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Guest editorial: The Abbeville Case – The Key to SC’s Future

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

There is nothing – absolutely nothing – more important to the future of our state than fixing education. And as a result of the Abbeville case, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to fix it. The question is will we?

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.”

Julie and her new purse UPDATED

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:17 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.

Why I voted against removing the Confederate flag UPDATED

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:16 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.

Big Man Lawn Chair: You complete me

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 11:19 a.m.

I am complete once again.

The long and vertically challenged of it

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 11:19 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!

A doggone puzzling mystery

Saturday, June 27, 2015 9:07 p.m.

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

Something appropriate ...

Saturday, June 27, 2015 9:07 p.m.

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

I’m a food sharer

Thursday, June 11, 2015 11:25 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.

Something to Tweet about

Thursday, June 11, 2015 11:25 a.m.

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

Only in South Carolina ...

Thursday, June 4, 2015 4:24 p.m.

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

Are you up to the task?

Thursday, June 4, 2015 4:25 p.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?

Where did our manners go?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:15 a.m.

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

My connection with Dave

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:15 a.m.

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

Never a dull moment at Crazy Acres UPDATED

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:14 a.m.

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

I should have been a weatherman

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:14 a.m.

I wanted to be a lot of things growing up.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Friday, May 8, 2015 7:01 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

A study I can support ...

Friday, May 8, 2015 10:01 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.

Chicken is a good thing

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:53 a.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 on Jenner: Live and let live UPDATED

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:53 a.m.

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

Aging gracefully is not easy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:30 p.m.

I suffered a mishap the other night.

Is it hot in here?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:31 p.m.

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

Quality of friends more important than quantity UPDATED

Monday, April 13, 2015 10:50 a.m.

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

Carter is a handful

Monday, April 13, 2015 10:50 a.m.

I spent three days with my grandson Carter.

A pox is upon my house ...

Monday, April 6, 2015 11:12 a.m.

A pox is upon our house. The flu, actually, but it might as well be bubonic plague. And it struck down not me, but my beloved.

Some issues with the Easter Bunny

Monday, April 6, 2015 11:16 a.m.

I have issues with the Easter Bunny.

A column with bite UPDATED

Monday, March 30, 2015 10:46 a.m.

Me and my teeth operate under an armed truce. I don’t like them, but I need them.

A Catfish Fest story to remember

Monday, March 30, 2015 10:42 a.m.

This story has become a tradition.

Houses on the brain

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:30 a.m.

You can’t go home again, according to Thomas Wolfe. But you can drive past it on the interstate and wave (according to me.)

Sleep is big business in 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Sleep is big business.

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