Well that was embarrassing!

Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 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.

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!)

Headache? Try this ...

Wednesday, March 12, 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.)

What we learned from the ice

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

The only thing more fun than being trapped indoors during the 2014 Ice Festival was being trapped indoors without electricity, running water, wine or chocolate.

Can you repeat that?

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

If you’re around me for longer than 15 minutes, you’ll notice I say “What?” a lot. Also, “Excuse me?” or “Pardon” or “Huh?” As a last resort I say, “I wear two hearing aids and it sounds like you’re asking me to feed your hamster in Fuji.”

Excuse me?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:01 a.m.

If you’re around me for longer than 15 minutes, you’ll notice I say “What?” a lot. Also, “Excuse me?” or “Pardon” or “Huh?” As a last resort I say, “I wear two hearing aids and it sounds like you’re asking me to feed your hamster in Fuji.”

Julie’s column of quotes (and movies)

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

Sometimes when I sit down to open a vein — I mean, write a column — my mind is skittering all over the place and I can’t decide on a topic. So today you get mind skitter stuff.

Good quotes and bad movies

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Sometimes when I sit down to open a vein—I mean, write a column—my mind is skittering all over the place and I can’t decide on a topic. So today you get mind skitter stuff.

Random thoughts from Julie

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Random thoughts while trying to select new bathroom wallpaper and feeling stabby:

Julie’s ‘Peaceable Kingdom’

Thursday, January 23, 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 …

The gang at Crazy Acres

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. …

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 – and successful – day

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 3:18 p.m.

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

A long day at the hospital

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:36 p.m.

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

Celebrate the day your way

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 11:14 p.m.

Yo, ho, here’s Christmas! I hope your day is filled with joy. Whether you woke up surrounded by people or with a cat purring on your chest, please know that you are loved.

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 …

Christmas Memories

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:08 p.m.

I love Christmas. It’s the shopping and the crowds and the stress that set my teeth on edge.

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.”

I bet you didn’t know that!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 11:34 a.m.

By Julie Smith

I’m thankful

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 6:35 p.m.

Thanksgiving is almost upon us. I could fill this space with last-minute, delicious recipes for your holiday table, but we’d all die laughing at that. (My favorite collection of recipes is Peg Bracken’s “I Hate to Cook Book.”)

Television in 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:51 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: 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.)

In the news ...

Friday, November 15, 2013 12:51 p.m.

When I can’t sleep I track the news, which is why today I can offer you some incredibly dumb developments in the world. (I’m sure Miley Cyrus stuck her tongue out and Obamacare is still broken, but Ima let those slide.)

In the news ...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:51 a.m.

When I can’t sleep I track the news, which is why today I can offer you some incredibly dumb developments in the world. (I’m sure Miley Cyrus stuck her tongue out and Obamacare is still broken, but Ima let those slide.)

Happy 85th

Thursday, November 7, 2013 2:22 p.m.

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.

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?

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