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New column: “Life–and parenthood–is bittersweet”

My column this week in The Greenville News is about the bittersweet experience of taking my older daughter to camp, among other things. Sure hope y’all enjoy! To read, click here.

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New column: “We should all enjoy the tastes of summer”

Hi, all! My column this week in The Greenville News is all about the scrumptious, seasonal, fresh food of summer. I hope you enjoy–and that you’re hungry. To read, click here.

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New column: “Why we put out our flags”

My column over the Fourth of July/ Independence Day week was about all the many, and different, reasons we Americans put out our flags. I tried to post it last week, but was at a mountain lake with spotty Internet … Continue reading

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New column: “Birthdays”

My column this week in The Greenville News is all about birthdays, aging, being willing to play, and my husband. I hope y’all enjoy!¬†And I hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday. Hooray for Independence! To … Continue reading

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I’ve joined Instagram!

Well, I did it. I bit the bullet. Leapt atop the bandwagon. I’m now on Instagram. My handle is thewritingscott. I’ll be posted pics of my life, work, books, mountains, family, and anything that honestly strikes my creative fancy. If … Continue reading

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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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