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Today’s column: “Friendship is a labyrinth that’s hard to navigate”

Everywhere I look lately, people are talking about friendship: how to make new friends, how to maintain friendships in a busy world; how to deal with inevitable friendship woes–like being left out. So that’s the topic of my newspaper column … Continue reading

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New column: “Embrace the season and you’ll warm up winter”

Hi, folks. Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about the joys of winter. Really. To read, click here.

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The only New Year’s resolution that matters

Today’s column in The Greenville News is about the only New Year’s resolution I can think of that really matters. To read it, click here. I do hope y’all enjoy it! And if you do, I hope you won’t mind … Continue reading

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Catching Up: Newspaper Columns for Christmas & New Year’s

Happy New Year’s, you find people, you! As you recover from New Year’s Eve I hope you’ll put your feet up while you read today’s and last week’s columns in The Greenville News. (We were in colonial Williamsburg–more on this … Continue reading

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New column: “Christmas ornaments can tell the story of a life”

Every stood by your Christmas tree, looking at all the ornaments, and been besieged by memory? Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about those ornaments, and the stories they tell. I hope you enjoy, and if you do, … Continue reading

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Being an Adjunct Professor Isn’t for Sissies

This coming Fall (2015) will mark my 10th year teaching English at the small, private, liberal arts college in North Carolina that I love. I teach among colleagues and writers I like and admire. Every semester I devote my time, … Continue reading

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New column: “Watching kids might be the cure for the Christmas blues”

Hi, folks. Forgot to post the link to Thursday’s column. I blame it on Finals week at the College where I teach. Or the fact that my toddler’s only slept through the night twice in the past four months. This … Continue reading

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New column: “Choosing a Christmas tree takes time and a bit of magic”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about choosing the perfect Christmas tree. My family’s method involves a national forest, friends, our dog, and a bonfire. I’d love to hear about yours! To read, go here. P.S. The Fraser … Continue reading

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Twilight Tour: A Brevard Mountain Christmas Festival

Brevard, North Carolina, the little mountain town which I’m lucky enough to call home, is a fabulously quirky place. We have a festival for just about everything (not unlike Stars Hollow, for those of you who’reĀ Gilmore Girls fans). My very … Continue reading

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New column – “Thanksgiving a true, and unique, American tradition”

Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you all! I forgot to post this link to last week’s column in The Greenville News because I was way too busy eating chocolate silk pie–my favorite Thanksgiving dessert. I hope all of you had a … Continue reading

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