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Smith Says: Good housekeepers channel their Tupperware spirit animal

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Scene: A house.

Being short, petite has its ups and downs UPDATED

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 10:08 a.m.

Most of the time I don’t mind being short. Excuse me, petite.

Smith Says: Being short, petite has its ups and downs

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Most of the time I don’t mind being short. Excuse me, petite.

The joys of aging — it’s better than the alternative

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

My husband is 60, which, as everyone knows, is the new 40. Except he’s not buying it.

Smith Says: Dance like nobody’s watching (and hope that no one is!)

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I don’t dance, and I didn’t even before I went deaf.

Smith Says: Drinking while shopping - an idea whose time has come?

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Tar-jzay just got more interesting.

Smith Says: Moving is for the birds

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Like all married couples, Widdle Baby and I have faced challenges: Death, surgery, Atkins, the usual. Through it all, we’ve stayed strong and …

Smith Says: Firing teacher for nude selfie teaches all the wrong lessons

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:01 a.m.

By now you’ve probably heard about Leigh Anne Arthur, a teacher at the Career and Technology Center at Union County High School.

Smith Says: Rise above grumpy person syndrome

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 12:39 p.m.

My life is made of stardust, rainbows and unicorns. NOT.

Smith Says: Note to Southern men: Manners matter

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:01 a.m.

As most of you know, I’m a proud daughter of the South.

Smith Says: Hoarding purses and other confessions

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

You know how, when you get together with friends to eat and have an adult beverage, the tone soon turns confessional?

Smith Says: Country living is pretty good ‘out here’

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:13 a.m.

My husband won’t like this column, but I’ve been living it long enough to write it.

A sick day is no vacation

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:53 a.m.

I love my husband; I also love solitude. That can pose quite the dilemma since spouses generally, you know, live together.

Smith Says: For the love of coffee

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Is it just me, or is coffee getting out of hand?

Figuring out the karmic balance

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 7:12 a.m.

I believe in karma, so it was a jolt when my car was keyed on Jan. 4. And not just keyed — several words were carved into both doors on the …

No unmade beds here

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Do you make your bed every morning? And how is this even a question?

Resolved: To do my best in 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It’s that time of year again, when we all turn over a new leaf. (I’m skeptical of that term, because bugs are usually on the other side …

New Year’s Wishes

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Well, Christmas has come and gone and I’m still wearing my stretchy pants. I gorged on fruitcake, toffee, chocolate and Trader …

The ghosts of Christmas past

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Christmas is here. If you’re not ready, relax. Take the pressure off. (Whenever someone asked Mom if she was done with holiday prep, …

Smith Says: Christmas musings

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Thoughts while locked in a life-or-death struggle with a 6-foot, pre-lit, pre-decorated, pop-up Christmas tree:

Julie’s guaranteed guide to Christmas shopping

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Let’s all take a moment to revel in the glorious, joyful, meaningful money-draining marathon known as Christmas shopping.

You can’t make this up

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Lawdamercy, people are crazy. Take these recent reports (from the Associated Press and other media outlets):

The power of love

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Ten years ago today, Widdle and I took a big gamble at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas.

When food worldviews clash

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 12:29 p.m.

Yesterday I opened the refrigerator, groaned and slammed the door. Then I opened the freezer, screamed and slammed the door.

Stay alive to drive another day

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 1:28 p.m.

It’s heartbreaking, what’s happening on America’s roadsides. Drivers are killing cops, cops are killing drivers.

Stay alive to drive another day

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It’s heartbreaking, what’s happening on America’s roadsides. Drivers are killing cops, cops are killing drivers.

Losing man - and woman’s - best friend

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 12:01 a.m.

There’s no easy way to say it: On Oct. 7, Nicky, our English Jack Russell Terrier, went A) To be with Jesus or B) To that great bacon buffet …

Waiting for the flood

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 11:52 a.m.

What happens when you’re waiting for the flood? Well, you…

Waiting for the flood

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

What happens when you’re waiting for the flood? Well, you…

Misdirected creativity

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I’m a walking, talking Pinterest fail.

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