Author Archives: scout2011

New column: “Keepers”

My column this week in The Greenville News is, well, about my file cabinet. And what I found when I finally cleaned it out. To read, click here.

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New column: “Approaching June with realism and hope”

My column this week in The Greenville News is about my high hopes for June, despite the quicksilver month’s inevitable roadblocks. Ah, Summer: How to make reality line up with dream? To read, click here.

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New column: “Things to remember about the Pisgah National Forest”

My column this week in The Greenville News is filled with tips for those thinking about heading into the forest this summer. In my case, the Pisgah National Forest, which rims the town where I live: a mecca for hikers, … Continue reading

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New column: “Parenthood is a constant battle between holding on and letting go”

My column this week in The Greenville News was a doozy to write, mostly because I kept sniffling back the tears. It’s about bunkbeds, shared rooms, rocking chairs, and the brutal, beautiful life work of parenting. I hope y’all enjoy … Continue reading

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New column: “Road trip wisdom from a three-year-old”

Hi, all! My column this week in The Greenville News is all about road trips, the simple things, and the wisdom of three-year-olds. I hope you enjoy! To read, click here.  

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New column: “Spring is full of surprises”

This week’s new column in The Greenville News is about my late-to-the-party affection for Spring. To read, click here.

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Better link to this week’s column

Hi, folks! Here’s a better link to this week’s column about graduation, ceremony, and change. Hope y’all enjoy, and HAPPY WEEKEND! To read, click here.

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New column: “Graduation stirs many emotions”

This week’s column in The Greenville News is about graduation, ceremony–marking the moments in our lives–change, and moving on. To read, click here. (And sorry for the strange link: The newspaper usually puts it up online, but for some reason … Continue reading

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New column: “In praise of trees”

My column this week in The Greenville News is all about the trees. (With a little Mother’s Day thrown in.) Because I can’t get enough of them! To read, click here.

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New column: “One enchanted prom night”

If you didn’t know, it’s prom season. Ah, the memories. So that’s what my column is about this week in The Greenville News. There’s also a picture of my friends and me in our prom attire. Let’s all remember, it … Continue reading

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