Dinner Is Served

Dinner Is Served

So few consumer goods live up to expectations. The Thigh Master failed to master my thighs; they’re still large and in charge. Drinking Smart Water didn’t make me any better at Jeopardy, and let’s not even discuss the so-called Miracle Breast Enhancement Pills. Thus...
Short Takes: June/July 2017

Short Takes: June/July 2017

  Berry Picking Season There’s nothing quite like wandering a farm under a warm sun, filling a basket with a berries fresh from the vine. Looking for a nearby “you pick ‘em” place? Here are a few options. Gurosick Berry Plantation This North Augusta farm allows...
Drat! I Can’t Wear Hats

Drat! I Can’t Wear Hats

Thoreau said, “Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.” I, on the other hand, avoid any enterprise that requires a new hat.  Some women look adorable in hats, batting their eyelashes coquettishly under the brim. I look as if I’m balancing either a pizza...
Short Takes: May 2017

Short Takes: May 2017

  Pendleton King Park Plant Sale Stock your garden on May 6 at the Pendleton King Park Plant Sale in the Franke Pavilion at 9 am. You can trade, buy, or sell plants. All participants looking to swap or sell are asked to bring identifying information for their...
Lessons in Defensive Driving

Lessons in Defensive Driving

I’m a bad driver. It took me three times to pass the driver’s test. On my first try, I ran through a flashing red light. The flashing befuddled me. If I was supposed to stop, shouldn’t it have stayed a steady red?    The second time I took the test was much worse....