Wise Words: Can we live without absolutes?

Monday, July 20, 2015 4:51 p.m.

The world in which we live today is quickly being redefined. It’s not just being redefined by the medical, technological or scientific breakthrough of our times, but unfortunately by man’s inhumanity to man. Over the past few months we have seen horrific murders taken place both in our localities and across the world. Life is not …

Living longer and enjoying it

Monday, July 20, 2015 4:58 p.m.

My family is always tossing around pearls of wisdom. At my high school graduation Uncle Charles announced, “After you turn fitty, it’s all doctors, all the time. Enjoy your health, gal.”

Why I voted against removing the Confederate flag

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:01 a.m.

With all activity in the last few days, I feel compelled to offer the following information to explain why I voted against removing the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.

Legislative report: Budget passed, Confederate flag comes down

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:14 p.m.

If you have been following the local and national news this week, you have seen South Carolina being focused on for several reasons. In addition to the funerals of the Emanuel AME Church members, charges brought on Dylann Roof, and plane crashes in Berkeley County, the South Carolina Senate and House addressed the budget vetoes and the Confederate …

Julie and her new purse UPDATED

Monday, July 13, 2015 11:48 a.m.

My purse never ceases to startle me. It’s like “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”: I’m not sure what it contains, but hopefully the contents are worth the fight.

Dan helps Frank buy a sofa: A fond look back

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:37 a.m.

Frank Johnson, Editor of The Berkeley Independent and Goose Creek Gazette, is leaving for greener pastures, and as an homage to Frank, I dug deep into the archives to fish out a story about our early days with The Independent, particularly the weekend I helped Frank shop for a couch. So, Frank, get out your Man Card, it’s up for review. …

The world of the vertically challenged

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 8:06 a.m.

In the Huge News department, check it out: Barbie, that high-heeled icon, has changed to flats. I’ll pause to let that sink in: Barbie in flats!

Something appropriate

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 11:12 a.m.

I have had a problem my whole life with being appropriate.

A Crazy Acres mystery

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 11:13 a.m.

Life is never dull at Crazy Acres. Just last week we had a locked room—I mean, a fenced yard--mystery.

It’s too hot already

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:00 p.m.

It’s too hot already.

Home projects mean an early start for Julie

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:01 p.m.

A Georgia man drove through his house last month, because he wanted to.

Random thoughts, in 140 characters

Thursday, June 11, 2015 11:33 a.m.

Hang on, Berkeley County, someone has mastered (sort of) the art of Tweeting.

Sharing food not for everyone

Thursday, June 11, 2015 11:34 a.m.

You might not want to read this while you’re grilling: Over Memorial Day weekend, an Indiana woman stabbed another woman IN THE EYE for eating the last rib at a cookout.

Only in South Carolina ...

Monday, June 1, 2015 3:47 p.m.

Do you ever look around and think, “Only in South Carolina?”

Recent scientific studies reveal...

Sunday, May 31, 2015 11:52 a.m.

According to a recent scientific study, 50 people aged 51-to-80 were subjected to this test: Can you stand up from the floor without using your hands?

Whatever happened to being polite?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:06 a.m.

Sometimes I think people are going crazy faster than I can keep up.

A Letterman connection

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:06 a.m.

I watched David Letterman’s final show last night with a sense of school pride.

My family and food

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:29 p.m.

I have written about this topic often before. My family has a thing for food.

Random thoughts from Julie

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Random thoughts while eating cashews and waiting for a load of socks to dry:

Natives getting restless at ‘Crazy Acres’

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:19 a.m.

The natives are restless at Crazy Acres, and by “natives”, I mean our roosters, Ben and Jerry.

I’m a weather geek

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:17 a.m.

I wanted to be a lot of things growing up.

Have you heard the latest?

Thursday, May 7, 2015 7:01 a.m.

If you wait around long enough, and find someone with the right amount of money, you can pay to have a study done on just about anything you want – and get the results you want, too.

Some thoughts for Mother’s Day

Thursday, May 7, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Back in the day, legendary coach Bear Bryant (Roll Tide!) filmed a famous commercial for South Central Bell Telephone. He looked into the camera and said, “Have you called your mama today? I sure wish I could call mine.” Ever since, some version of that commercial pops up around Mother’s Day

Explaining the chicken biscuit

Monday, April 27, 2015 4:04 p.m.

A new Chick-fil-A opened in town last week. Many of my former northern friends — Yankees — asked me, “Why is this news?”

Julie weighs in on Jenner

Monday, April 27, 2015 4:05 p.m.

Lord, what a flap over Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer last week.

Is it hot in here?

Monday, April 20, 2015 11:20 a.m.

If anyone knows why I’m laughing, sobbing and screaming simultaneously, give me a clue.

What ever happened to aging gracefully?

Monday, April 20, 2015 11:19 a.m.

I suffered a mishap the other night.

Three days with Carter

Monday, April 13, 2015 11:07 a.m.

I spent three days with my grandson Carter.

Me, myself and I

Monday, April 13, 2015 11:08 a.m.

“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”~ Sun Tzu, Chinese general and author of “The Art of War.”

I have issues (with the Easter Bunny)

Monday, April 6, 2015 10:01 a.m.

I have issues with the Easter Bunny.

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