Weird, wild stuff

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:24 a.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.

I need a sign

Monday, August 25, 2014 12:01 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.

We all have our little quirks

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:18 a.m.

Isnít it funny how we obsess over the little things?

A slow hand

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:17 a.m.

I was lamenting timeís passage the other day in a Facebook post, about how a person seems to have all the time in the world when he has 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 and before you know it, your timeís up, sheís …

At least Iíve never been skunked

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:50 p.m.

Iím clumsy. Awkward. A klutz. Always have been.

On hunting Ďthingiesí

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:50 p.m.

It is well documented that I am not a handyman.

It is so hot ...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 8:17 a.m.

I hate heat, so this is not my favorite season. Actually, in South Carolina we have only two seasons: Hot, and Christmas. Itís not Christmas.

An Administrivianís rant

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 8:16 a.m.

Cue the 2001 Space Odyssey theme.

No more horsing around

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:52 a.m.

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

Taking this lying down

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:52 a.m.

The defiant cry of outrage, ďIím not going to take this lying down!Ē you all have heard before.

Technology: I still donít get it

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:09 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 10:10 a.m.

I have to stop watching HGTV. Itís giving me a complex.

Time to shed a tear

Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:50 a.m.

Never let it be said that Iím not a sentimental guy.

Dear Mikey Ö

Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:51 a.m.

Dear Mikey,

Summer clothes and flip flops

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:02 a.m.

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

ĎBuy the shoesí

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:04 a.m.

Sometimes you just need to buy the shoes.

Confessions of a ĎCluttererí

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:06 p.m.

Iíve got something of a problem.

Are we immune to vulgarity?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:07 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?

An Aqua Velva Man

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:30 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.

Welcome to Crazy Acres

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:31 a.m.

Thereís never a dull moment at Crazy Acres.

If I were a soda, Iíd be root beer

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:50 a.m.

Thanks to Facebook, I know now which Brady Bunch kid Iíd be, what kind of dog I am and how long I would survive a zombie apocalypse. (Jan, beagle and foreverómy husband is handy with a shotgun, and I swing a mean cast iron skillet. I think weíd be OK. You thought I was going to say I donít believe in zombies, didnít you?)

Road signs

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:49 a.m.

I drive a lot between here and Atlanta, sometimes twice in a month.

My first Fanfare: An Ode to Jeffrey

Monday, June 2, 2014 11:18 p.m.

This is an update on my very first Fanfare for the Common Man column titled ďAn Ode to Jeffrey.Ē

ĎPerfect for us Öí

Monday, June 2, 2014 11:19 p.m.

Iíd like to thank all who have written, called, visited, emailed and texted since my motherís death. Youíve soothed me and made me remember the good times. Some of you posed interesting questions. So, here are the answers ó and a few memories you might enjoy.

In the news ...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:02 p.m.

A look at some news ó recent and not so much ó that made me shake my headÖ

Fanfare for the Common Man: Stupid things Iíve done

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 3:45 p.m.

Itís a sad statement about a manís life when he has a Top Five List of Stupid Things Heís Done.

Requiem for a Big Manís lawn chair

Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:46 p.m.

You might notice I no longer sit while covering sporting events.

I love you, Mother

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:41 p.m.

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

Fanfare for the Common Man: Mac Daddy McGuyver

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:40 p.m.

I got my hand stuck in my guitar.

Men: At least they smell nice

Friday, May 9, 2014 3:16 p.m.

I love my husband, and he loves me. But there are things about himóand men in generalóthat leave me stumped.

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