.

I want a clock with a slow hand

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:55 p.m.

I was lamenting timeís passage the other day in a Facebook post, about how a person seems to have all the time in the world when he has nothing to look forward to, but the moment you find someone you really like and would love to spend all your time with, somebody upstairs hits the fast forward button and before you know it, your timeís up, sheís …

What is your quirk?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:55 p.m.

Isnít it funny how we obsess over the little things?

At least Iíve never been skunked

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:40 a.m.

Iím clumsy. Awkward. A klutz. Always have been.

I am not a handyman

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:41 a.m.

It is well documented that I am not a handyman.

The times have changed

Thursday, August 7, 2014 7:26 a.m.

Cue the 2001 Space Odyssey theme.

Hot? Take my advice

Thursday, August 7, 2014 7:27 a.m.

I hate heat, so this is not my favorite season. Actually, in South Carolina we have only two seasons: Hot, and Christmas. Itís not Christmas.

All kidding aside ... we donít own a horse

Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:01 a.m.

We live in a pastoral little hamlet, Widdle Baby and I.

HGTV is giving me a headache

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:58 p.m.

I have to stop watching HGTV. Itís giving me a complex.

What is a Twitter?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:58 p.m.

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

Words of advice for Mikey

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:27 p.m.

Dear Mikey,

Life is short. Buy the shoes.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:10 a.m.

Sometimes you just need to buy the shoes.

Thoughts on feet

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:10 a.m.

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

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