Monthly Archives: November 2014

New column: “Loving college football is a Southern family tradition”

Today’s new column in The Greenville News is all about Southerners’–and my–collective obsession with college football. This love has certainly changed over the years, from the time I was a kid tossing a football with my buddies in Clemson University’s … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s cold outside

It was 18 degrees in my little Western North Carolina town when I woke this morning. Not so unusual–if it were January. But it’s only mid-November. I’m curious about what the winter forecasters have to say about it. No doubt … Continue reading

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Today’s newspaper column: “Voting with your kids is always an adventure”

Hi, folks! Today’s column is up at The Greenville News, and it’s all about the joy of exercising your grand American right to vote. I joyfully exercised my right to vote with my 5 year-old and 17 month-old in tow. … Continue reading

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A song for Friday – “Walk Unafraid”

This cover of REM’s songĀ ”Walk Unafraid,” by the Swedish band First Aid Kit, has me longing to take to the hills this morning. It’s from the soundtrack to the upcoming movie Wild, based on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of hiking the … Continue reading

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Today’s newspaper column: “Stuff of our lives was once contained in writing letters”

Today’s new column in The Greenville News is all about letter writing, written correspondence, and what–perhaps–we’ve lost. Remember writing real letters, or passing notes in class? Remember WiteOut? Anyone? I’m not sure my current college students have even ever licked … Continue reading

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Rock the Vote, Y’all!

Exercising my right to vote since 1996. Rock the vote today, y’all!

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Welcome November

I know I’m three days late, but it’s difficult to believe it’s November. The view out my window has changed dramatically over the past few weeks: the poplar in my front yard has transitioned from green to gold, and now … Continue reading

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