Newspaper Column

I write a weekly column for The Greenville News in Greenville, South Carolina. It’s a parenting/outdoor/general life column, and it appears every Thursday in the print version, and online some time each week. Honestly, you never know what it’ll be about, and I have a heckuva lot of fun writing it. I try to post links to each column here:

Note: While most are free, some links may expire without a newspaper subscription.

“There’s power in knowing who we really are” – September 10, 2015

“We share our lives by sharing our stories” – June 4, 2015

“It’s time for a technology break” – May 28, 2015

“Say ‘yes’ to summer adventures, big or small” – May 21, 2015

“Teacher appreciation” – May 14, 2015

“There’s nothing like the gift of a good dog” – May 7, 2015

“Celebrate Earth Day by reaffirming connections to each other” - April 22, 2015

“Anything you can do, I can do better” – April 2, 2015

“Spring cleaning ‘ain’t no joke’” – March 25, 2015

“Everyone has a forest. What’s yours?” – March 18, 2015

“Hot Springs is a road trip worth taking” – March 12, 2015

“As winter roars its last, hunker down with a good book” – March 5, 2015

“Please, never close school again” – February 26, 2015

“King’s ‘Letter’ holds lessons to remember” – February 19, 2015

“On Valentine’s Day, ‘All you need is love’” – February 12, 2015

“The family flu: This, too, shall pass — won’t it?” – February 5, 2015

“When you’re a parent, hits just keep on coming” – January 29, 2015

“Friendship is a labyrinth that’s hard to navigate” - January 22, 2015

“Embrace the season and you’ll warm up winter” – January 15, 2015

“The only New Year’s resolution that matters” – January 8, 2015

“As ’14 flees, we’ll take a cup of kindness” – January 1, 2015

“Actually, it’s the most exhausting time of the year” - December 25, 2014

“Christmas ornaments can tell the story of a life” - December 18, 2014

“Watching kids might be the cure for the Christmas blues” – December 11, 2014

“Choosing a Christmas tree takes time and a bit of magic” – December 4, 2014

“Thanksgiving a true, and unique, American tradition” – November 27, 2014

“Loving college football a Southern family tradition” – November 20, 2014

“Voting with your kids is always an adventure” – November 10, 2014

“Stuff of our lives was once contained in writing letters” – November 6, 2014

“And yes, everyone has a car story” - October 30, 2014

“In defense of homemade Halloween costumes” – October 9, 2014

“Worth the trip: Elk tailgating in the Cataloochee Valley” – October 2, 2014

“Fall, the most wonderful time of the year” – September 18, 2014

“Every girl needs a few good men in her life” – September 9, 2014

“It’s funny, the things that last” – September 4, 2014

“Tips for new college students and their parents” – August 28, 2014

“Sitting down with old friends is the only way to time travel” – August 21, 2014

“Put some of summer’s lazy pace into your fall” – August 14, 2014

“Secret way to get to the beach full of treasures” – August 7, 2014

“Find time for a family pilgrimage” - August 1, 2014

“Put down your phone, for the love of Pete” – July 24, 2014

“Your memories might not be your own” – July 18, 2014

“Independence should be celebrated long after the Fourth” – July 10, 2014

“Love for soccer is a calling card” – July 3, 2014

“Summer road trips are a rite of passage” – June 26, 2014

“Fathers can share important lessons with daughters” – June 19, 2014

“Summer can still be magic for young and old” – June 12, 2014

“Friendship is like a gemstone, rock-solid and beautiful” - June 5, 2014

“Camp counselor job nearly as tough as parenting” – May 29, 2014

“My favorite hiking spot: Black Balsam Knob” – May 22, 2014

“‘Pretty’ overlooks daughters’ true qualities” – May 15, 2014

“Moms create roadmaps for daughters’ lives” – May 8, 2014

“Friendships forged by childhood spring breaks” – May 1, 2014

“Back to school with a family a whole new ballgame” – Apr. 24, 2014

“Kindergarten registration brings back childhood memories” – Apr. 17, 2014

“Upcountry a treasure trove of rich Cherokee history” – Apr. 10, 2014

“Got spring fever? Head out to the woods” – Apr. 3, 2014

“Spring cleaning means sharing books” – Mar. 27, 2014

“To ma’am or not to ma’am” – Mar. 20, 2014

“Mom doesn’t much feel like springing forward” - Mar. 13, 2014

“For today’s daughters, ‘suffragette’ a strange idea” – Mar. 6, 2014

“The Big Snow of ’88 holds the record for memories” – Feb. 27, 2014

“Olympic TV ads hit home with moms and dads” – Feb. 20, 2014

“Those fridge magnets say more than you might think” – Feb. 13, 2014