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Show & Share Wednesday: What I’m Reading, Listening to, & Watching Now

Hi, friends! I sure hope y’all are hanging in there. Here we are, already in September, and our world has changed in ways not many of us (even those of us with very willing suspensions of disbelief) could have imagined. … Continue reading

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New favorite podcast: Hope Through History

I am listening to the podcast HOPE THROUGH HISTORY on my walks, in order to remind myself of the America I love and which is worth fighting for, but more for the reminder that there have been and will continue … Continue reading

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Small wonders

One of the small wonders of the pandemic–which resulted in us choosing virtual school for our daughters, ages 11 and 7–has been turning our dining room into a schoolroom. Because we were basically using it as storage (it’s a dark, … Continue reading

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What I’m reading now: House of Trelawney by Hannah Rothschild

I admit, I reached for this book because of its pretty, impish cover, which reminded me of my favorite adult coloring books. And the fact that I’ll read anything about a house. Wow, was there more. Here’s my brief take: … Continue reading

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Keowee Valley only 99 cents now through July 31st

Looking for a historical adventure to dive into this summer? Set in the gorgeous, wild, and dangerous Carolina backcountry in the years leading up to the American Revolution? Starring an audacious woman bound and determined to pilot her own life, … Continue reading

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Summer reading recommendation: “The Summer Set” by Aimee Agresti

I picked up The Summer Set by Aimee Agresti (Graydon House Books, 2020) on a whim, not knowing a thing about the author. The gorgeous cover–all summer night and twinkle lights–and the copy on the back cover, promising a cast … Continue reading

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“But bears it out even to the edge of doom”: or, Happy 16th Anniversary to Us

The first half of the title of this post is from William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 116.” Feels apropro for these wild and woolly times … and for marriage in general. Today is our 16th wedding anniversary. 16 years of marriage. 2 … Continue reading

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Essay: Motherhood is an Act of Infinite Optimism

Happy Mother’s Day, y’all! Here’s a gift from me to you: a link to the Mother’s Day newspaper column I wrote for Gannett in 2017. I hope it makes you laugh. Motherhood is “an act of infinite optimism” My eternal … Continue reading

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What I’m reading now: Late Migrations by Margaret Renkl

Hi, readerly folks. I’m an Instagram convert, and occasionally I talk there about the books I’m reading. Usually it’s a lovefest, because I just can’t stand NOT to share the stories which change me. Margaret Renkl’s debut book of essays, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Will Shakespeare … whoever you are

My apologies, dear friends and readers, for being so absent. I was not the most frequent of communicators before Covid-19 sent all our lives into a tailspin, and now, well … we all know what now is. My creative life … Continue reading

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