Quantcast

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.

I wonder ...

Thursday, October 8, 2015 12:02 a.m.

I wonder….

I wonder ...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I wonder….

I wonder ...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I wonder….

To get started is easy, but to finish is....

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Surely I have ADD. I can’t spend three minutes on one task before I get distrac—SQUIRREL!

Fear the rain

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:07 a.m.

There are two types of people in the world: Those who carry umbrellas, and those who don’t.

Something to think about

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Musings while mopping on a rainy Sunday afternoon:

Have you read the one abou-zzzzzzzzzzz UPDATED

Thursday, September 10, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I saw a link on Facebook the other day that made me laugh: “Reading can reduce insomnia.”

Have you read the one abou-zzzzzzzzzzz

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

I saw a link on Facebook the other day that made me laugh: “Reading can reduce insomnia”.

Have you read the one abou-zzzzzzzzzzz

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

I saw a link on Facebook the other day that made me laugh: “Reading can reduce insomnia.”

A slave to stuff

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

How often do you purge? You know, when you grab a trash bag and run through the house tossing in anything that doesn’t breathe.

Smith Says: A slave to stuff

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

How often do you purge? You know, when you grab a trash bag and run through the house tossing in anything that doesn’t breathe.

Friends2Follow
Latest Videos
Upcoming Events
News from Twitter

The Berkeley Independent

© 2016 The Berkeley Independent an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.