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.

At the movies ...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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

Julie’s ‘Peaceable Kingdom’

Thursday, January 23, 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. He painted at …

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