The grinch who stole Valentine's Day UPDATED

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 10:10 a.m.

The “month of love” seems all but that to this February Scrooge. I become a person foreign to its own soul. A Cupid Grinch. It would suffice me just fine if cupid remained a concrete frieze smiling down at tourists from cold, stone buildings.

Duck Dynasty - Duh, it’s a reality show, I knew it was going to be controversial UPDATED

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 1:54 p.m.

If it quacks like a duck – you know the rest. Opinions, yada yada yada... we all have them, hence this blog.

Miley Cyrus has gone to the ducks, tweak it..twerk it UPDATED

Saturday, February 8, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Ok, so what do Miley Cyrus and ducks have in common? After observing people versus my pond this week, I conclude ďAFLAC-ing lotĒ.

Now standing between a hungry coyote and itís breakfast

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 9:47 a.m.

This blog was done..albeit a few skim overs and ready to submit on Friday morning. My eyes were tired slits when I got up and walked away from the computer Thursday night without saving it.

A Charleston holiday: Balmy weather and ďA Christmas Carolí UPDATED

Thursday, December 19, 2013 9:40 a.m.

Winter in Charleston. Gotta love it. Iím wearing flip flops in December and my A/C is running.

My favorite poet shows that Thanksgiving warms the heart the same as almost 200 years ago

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 12:50 p.m.

John Greenleaf Whittier — Extracts from The Pumpkin ca. 1844

Catch an adventure anytime you fish

Sunday, October 13, 2013 7:18 a.m.

Thank god for the sun peeping thorugh this week. Like everything on my back porch, I felt swampy and moldy. I cautiously opened the patio storage …

Come hell, high water and even reality TV, Charleston survives UPDATED

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 3:12 p.m.

There’s no denying that visitors to Charleston embrace all that the Holy City has to offer: its grandeur and allure, its antiquity, the arts district and restaurants with our James Beard award winning chefs. Yet packed horse drawn carriage tours narrated with tantalizing tales of Charleston’s lurid past are indicative that visitors …

Moving week and she/it happens UPDATED

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:48 p.m.

There are always issues with moving, aren’t there? I filled myself with coffee, encouragement and positive attitudes in the mornings, but …

Some things you just can’t tweet

Monday, May 13, 2013 9:28 a.m.

Tweet, synopsis, brief bio, snippet, the words terrify me. Try as I may to keep up with the pace of technology, I just can’t reduce my …

Beach sunrise a beautiful start to the day

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:00 a.m.

I was flying out of the door with a backwards glance at the clock. Darn, forgot my “Go to heck hat.” Oh well. Some things God is a …

Look out for pop-up trees

Monday, April 1, 2013 8:41 a.m.

God-smacked, karma, entertaining the angels, dancing with the devil, Murphy’s law. Call it what you will, I call it typical.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:29 p.m.

God-smacked, karma, entertaining the angels, dancing with the devil, Murphy's law. Call it what you will, I call it typical. …

St. Patty's Day UPDATED

Thursday, March 14, 2013 8:47 a.m.

You don't have to be Irish to enjoy the bevy of green culture this weekend. Downtown Charleston is the place to be to kick off the St. Patricks Day …

Kick The Bucket List UPDATED

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 1:48 p.m.

I spent years, almost a decade researching my family's genealogy. I was almost back to Jesus when reality, cold and stark confronted me. The one fact …

A Little Ass of Mine UPDATED

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:04 a.m.

You tell someone that your write, they immediately get this hypnotic zen look in their eyes. Possibly imagining cozy little writing nooks with …


Monday, February 11, 2013 12:09 p.m.

I am a card holding, hopeless romantic. I've pressed hearts into sandwich bread, squirted letters with perfume and made a Valentine message candy …

Soul Siesta's UPDATED

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 10:14 a.m.

Somewhere along the way, my knack for napping vanished. In fact, the last nap good nap I took, I lost a gall bladder. …

Civil Unrest, Radical Parties UPDATED

Monday, January 28, 2013 8:52 a.m.

I believe the current tone of our nation was first breathed into existence with the exhalation of the phrase "politically correct." The parsing of …

Hall's Chophouse, my best meal ever! UPDATED

Monday, January 14, 2013 2:46 p.m.

Well, this column was initially going to be about my birthday night downtown Charleston. Within a half hour of entering 474 King Street, I realized …

Our Griswold Christmas Road Trips UPDATED

Monday, January 14, 2013 2:42 p.m.

Over the River and Through The Woods, To Grandmother's House We GoCar serviced, gassed up and packed, Christmas presents tidily stacked in rear, …

Some things are just gender specific, Period UPDATED

Monday, January 14, 2013 2:49 p.m.

I toyed with the idea of writing this for a few days. A little voice in the back of my head nagged "You will never write in this town again" Obviously I didn't listen. Now, if that voice would have said, "You will never write for money in this town again, well..that's a whole new ballgame. Anyway, it's all in jest.It all started this past weekend. …

Charleston Stage Presents "A Christmas Story" UPDATED

Monday, January 14, 2013 2:37 p.m.

I believe it was in September when I received the glossy card stock mailer from Charleston Stage. I scanned it quickly and then did an audible …

Let's Talk Turkey UPDATED

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 12:01 a.m.

Well, it's on. I spied with my eye.... the first grocery store kiosk of Butterball turkeys. I have a love/hate relationship with the sacrificial …

The Offense of Defense UPDATED

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 12:01 a.m.

Assumptions, Vagueness, Presumptions. Are we are drifting from the era of politically correct to the broader axiom of presumptuously correct? Take …

Charleston Stage presents "Nevermore" Edgar Allan Poe UPDATED

Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:01 a.m.

A gentle breeze wafted the succulent aromas down East Bay Street and straight into Don's flaring nose. He had one thing on his mind at the time. …

Carve Out Memories, Boo's and Ghouls! UPDATED

Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:01 a.m.

Charleston, what a wonderfully eerie city for Halloween. Moss hangs like phantom apparitions from creeping old oaks, bones of twisted hurricane …

Does Charleston Have A Fall? UPDATED

Friday, October 12, 2012 12:01 a.m.

October 1st in Charleston. I came in from an evening walk sporting 50 shades of sweat. My head looked like an afro tribute to the Jackson Five band …

Don't stop the bus! UPDATED

Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:01 a.m.

There's a world empty and void of NO's. A place where I'll succeed because I never knew that I couldn't. But.... I have to run ahead of the crowd or …

Fish Aren't Predjudiced UPDATED

Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:01 a.m.

We spent a day pier fishing at Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park recently. We noticed a man that tirelessly worked the pier up and down with this rods. Each time he passed by us he was expectantly optimistic that the ~tide would change~ any second. But hours into in, he had only caught a few tiny pin fish. "They are going to start biting anytime," he …

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On Vacation Ė Fredericksburg, Texas

Wednesday, April 16, 9:52 a.m.

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