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A chuckle or two about money

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:45 p.m.

As one man said to me last week, “I can’t believe it, the year is almost done already.” As they say, time waits for no man. Labor Day marks the official end of summer. Students will be back in school and parents will be back at work. …

Something to think about UPDATED

Monday, September 14, 2015 2:13 p.m.

Musings while mopping on a rainy Sunday afternoon:

Have you read the one abou-zzzzzzzzzzz

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I saw a link on Facebook the other day that made me laugh: “Reading can reduce insomnia”.

Home Sweet Homestead: An ode to Fred the hen

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:56 p.m.

A man on a gravel road in Lebanon woke up early, fired up the riding lawn mower and set to work cutting his lawn. He’s mowed this lawn for 30- …

Have you read the one abou-zzzzzzzzzzz

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I saw a link on Facebook the other day that made me laugh: “Reading can reduce insomnia.”

Fanfare for the Common Man: Loving me some boiled peanuts

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 10:12 a.m.

I’m loving me some boiled peanuts.

Wallace on Faith: Confession key to healing

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 10:08 a.m.

Before I begin this week’s column on the praying faith, I want to take time to thank the staff at The Berkeley Independent for allowing me to write this column every week. As a former journalism major, the love of writing has always been close to my heart, therefore, I am very appreciative to be able to share with you my thoughts on …

The heat is bringing out the crazy

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I’m working on a theory: People have always been crazy, we just haven’t known about it. With today’s 24-hour news cycle, every nutty thing we do is public knowledge. (I’ve always liked this saying: “Live as if every single thing you do will someday be known. Because it will be.”)

Things I’ve learned from Twitter

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 9:58 a.m.

I have embraced Tweet-dom of late.

Wise Words: The Ashley Madison.com Tragedy and its lessons

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:06 a.m.

Some columns I write are a breeze. They are enjoyable to write and you know people are going to enjoy reading what you have written.

The heat is bringing out the crazy

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I’m working on a theory: People have always been crazy, we just haven’t known about it. With today’s 24-hour news cycle, every …

Smith Says: A slave to stuff

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

How often do you purge? You know, when you grab a trash bag and run through the house tossing in anything that doesn’t breathe.

They’re watching

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Do you ever get the feeling, creeping like the itsy-bitsy spider climbing up the waterspout of the back of your neck, that somebody is watching you? …

A splash of color in a world of gray

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:52 p.m.

This is not your typical front page news story, above the fold, which is where I wish this could go.

Smith Says: Hold the heat, please

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:52 p.m.

Last month, an appellate court in New Jersey decreed that a man who was burned while praying over his fajitas could not sue the Applebee’s that served him the piping-hot platter.

Wise Words: Dumb things we think or say about school

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:51 p.m.

It’s back to school time again. Some people are excited, some are nervous and some just wish they didn’t have to go back. School is a lot of fun for some people. Others just endure it. But however you feel about school, it is one of the best experiences you can have.

It’s hot

Monday, August 10, 2015 2:35 p.m.

It’s hot.

Smith Says: A fond farewell to Miss Jimmie UPDATED

Monday, August 10, 2015 2:18 p.m.

The world is a little dimmer now.

Wise Words: Discipline and a change of mind can help you to overcome

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:23 p.m.

Good health is a wonderful thing to have. To be able to do the things you want to do without the undue restraints of physical limitations brought on by ill health is a priceless gift.

No frog princes here

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:42 p.m.

There are two kinds of people: Those who hate snakes, and those who don’t.

It’s all about the donkey cheese

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:37 p.m.

Donkey Cheese.

It’s all about the donkey cheese

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:43 p.m.

Donkey Cheese.

Dan’s Fee-Fi-Phobias

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I don’t like heights.

Where am I?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:46 a.m.

Raise your hand if you’re lost. What? Me, too!

Where am I?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:15 p.m.

Raise your hand if you’re lost. What? Me, too!

Wise Words: Can we live without absolutes?

Monday, July 20, 2015 4:51 p.m.

The world in which we live today is quickly being redefined. It’s not just being redefined by the medical, technological or scientific breakthrough of our times, but unfortunately by man’s inhumanity to man. Over the past few months we have seen horrific murders taken place both in our localities and across the world. Life is not …

Living longer and enjoying it

Monday, July 20, 2015 4:58 p.m.

My family is always tossing around pearls of wisdom. At my high school graduation Uncle Charles announced, “After you turn fitty, it’s all doctors, all the time. Enjoy your health, gal.”

Why I voted against removing the Confederate flag

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:01 a.m.

With all activity in the last few days, I feel compelled to offer the following information to explain why I voted against removing the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.

Legislative report: Budget passed, Confederate flag comes down

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:14 p.m.

If you have been following the local and national news this week, you have seen South Carolina being focused on for several reasons. In addition to the funerals of the Emanuel AME Church members, charges brought on Dylann Roof, and plane crashes in Berkeley County, the South Carolina Senate and House addressed the budget vetoes and the Confederate …

Julie and her new purse UPDATED

Monday, July 13, 2015 11:48 a.m.

My purse never ceases to startle me. It’s like “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”: I’m not sure what it contains, but hopefully the contents are worth the fight.

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