Tag Archives: Asheville Citizen-Times

New column: “Raising a sensitive child … when you’re a sensitive parent”

Parenting is not for sissies. Most especially when we see our own struggles manifest in the people we love most in the universe: our kids. So this, parenting, life, children, sensitivity, and more, in my newspaper column this week. I hope y’all … Continue reading

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New column: “Winter is a time to dream”

Winter is my favorite time to be a writer. As the winter landscape silvers and chills, my mind–and imagination–seem to open that much wider. So this, and more, in my newspaper column this week. To read, click here.

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New column: “Resolved: to recognize the reality of New Year’s resolutions”

For this week’s newspaper column, I give you a tongue-twister of a title. A column about New Year’s resolutions, and what they really are. Or something like that. (Please forgive me, we had a two-hour school delay today, and I’m … Continue reading

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New column: “Embrace the New Year not by forgetting, but by letting go”

Happy in-between time, everyone! I hope you’ll get a chance to enjoy this new column of mine by a roaring fire, a drink of your choice in hand. This week, I’m writing about New Year’s adages, the past, the future, … Continue reading

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New column: “‘Christmas time’s a comin’,” be open to revelation

This week in my newspaper column, I’m pondering on wonder, faith, doubt, and being open. I hope you’ll join me here. And may your days be merry and bright! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from my home to yours!

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New column: “‘Keep the change, ya filthy animal’”

Lately, I’ve been channeling the cranky old mobster from the film “Home Alone.” That and more in my most recent newspaper column. I sure hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “On Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the words of others”

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Today, my column is about this wholly American day, how we celebrate, its complications and joys, and what others have had to say about it over the years. I sure hope y’all enjoy it. As for … Continue reading

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New column: “November is beckoning”

Ah, November. If the weather would only act like it. Despite the too-warm Fall we’ve had so far, there is much to love about this month. That and more in my newest newspaper column. I hope y’all enjoy it! To … Continue reading

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New column: “How present are we in our own bodies”

Y’all, church basement yoga has been saving my sanity lately. This, parenting, life and more, in my recent newspaper column. I hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “Autumn has ‘a mysterious influence upon the heart’”

I don’t know about where you live, but here in the mountains of Western North Carolina, it does not yet feel like Fall. The upper 70 and 80 degree days we’ve been experiencing lately are most definitely not the norm … Continue reading

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