Author Archives: scout2011

TWO spaces left at the Tinderbox Writers Retreat, March 15 – 19 on Sullivan’s Island

                                    I’m thrilled to be part of the Tinderbox Writers Retreat, March 15 – 19 on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. Thrilled to teach, … Continue reading

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New column: “Solitude can be a gift in today’s busy world”

Cripes, I almost forgot to post my newspaper column today! It’s been a week of random fevers, manic hand-washing, and sickness prevention in my house. This morning I stood in front of my college students and couldn’t even remember what … Continue reading

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New column: “‘Thank you’ notes, and the case for gentility”

Hi, all. My most recent newspaper column is about “thank you” notes, gentility, parenting, the modern world, and my being tired. (Just kidding about the last one. Or not.) I hope y’all enjoy it. To read, click here.

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Sullivan’s Island, here I come: Tinderbox Writers Retreat 2018

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be joining the Tinderbox Writers Workshops this Spring on beautiful Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, as a workshop leader. Founded by Kimberly Brock, author of The River Witch and Georgia Author of the Year 2013 … Continue reading

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New column: “Raising a sensitive child … when you’re a sensitive parent”

Parenting is not for sissies. Most especially when we see our own struggles manifest in the people we love most in the universe: our kids. So this, parenting, life, children, sensitivity, and more, in my¬†newspaper column¬†this week. I hope y’all … Continue reading

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New column: “Winter is a time to dream”

Winter is my favorite time to be a writer. As the winter landscape silvers and chills, my mind–and imagination–seem to open that much wider. So this, and more, in my newspaper column this week. To read, click here.

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New column: “Resolved: to recognize the reality of New Year’s resolutions”

For this week’s newspaper column, I give you a tongue-twister of a title. A column about New Year’s resolutions, and what they really are. Or something like that. (Please forgive me, we had a two-hour school delay today, and I’m … Continue reading

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New column: “Embrace the New Year not by forgetting, but by letting go”

Happy in-between time, everyone! I hope you’ll get a chance to enjoy this new column of mine by a roaring fire, a drink of your choice in hand. This week, I’m writing about New Year’s adages, the past, the future, … Continue reading

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New column: “‘Christmas time’s a comin’,” be open to revelation

This week in my newspaper column, I’m pondering on wonder, faith, doubt, and being open. I hope you’ll join me here. And may your days be merry and bright! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from my home to yours!

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New column: “‘Keep the change, ya filthy animal’”

Lately, I’ve been channeling the cranky old mobster from the film “Home Alone.” That and more in my most recent newspaper column. I sure hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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