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Coyotes, armadillos, oh my!

Thursday, January 22, 2015 8:38 a.m.

Coyotes, like armadillos, are now apparently everywhere. And by “everywhere” I mean near my house.

Adventures in writing

Thursday, January 22, 2015 8:40 a.m.

By the time you read this I will have finished my latest novel, “A Faerie’s Tear,” that is due for publication on Feb. 1, and will debut at the Berkeley Reads Tri-County literary celebration “Meet the Authors!” at Dean Hall at Cypress Gardens on Feb. 7.

Does that come in XXL?

Friday, January 16, 2015 2:42 p.m.

For as long as I’ve been an adult, I’ve struggled with adult fashion. It’s just not practical.

An example of grace and tenacity

Friday, January 16, 2015 2:41 p.m.

Watching someone you love get old is a bit strange. The only thing stranger is watching yourself get old.

New goals for a new year

Saturday, January 10, 2015 11:21 a.m.

Ah, yes, a new year. Here we go. Traditionally, this is the time to set goals that we’ll abandon within three weeks, if pop psychology is to be believed. As my father used to say, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

NASA makes an offer I can refuse

Saturday, January 10, 2015 11:20 a.m.

Just when you thought there were no interesting ways to earn a little extra coin to pay off Christmas, NASA steps to the plate and knocks one out of the park.

It’s that time again, again, again

Monday, January 5, 2015 10:14 a.m.

It’s a New Year.

Some thoughts as we start a new year

Monday, January 5, 2015 10:13 a.m.

If you’re reading this, we’ve made it through another year. Hallelujah!

The Day After, ‘Twas

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:24 p.m.

Clement Clarke Moore wrote the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” in 1822. With the poem being read around the tree this year, here’s my version.

Some sage advice on my birthday

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:26 p.m.

My birthday was last week, and it’s astonishing that I’ve survived 54 years on this planet relatively unscathed. I say “relatively” because I’ve had my heart broken (by a human) and my skull cracked (by a horse).

Catching Santa in the act ...

Sunday, December 14, 2014 11:42 p.m.

In addition to my rampant ADD, I was an obsessive child.

Black Friday? I just don’t get it

Sunday, December 14, 2014 11:41 p.m.

Deck the halls with boughs of crazy, tra la la la la la la la!

Deconstructing Rudolph ...

Thursday, December 4, 2014 12:08 a.m.

Christmas songs have always bothered me.

Hospital adventures

Thursday, December 4, 2014 12:07 a.m.

If you live long enough, you’ll eventually spend more time in hospitals than you’d like to, either as a patient or waiting on a patient. Neither role is a lot of fun.

A list for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27, 2014 12:10 a.m.

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and I hope you have much to be grateful for. (Tip: If you have loved ones, shelter and food, you have much to be grateful for.)

I can’t ‘Shake Off’ these songs

Thursday, November 27, 2014 12:09 a.m.

There are songs out there that I really hate.

Is it hot in here?

Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:39 a.m.

I am hormonal. You have been warned.

The write stuff ...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:38 a.m.

By the time many of you read this, I’ll be almost there, winding the clubhouse turn and heading down the home stretch.

Don’t be THAT parent! UPDATED

Friday, November 14, 2014 2:47 p.m.

Every day I wake up and ask, “Lord, how can I serve You today?” Sometimes I don’t get a clear answer. (Which is on me, not Him.) Other days, I help at the church food bank, or visit a sick friend. Or, I refrain from giving the stink-eye to a screaming toddler.

A novel concept ...

Friday, November 14, 2014 2:48 p.m.

I’m going to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

I love this month

Thursday, November 6, 2014 1:46 p.m.

Forgive me that I’m playing some vintage Scorpions as I write this. Call it mood music if you will.

Need a raccoon?

Thursday, November 6, 2014 1:47 p.m.

I’ve never been wildly popular (old high school classmates always say, “You graduated when?”) but our home, Crazy Acres, is a popular place to be. At least for wild critters.

A colonoscopy to remember

Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:22 a.m.

Sweet reader, today’s column contains TMI about a medical procedure. So if you are squeamish or easily offended, turn the page. I don’t mind, really. I have a weak stomach myself.

Memories of trick-or-treating

Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:22 a.m.

As a kid, Halloween kicked off my favorite two months of the year. It began with a night of trick or treating and ended with Christmas Eve, the one night of the year where I gave in to gluttony and could eat whatever, and however much, I wanted.

Scary stuff

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:07 p.m.

You know this is how The Walking Dead started.

Pass the okra!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:08 p.m.

Southerners do make headlines, don’t we? Sometimes we hear some piece of news and immediately know it happened south of the Mason-Dixon Line. We just KNOW, the same way we know it’s going to rain if we wash the car.

Thoughts on punishment

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11:51 a.m.

The “corporal punishment” debate blew up last month when Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted after allegedly beating his four-year-old “with a tree branch,” leaving welts and abrasions on the boy’s body.

Anti-obesity starts with exercise

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11:50 a.m.

A story in the Sept. 29 issue of USA Today said that soda makers like Coke and Pepsi cared about the obese state of this country.

Time keeps on ticking...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 12:47 p.m.

I wrote something a few weeks back about a new watch called simply SLOW. The manufacturers took off the longer minute hand and left you with the shorter, and more slowly moving hour hand.

The ramblings of JS

Thursday, October 2, 2014 12:47 p.m.

My mind is all over the place lately. I blame it on hormone shifts but the less we talk about that, the better.

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