Ramblings from Julie

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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

Scrumptious outtakes

Friday, September 26, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Itís no small matter to invite 1,000 people to stroll through your home, so Scrumptious Kitchen Tour hosts are much appreciated.

Mayor outlines budget plans

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:01 a.m.

One of my tasks as mayor is to develop a balanced budget each year. The townís proposed budget for next year will be presented for first reading at …

Random thoughts

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:30 p.m.

Random thoughts while folding laundry and wondering if we will all mildew before the rain stops. (This being South Carolina, and this being written a …

Brollies and bumbershoots UPDATED

Friday, September 19, 2014 1:10 a.m.

Umbrellas have been a bane of my existence since my first pink parasol. It was part of a precious spring ensemble when I was five and came with a …

I havenít owned a normal dog yet

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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

Kudos to Kitchen Tour volunteers

Friday, September 12, 2014 12:01 a.m.

When Marlena Myers, chair and guiding spirit for Summervilleís Scrumptious Kitchen Tour, knocked on Jane Askelandís door a few seasons ago and asked …

Marilynís placeÖ

Friday, September 12, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Around this time of year I get the hankering to head for the hills Ė the North Carolina Mountains, actually Ė and this year the itch is coming on …

The friendly skies?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:01 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 …

In the kitchen with Mike

Friday, September 5, 2014 10:45 a.m.

One of the best cooks in our family is our son-in-law Mike Gatch, a gifted musician as well as a kitchen guru, who cooked up a luscious Labor Day …

Enemy Mine

Friday, September 5, 2014 12:01 p.m.

I can see him just out of the corner of my eye. Felt him first, even as he scampered mindlessly across the back of my hand. Heís waving at me now, …

Thoughts on dancing

Thursday, September 4, 2014 3:28 p.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 …

Queen for a day

Friday, August 29, 2014 10:01 a.m.

I can claim royal blood for my family. It goes back through British history. Not 400 years maybe Ė but a tenth of that. And itís inherited in a …

Dixieís Story

Friday, August 29, 2014 12:01 a.m.

This is Dixie. She lives with my in-laws. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at lunch time, Dixie was fine, barking from outside, at the ladies visiting my mother-in- …

Signs, signs ...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:46 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.

Weird, wild stuff

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:23 p.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.

From the mayorís desk

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:01 a.m.

My wife, Margaret, and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with a Seine River cruise in France earlier this month. We booked it a year ago and …

Lowcountry Riffs

Friday, August 22, 2014 12:01 a.m.

So I received this nondescript little package in the mail the other day ó looked sort of like yet another credit card offer.

We all have our little quirks ...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Isnít it funny how we obsess over the little things?

I want a clock with a slow hand

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

I was lamenting timeís passage the other day in a Facebook post, about how you seem to have all the time in the world when thereís 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 ďwicked temptressĒ of the Old Testament, is the perfect name for a traditional southern sauce thatís a blend of sweetness and spicy …

At least Iíve never been skunked

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

Iím 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 Iíd ever heard of something called ďPig Latin.Ē

Itís time

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

Itís 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 ďolden daysĒ 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 Mayorís 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 …

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