On hearing good stories

Friday, August 1, 2014 12:01 p.m.

I grew up in the “olden days” as my grandkids would say, before such delights as Books on Tape

No more horsing around ...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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

From the Mayor’s Desk

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It was 42 years ago this month that my wife, Margaret, and I and our two pre-school age children rolled into Summerville from Atlanta to make a new …

Symphonic dessert

Friday, July 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It’s amazing where really good recipes can come from. I’ve actually gotten one at a church service (don’t ask!), off a pumpkin pie can label, and …

I am not a bird

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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

HGTV is giving me a complex

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:01 p.m.

I have to stop watching HGTV. It’s giving me a complex.

I’m a LeBron fan again!

Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Is it baseball All-Star break time already?

Break out the Kleenex ...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 1:10 p.m.

Never let it be said that I’m not a sentimental guy.

Dear Mikey ...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Dear Mikey,

Kicking cancer

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The first time I ever attended a golf tournament I was 7 years old.

Councilman’s Corner

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:53 p.m.

Well I must admit that I have been surprised at the amount of response, both pro and con, that I have received regarding my comments on the play …

A remarkable reunion

Friday, July 11, 2014 10:00 a.m.

“I’m at the airport with six kids, 12 pieces of luggage and eight carry-ons! Want to change places?”

Finding Mudville: A final World Cup thought

Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:48 p.m.

Here are my final thoughts on the World Cup.

Life is short. Buy the shoes.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Sometimes you just need to buy the shoes.

The agony of Dan’s feet

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 12:38 p.m.

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

Thank you Coach McKissick

Sunday, July 6, 2014 11:59 a.m.

Once upon a time, I was a real football fan. This is why.

Happy Birthday, America!

Friday, July 4, 2014 5:01 a.m.

I’ve always been proud that I was born in the same month as America. Flying the flag on this particular day is probably our most graphic sign of …

Are we immune to vulgarity?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 1:12 p.m.

Remember the mean kids in high school? The ones who did mean stuff to impress their mean friends, then laughed about it, because they were mean?

There’s something about an ...

Friday, June 27, 2014 12:01 a.m.

In my defense, it looked cool and refreshing. Cool as in temperature wise, not style, and refreshing, as in maybe a little aromatic relief from this ridiculous heat.

From the Mayor’s DeskEnvisioning Summerville’s future

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

For those of you who have not followed or participated in our effort to develop a Vision Plan for the town of Summerville, let me update you. The …

Welcome to Crazy Acres

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3:01 p.m.

There’s never a dull moment at Crazy Acres.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Part Deux

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

There’s this stranger who yells at noisy kids, shakes his fists at speeders in the neighborhood, glares at youngsters who thump the subwoofers in …

The road frequently traveled

Friday, June 20, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I drive a lot between here and Atlanta, sometimes twice in a month.

On being short

Friday, June 20, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I wasn’t always vertically challenged.

Thanks, Facebook

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Thanks to Facebook, I know now which Brady Bunch kid I’d be, what kind of dog I am and how long I would survive a zombie apocalypse. (Jan, beagle and forever—my husband is handy with a shotgun, and I swing a mean cast iron skillet. I think we’d be OK. You thought I was going to say I don’t believe in zombies, didn’t you?)

Lovin’ Lucy

Friday, June 13, 2014 7:35 a.m.

She was blonde from birth and had big chocolaty eyes and a bright pink tummy, so much so that early on she was dubbed “Miss Pinkness.”

Things that make me trip

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 9:38 a.m.

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

Councilman’s Corner

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 6:38 p.m.

Oakbrook is beginning to get some much needed attention. There are several plans forming for the future; for now I would like to share some things that have already occurred.

Take note: Vote!

Friday, June 6, 2014 8:57 a.m.

The year: 1952. The state: Georgia. National news: the presidential election. Personal news: I was in high school and about to cast my first ballot.

‘Perfect for us’

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:22 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. Some of you posed interesting questions. So, here are the answers — and a few memories you might enjoy.

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