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Sometimes You Just Gotta Hug a Tree

* This is a repost from Earth Day 2013. Just in case you missed it! And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. ~ William … Continue reading

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Column for Thursday, April 17th

Here’s my newspaper column for today: “Kindergarten registration brings back childhood memories” Hope y’all enjoy!

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Column for April 10th: “Upcountry a treasure trove of rich Cherokee history”

Did you know that one of the most powerful native tribes in North America once made its home in the Upstate of South Carolina? I became entranced by the history and culture of the Cherokee Indians as a child, and … Continue reading

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New Column: “Got spring fever? Head out to the woods”

My newest newspaper column is up. Find it here. This one’s about spring fever, hiking, family life, and Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. Hope you enjoy!

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Book Talk on Sunday, Mar. 30th in Mountain Rest

Happy Friday, all! I’m getting excited about my Book Talk on Sunday at the Mountain Lake Grill in beautiful Mountain Rest, South Carolina. I’ll be chatting with guests about Keowee Valley and its Cherokee background, which is especially fun for … Continue reading

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My Column for March 27, 2014 – “Spring cleaning means sharing books”

For a peak at today’s newspaper column, “Spring cleaning means sharing books,” go here. Anybody else have a book problem? Or dreams of a fantasy library? Or, for that matter, a spouse who makes you give away your books?

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Newspaper Column for Mar. 20, 2014: “To ma’am or not to ma’am?”

Hi, all! Here’s the link to my newest column in The Greenville News, “To ma’am or not to ma’am.” I’m interested in how y’all were raised. Did you say “ma’am” and “sir” growing up? Did or do you teach your … Continue reading

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Link to Newspaper Column for March 13, 2014

Hi, all. Here’s the link to my newest column, “Mom doesn’t feel much like springing foward.” Basically, Daylight Savings Time did a number on me, my girls, and my dog. Enjoy!    

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Q&A at Let Them Read Books

Hi, folks! There’s a brand new Q&A with me and blogger Jenny Q. over at her fabulous book blog, “Let Them Read Books.” In it, we talk about Keowee Valley, Quinn and Jack, the South Carolina frontier and the challenges … Continue reading

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Newspaper Column for Mar. 6th – “Well Done, Sister Suffragette!”

  My newest newspaper column is up at The Greenville News! I’m particularly proud of this one, which celebrates Women’s History Month, Mary Poppins, and the suffragettes. I hope you enjoy it. And if you do, I hope you’ll share! … Continue reading

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