I am older than I once was ...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:49 a.m.

My body is failing me.

Things that make me trip

Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:50 a.m.

Sometimes I watch life go by and think, “Wow, I haven’t been surprised in a while.”

‘Perfect for us’

Thursday, June 5, 2014 10:55 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.

An Ode to Jeffery 2014 UPDATED

Thursday, June 5, 2014 10:54 p.m.

This is an update on my very first Fanfare for the Common Man column titled “An Ode to Jeffrey.”

Letters to the Editor

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

More thoughts on Goose Creek

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…

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.

It was a very good chair

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

You might notice I no longer sit while covering sporting events.

Letters to the Editor

Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:50 p.m.

Thoughts on Goose Creek business

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.

Thoughts on the voting process

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 9:13 a.m.

On June 10, we will have state primary elections for both Democrats and Republicans; this we know for sure. What we don’t know, and what many are worried about, is will the actual voting and election process work honestly and smoothly the way its suppose to.

MacGyver would be proud

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:08 p.m.

I got my hand stuck in my guitar.

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, May 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Becker says thanks

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.

‘When adults fight, children lose’

Monday, May 5, 2014 12:52 p.m.

By Phil Noble

Eddie’s big adventure

Monday, May 5, 2014 9:44 a.m.

I have this friend.

A steak through the heart ...

Saturday, May 3, 2014 2:21 p.m.

If you were to look for parallels across history to compare with the next 600 words you are about to read, upon reflection I’ve come up with one: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

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.

Hug your librarian!

Thursday, April 17, 2014 4:18 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.

Big man. Small car.

Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:19 a.m.

I am a big man.

Patriotism never more important UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It’s often noted that today’s young people don’t have a strong sense of patriotism like their parents and grandparents did.

Fire ants still the worst UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Did you hear about the “crazy ants” infesting Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Mississippi?

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.

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!)

‘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.)

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.”

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.

County budget cuts taxes, increases services

Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It was interesting to read the recent Berkeley Independent headline that stated “County Council Power Shift Tops 2013 News.”

Some things to think about

Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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

A LEGO nightmare

Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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

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