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New column: “Goofy, scary, Halloween hijinks? No, thank you”

I’m a chicken. I don’t like to be scared. Watch a horror movie? Visit a haunted house? No, thank you. But it’s Halloween, or almost, so this newspaper column’s for those of you who do enjoy terror. And fright. And … Continue reading

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New column: “The not-so trivial pursuit of ‘useless knowledge’”

My newspaper column this week is about the interesting people born in, and events that occurred, over the years in October. What can I say? I am a pursuer of trivia. A keeper of “useless” knowledge. It’s fun to know … Continue reading

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New column: “Where have ‘social graces’ and ‘common courtesy’ gone?”

Lately, the world has felt more than a little bit mean. I miss social grace and common courtesy: the way we’re supposed to act towards each other, as fellow humans on this good earth. So that’s my newspaper column this … Continue reading

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New column: “How will you enjoy autumn’s ‘golden days’?”

Despite the fact that temperatures in even the mountain south remain in the 80s, it is officially fall. Autumn. The season of the year that holds the most gold. How will you enjoy these fall days? This, poetry, quotes, nature, … Continue reading

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New column: “As fall approaches, find a path and make it yours”

Fall is coming. As we find ourselves busier than ever, I want us to do one thing: To find a path, a trail, a walk down the block, and make it ours. To study the small stuff. To pay attention. … Continue reading

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New column: “Summer in the South makes a sound like nowhere else on earth”

Ah, the sounds of summer in the South! Crickets, cicadas, tree frogs, ocean waves, the thwap of a basketball on a concrete court, and so much more. All this in my newspaper column this week. I sure hope y’all enjoy … Continue reading

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New column: “It’s time to savor summer, even if it’s in small sips”

The Fourth of July has passed, and we have reached what I consider to be summer’s pinnacle. Its high point. This should be a marked moment–a time for consideration. This, and more, in my newspaper column this week. I sure … Continue reading

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New column: “30 ingredients for an old-fashioned summer”

Summer is coming! Let’s do it the old-fashioned way–with (mostly) free, simple pleasures for young and old. I’ve a bunch of ideas in this week’s newspaper column. Thirty, to be exact. Thanks for reading! To read, click here.

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TWO spaces left at the Tinderbox Writers Retreat, March 15 – 19 on Sullivan’s Island

                                    I’m thrilled to be part of the Tinderbox Writers Retreat, March 15 – 19 on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. Thrilled to teach, … Continue reading

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New column: “Solitude can be a gift in today’s busy world”

Cripes, I almost forgot to post my newspaper column today! It’s been a week of random fevers, manic hand-washing, and sickness prevention in my house. This morning I stood in front of my college students and couldn’t even remember what … Continue reading

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