We all have our little quirks

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:18 a.m.

Isn’t it funny how we obsess over the little things?

A slow hand

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:17 a.m.

I was lamenting time’s 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 time’s up, she’s …

At least I’ve never been skunked

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:50 p.m.

I’m clumsy. Awkward. A klutz. Always have been.

On hunting ‘thingies’

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:50 p.m.

It is well documented that I am not a handyman.

It is so hot ...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 8:17 a.m.

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

An Administrivian’s rant

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 8:16 a.m.

Cue the 2001 Space Odyssey theme.

No more horsing around

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:52 a.m.

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

Taking this lying down

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:52 a.m.

The defiant cry of outrage, “I’m not going to take this lying down!” you all have heard before.

Technology: I still don’t get it

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:09 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 10:10 a.m.

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

Time to shed a tear

Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:50 a.m.

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

Dear Mikey …

Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:51 a.m.

Dear Mikey,

Summer clothes and flip flops

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:02 a.m.

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

‘Buy the shoes’

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:04 a.m.

Sometimes you just need to buy the shoes.

Confessions of a ‘Clutterer’

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:06 p.m.

I’ve got something of a problem.

Are we immune to vulgarity?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:07 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?

An Aqua Velva Man

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:30 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.

Welcome to Crazy Acres

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:31 a.m.

There’s never a dull moment at Crazy Acres.

If I were a soda, I’d be root beer

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:50 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?)

Road signs

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:49 a.m.

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

My first Fanfare: An Ode to Jeffrey

Monday, June 2, 2014 11:18 p.m.

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

‘Perfect for us …’

Monday, June 2, 2014 11:19 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.

In the news ...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:02 p.m.

A look at some news — recent and not so much — that made me shake my head…

Fanfare for the Common Man: Stupid things I’ve done

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 3:45 p.m.

It’s a sad statement about a man’s life when he has a Top Five List of Stupid Things He’s Done.

Requiem for a Big Man’s lawn chair

Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:46 p.m.

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

I love you, Mother

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:41 p.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 …

Fanfare for the Common Man: Mac Daddy McGuyver

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:40 p.m.

I got my hand stuck in my guitar.

Men: At least they smell nice

Friday, May 9, 2014 3:16 p.m.

I love my husband, and he loves me. But there are things about him—and men in general—that leave me stumped.

Fanfare for the Common Man: Eddie milks a cow

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:42 p.m.

I have this friend.

The joys of ‘Insanity’ UPDATED

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:01 a.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.

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