Entries by Sallie

Forbidden Fruit

Tell us we can’t have it and we want it. Badly. That’s human nature. We’ll stand in long lines to get our hands on it, whatever it is.  We want it whether or not we need it. We want to know what the fuss is all about and we certainly don’t want our wishes dictated by […]

It’s Common Knowledge.  I’m a Tramp.

Rogers and Hart nailed me long ago when they wrote “The Lady is a Tramp.”  The defining lyrics are: “She gets too hungry for dinner at eight.”   If dinner’s at eight, I’ll either be over-wined or half asleep. Appetite long since gone. Hence, my full-fledged tramp status. Even though I’m one of them, I’ve always […]

It’s Good To Have Friends.

And it’s great to have younger friends.  With age may come wisdom, but the younger set often knows stuff that we don’t.  To wit: Last week’s blog referred to the 420 blogs that we’ve published.  For me, 420 is just a number.  A good, true and factual number, but a number, just the same. For […]

Eight Years, Four Hundred and Twenty Posts….

And counting, I hope. Who wouldda thunk it?  Life on the May, aka this little blog, has been around for eight years!  When anyone asks what I write about, I still say “nothing.”   And I still get blank stares.  And most likely, no new readers.  After all, who wants to read about “nothing?” Well, happily, […]


When a hurricane is headed our way, we do our best to be ready.  We stock up.  We lash down.  We board up.  We hunker down.  We gas up and occasionally run to higher ground. We drink. But when push comes to shove and that sucker comes ashore….which it inevitably  will ….we’re still at the […]

In Search of Our Third Booster.

Will it ever end?  Will we forever be in search of a vaccine for the latest Covid variant? We clearly don’t know but, in the meantime, we do what we think is best.  A sore arm is but a mere pittance in the face of the alternative. With all that in mind, we called our […]

Scabs and Splinters and Zits. Oh, My!

When the children were growing up, scabs, zits and splinters were common afflictions. I wasn’t keen on the scabs or the zits but, oh, those splinters.  I always figured the zits would dry up and the scabs would fall off but splinters needed attention.  Further, they needed MY attention and they needed it right now. […]

What a Woman!

Indeed she was. Queen Elizabeth II of The United Kingdom! Few would disagree. And now we watch as The U.K. makes the orderly transition to King Charles, the III. We follow the pomp and circumstance.  The pageantry, the horses, the trumpets, the wigs!  The furs, the helmets, the capes and flags! It’s not our custom but […]

Gather Ye Scarabs While Ye May.

A bit like rosebuds, scarabs have faded on the vine. And in popularity.  They’re currently and ignobly pegged as “vintage and/or “estate.”  Neither term bodes well for longevity.  Or further production. So Carpe Diem.  Time’s a wastin’.  Get’em while you can.  If you’re under forty….or fifty… you may not know what a scarab is.  And, […]

Where is “Grace?”

Where did she go?  She was here just moments ago.  She was sharing her life story with us.  And what a life she’s led.  My, oh my!  The people she’s known, the places she’s been, and, of course, the money she’s made.  All of that has made her, at least in her opinion, the most […]

Dear Dr. Rushdie:

First, let me say I sincerely hope you’re continuing to recover from the atrocious attack on your life. We know you’ve lived your life on the edge.  You’re accustomed to disagreement and the potential for danger, wherever you go. With that in mind, I wouldn’t have been surprised if this had happened in a third […]

Why? I Ask.

This is a picture of a catalytic converter: This is a headline in our little paper earlier this week: Why? I’d like to ask the robbers.  Why do you want more than one catalytic converter?  Even if you really want more than one, why go to the trouble and risk of stealing it/them? And then […]

The Six “P”s of Success.

They are: “Proper Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.”  It’s a good motto in general and, seemingly, should be just that much more important to those with murder on their minds. Many of us, here on Hilton Head, live in “gated communities.” To visit, you need a pass, requested by a resident and then given to […]

How Sweet “IT” Is.

“IT” is an old movie, made in 1988, directed by Woody Allen, and titled “Another Woman.” It’s classic Woody Allen.  All those glorious shots of New York City, fabulous music, and actors we’ve long admired. Gina Rowlands stars, supported by Blythe Danner, Gene Hackman, and, of course, Mia Farrow! Beautiful people in beautiful roles. The story […]

Geez Louise, Beez.

Didn’t your mother tell you to measure twice and cut once? Maybe you just forgot that.  But here you are now, with a boat too big to leave its port.  And the good people of Rotterdam have decided not to dismantle their sweet little iconic bridge for you. Which, unfortunately, is the only way you and your […]