Another profile in courage

Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:14 p.m.

In speaking of the Pulitzer Prize winning book Profiles in Courage by the late President John F. Kennedy, Fr. Dennis Hadberg said the work mentioned such well-known and notable people as John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster and Sam Houston.

Housework: Ugh.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:42 p.m.

I have so many blessings, it’s a crime to complain. So I won’t. Except for one… leetle… thing.

A sticky situation recalled

Sunday, May 18, 2014 12:22 p.m.

I got my hand stuck in my guitar.

They plan what?

Friday, May 16, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I know about Wedding Planners. They even made a movie about one of them.

I love you, Mother

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:29 p.m.

My mother had a small head. I know that because I’m wearing her floppy sun hat. I’m wearing her floppy sun hat because she left it to me when she …

Tasty tours

Thursday, May 8, 2014 2:02 p.m.

It’s a universal truth that whenever we gather socially, food is a big part of the celebration – and that celebration’s success.

It’s a good thing they smell nice ...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:47 p.m.

I love my husband, and he loves me. But there are things about him—and men in general—that leave me stumped.

Up, up and away UPDATED

Friday, May 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Traveling from the Low Country to the High Country has wonderful benefits – especially in the spring or fall.

The joys of ‘Insanity’ UPDATED

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

I like to think of myself as a dedicated runner. I also like to think of myself as a six-foot tall redheaded showgirl, so we can see where this is going.

From the Mayor’s Desk UPDATED

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:01 a.m.

With the nasty weather we've been having it is hard to believe it's Spring. This is the season when Summerville is at its most spectacular. Dogwoods, azaleas, Japanese tulips and wisteria create a blooming showplace. Those of us who live here sometimes forget what a garden spot we inhabit.

Life’s most embarrassing moments … UPDATED

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:15 a.m.

There are two things I fear: 1) Dying and 2) Being embarrassed. And there’s a difference between looking foolish and feeling stupid.

Reflections on Lux, Sam, Chester and Mel Gibson UPDATED

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Heard about the cat in Oregon that terrorized his humans until they barricaded themselves into a bedroom?

Headache remedies from Julie

Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I have a headache. I never get headaches; in 53 years I’ve had maybe three. I just don’t get them. (My husband says I give them—hardeeharhar!)

‘Lieutenant Dan! You got legs!’

Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 a.m.

One day I’m going to write a book called “Things My Husband Says.” Chapters will be divided by topics, such as “Food,” “Wife’s Hair,” “Forrest Gump,” and “Best Friends” (which is not about me.)

Julie’s own ‘Peaceable Kingdom’

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Most of us have probably seen “The Peaceable Kingdom,” painted by 19th century American folk artist (and devout Quaker) Edward Hicks. He painted at …

A long day at the hospital

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 3:13 p.m.

Surgery is a funny thing. They put you to sleep, cut you open, sew you up and hold you hostage.

The Watts Line: A fond farewell to a much-loved career

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 7:10 a.m.

It occurred to me this past May, after a visit with my now 19-month-old granddaughter who is being held hostage by her parents in the far off land of Oregon, that if I wanted to spend more time with her, I’d have to be unemployed to do it.

INKLINGS: Possum Pasta and Oysters Roosevelt

Friday, January 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

By Barbara Lynch Hill

Twas the Day After Christmas

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 11:13 p.m.

Clement Clarke Moore wrote the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” in 1822. With Christmas morning in your rearview mirror, here’s my version. A “What If” take, such as What if Santa left one kid in all the world nothing but clothes under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning and this event was then memorialized in a poem?

INKLINGS: O Christmas Tree(s), O Christmas Tree(s) UPDATED

Friday, December 20, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Christmas trees were first used outdoors, history tells us, probably about 1,000 years ago in Northern Europe. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert popularized their use indoors in 1846. The trend swiftly spread to America’s east coast, because the sketch of the Royal Family surrounding a Christmas tree appeared in the widely circulated Illustrated …

Inklings: What’s in a name? UPDATED

Friday, December 13, 2013 12:01 a.m.

What’s in a name?

Eighteen things...huh? UPDATED

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 12:01 a.m.

There’s a fad going around Facebook (it may have played out by the time this goes to press.) Like most fads, it’s harmless: One of your FB friends assigns you a random number; whatever it is, you have to post that many facts about yourself, i.e., “Five Things Most People Don’t Know About Me.”

INKLINGS:What it isn’t, is turkey

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Yesterday was Turkey Day for most of us – or maybe ham. We’ll also enjoy these same entrées for a few more meals. Then before we know it, we’ll be doing it all over at Christmas. These are great meals. Many people, my husband included, probably enjoy cold turkey and dressing as much, if not more, than the original hot …

INKLINGS: What were you doing . . . UPDATED

Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Fifty years ago today? I was ironing. Of all the mundane things to be doing while the President of the United States was being shot!

Smith Says: Television in 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 9:30 p.m.

I’ve been thinking about TV a lot lately, mainly because I never watch it. Apparently that makes me strange. (Which surprises no-one.)

Smith says UPDATED

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Last week my mother turned 85. Not bad for a woman who thinks a balanced meal is a Little Debbie in each hand.

Eight ways from Thursday

Thursday, October 24, 2013 11:37 a.m.

This was the third year for the eight of us. But the adventure began six Octobers ago when my sister Cynthia first took me for an autumn weekend at her Virginia hideaway. Then came my daughters Cathy and Mary Clare. Soon thereafter, we were joined by daughter-in-law Amy and her mother Kathy. Two years ago we made it three generations by adding …

Julie longs for good old days UPDATED

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 11:52 a.m.

Remember the good old days, when kids fell off the monkey bars and nobody got sued?

Smith Says UPDATED

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:08 a.m.

Scenario: A lovely autumn day. Husband and wife are heading out to run errands. They switch the TV to Animal Planet for the dog, lock the door and go. As they walk down the steps, wife hands husband the car keys.WHY????Surveys show that when couples travel together, about 75 percent of the time hubby drives. Unless it’s my husband, who …

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