Donít mess with my breadsticks

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:25 p.m.

There was an article making the rounds last week suggesting radical changes in the way the Olive Garden does it business.

Some dog days to remember

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:26 p.m.

Iíve never had a sock-eating Great Dane, but Iíve owned some goofy dogs.

Fanfare for the Common Man: I am Batman (Superman too)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 7:36 a.m.

I found two cool shirts on the clearance rack at Wal-Mart.

The friendly skies?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 7:36 a.m.

Remember when it was fun to fly the friendly skies? Back when flight attendants were called stewardesses, traveling by airplane was special. Meals were served and the cabin crew was glad to see you. Passengers dressed up, there was plenty of seat room and screaming babies were strapped to the wing. (Just checking to see if you were paying …

Dance Fever

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 10:31 a.m.

Thereís a Facebook post going around that features a 91-year-old woman who is A) Lovely, slender and blonde and B) Dancing up a storm. Sheís gliding across a slick dance floor, shagging like thereís no tomorrow. Sheís dancing with guys in their 20s and wearing them out. Itís a beautiful thing.

Enough of the heat

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 10:30 a.m.

Itís time to have a little talk.

Weird, wild stuff

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:24 a.m.

Once youíre in the news business, youíre never really out of the news business. Which is why Iím still obsessed with the news business.

I need a sign

Monday, August 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Iíve been paying a lot of attention to advertising signs and billboards while on the road lately. I donít text and drive during my frequent travels, but I do take the occasional peek at the signs along the way.

We all have our little quirks

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

Isnít it funny how we obsess over the little things?

A slow hand

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

I was lamenting timeís 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 timeís up, sheís …

At least Iíve never been skunked

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

Iím clumsy. Awkward. A klutz. Always have been.

On hunting Ďthingiesí

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. Itís not Christmas.

An Administrivianís 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, ďIím not going to take this lying down!Ē you all have heard before.

Technology: I still donít 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. Itís giving me a complex.

Time to shed a tear

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

Never let it be said that Iím not a sentimental guy.

Dear Mikey Ö

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 Ė a golf shirt the color of every street on a Monopoly board.

ĎBuy the shoesí

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

Sometimes you just need to buy the shoes.

Confessions of a ĎCluttererí

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

Iíve 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.

Thereís never a dull moment at Crazy Acres.

If I were a soda, Iíd be root beer

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:50 a.m.

Thanks to Facebook, I know now which Brady Bunch kid Iíd be, what kind of dog I am and how long I would survive a zombie apocalypse. (Jan, beagle and foreverómy husband is handy with a shotgun, and I swing a mean cast iron skillet. I think weíd be OK. You thought I was going to say I donít believe in zombies, didnít 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 ďAn Ode to Jeffrey.Ē

ĎPerfect for us Öí

Monday, June 2, 2014 11:19 p.m.

Iíd like to thank all who have written, called, visited, emailed and texted since my motherís death. Youíve soothed me and made me remember the good times. Some of you posed interesting questions. So, here are the answers ó and a few memories you might enjoy.

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