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New column: “Historic preservation is at the heart of a strong community”

Hi, all! My column this in The Greenville News week focuses on National Historic Preservation Month, and protecting our shared past. I hope you’ll take a look here.  

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Interview with Connie May Fowler, author of “A Million Fragile Bones”

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing bestselling author Connie May Fowler for the Spring 2017 Issue of Appalachian Heritage magazine. Fowler’s new environmental memoir, A Million Fragile Bones, was published last month from Twisted Road Publications. A Million Fragile … Continue reading

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New column: “‘Motherhood is an act of infinite optimism’”

My newspaper column this week is all about the moms. And how I had to extract a seed from my child’s ear last week. And quotes from the funniest moms in America. And more. Happy Mother’s Day to all the … Continue reading

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New column: “Ours is a collective heart”

Recently, I had the honor of being asked to speak to the United Methodist Women’s group at the church where I grew up, in Greenville, South Carolina. It was a wonderful night, to say the least … but beforehand, I … Continue reading

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New column: “End of semester crunch time”

It’s that time of year: crunch time for teachers, students, and parents. And I am buried beneath a pile of papers. Help! Kidding. Only a little. That and more in my column this week in The Greenville News. To read, … Continue reading

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New column: “Find that special spot wherever you are”

There are cool little places, and new things to do, wherever we are. Let’s go on an adventure! That’s my column today in The Greenville News. To read it, click here.

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New column: “The power of our places”

Saturday is Earth Day, and I love the Earth. In fact, it’s difficult for me to really express how much I love and need the natural world–how much my “places” mean to me and my family. Never have our national … Continue reading

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New column: “Easter makes a promise to all of us”

There is so much about Easter that changes for me, year after year, depending on where I am in my life, on my own faith “hike,” or how I feel about the world. But one that never changes is the … Continue reading

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New column: “Teaming up with my husband for a Whole30 challenge”

Hi, friends. So, my husband and I have been doing this “eating plan,” as like to call it–because I refuse to use the word “diet” around my daughters–since March 15th. Perhaps you’ve heard of Whole30? Okay, so I made my … Continue reading

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New event in Greenville, South Carolina – May 2, 2017

Hi, all. I’m thrilled to announce that on May 2nd, I’ll be speaking at the Mother/Daughter/Sister/Friend Banquet at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Greenville, South Carolina. Hosted by the United Methodist Women, our theme will be “We Are All Sisters!” … Continue reading

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