I want a clock with a slow hand

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:51 p.m.

I was lamenting time’s passage the other day in a Facebook post, about how you seem to have all the time in the world when there’s 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.

Jezebel sauce is wickedly sweet & spicy

Thursday, August 14, 2014 3:43 p.m.

Jezebel, the “wicked temptress” of the Old Testament, is the perfect name for a traditional southern sauce that’s a blend of sweetness and spicy …

At least I’ve never been skunked

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 4:01 a.m.

I’m clumsy. Awkward. A klutz. Always have been.

On hunting thingies ...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:21 p.m.

It is well documented that I am not a handyman.

Igpay Atinlay?

Friday, August 8, 2014 8:01 a.m.

So, there we were lolling by the pool one day when one of my DNA descendants asked if I’d ever heard of something called “Pig Latin.”

It’s time

Thursday, August 7, 2014 3:27 p.m.

It’s early. Barely daylight.

A new time and place

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 12:16 p.m.

Cue the 2001 Space Odyssey theme.

Is a new approach needed for school fundraising?

Monday, August 4, 2014 12:01 a.m.

A federal nutrition program that places new restrictions on snacks and beverages sold in schools also provides an opportunity for some fresh thinking …

On hearing good stories

Friday, August 1, 2014 12:01 p.m.

I grew up in the “olden days” as my grandkids would say, before such delights as Books on Tape

No more horsing around ...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:01 a.m.

We live in a pastoral little hamlet, Widdle Baby and I.

From the Mayor’s Desk

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It was 42 years ago this month that my wife, Margaret, and I and our two pre-school age children rolled into Summerville from Atlanta to make a new …

Symphonic dessert

Friday, July 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It’s amazing where really good recipes can come from. I’ve actually gotten one at a church service (don’t ask!), off a pumpkin pie can label, and …

I am not a bird

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:01 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 12:01 p.m.

I have to stop watching HGTV. It’s giving me a complex.

I’m a LeBron fan again!

Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Is it baseball All-Star break time already?

Break out the Kleenex ...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 1:10 p.m.

Never let it be said that I’m not a sentimental guy.

Dear Mikey ...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Dear Mikey,

Kicking cancer

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The first time I ever attended a golf tournament I was 7 years old.

Councilman’s Corner

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:53 p.m.

Well I must admit that I have been surprised at the amount of response, both pro and con, that I have received regarding my comments on the play …

A remarkable reunion

Friday, July 11, 2014 10:00 a.m.

“I’m at the airport with six kids, 12 pieces of luggage and eight carry-ons! Want to change places?”

Finding Mudville: A final World Cup thought

Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:48 p.m.

Here are my final thoughts on the World Cup.

Life is short. Buy the shoes.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Sometimes you just need to buy the shoes.

The agony of Dan’s feet

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 12:38 p.m.

Last year it was the Summer of Monopoly — a golf shirt the color of every street on a Monopoly board.

Thank you Coach McKissick

Sunday, July 6, 2014 11:59 a.m.

Once upon a time, I was a real football fan. This is why.

Happy Birthday, America!

Friday, July 4, 2014 5:01 a.m.

I’ve always been proud that I was born in the same month as America. Flying the flag on this particular day is probably our most graphic sign of …

Are we immune to vulgarity?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 1:12 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?

There’s something about an ...

Friday, June 27, 2014 12:01 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.

From the Mayor’s DeskEnvisioning Summerville’s future

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

For those of you who have not followed or participated in our effort to develop a Vision Plan for the town of Summerville, let me update you. The …

Welcome to Crazy Acres

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3:01 p.m.

There’s never a dull moment at Crazy Acres.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Part Deux

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

There’s this stranger who yells at noisy kids, shakes his fists at speeders in the neighborhood, glares at youngsters who thump the subwoofers in …

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