Tag Archives: Brevard

New Column: “My favorite hiking spot: Black Balsam Knob”

Today’s column is up: the great outdoors, family, my favorite hiking spot in the whole of the world, and even a proposal story. I do hope you enjoy it! To read my column in The Greenville News, go here. And … Continue reading

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A Literary Tea

Recently my back-door neighbor in Brevard hosted a lovely tea with me as the honored guest. I got to meet members of her book club, talk about Keowee Valley, and have the most scrumptious treats. The English afternoon tea was … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Friday – the Forgive Me Edition

Hi, folks. I’m on a major deadline for Monday, and my 4 year-old’s preschool was let out early one day this week and cancelled for three days due to snow and ice. Less than two inches of it (it’s the … Continue reading

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Magical Omens & Great Snowy Owls

Sometimes, magic happens when you least expect it. It’s easy to miss, in our every day lives, our eyes so used to unnatural light, trained to the tiny things, to the rectangles of our iPhones and our computer screens. I … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Friday: Fall Festivities & Quotes to Ponder On

I still look like I did last week. But I’m powering through. Some good stuff to share on this cold October weekend: 1.) Halloweenfest & Osktoberfest in Transylvania County I live in Transylvania County, North Carolina, and if you haven’t … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Friday: Monster Turtles, Mountains & More

Happy August, everyone! What a July it was–hot, muggy, rainy, busy and fun. My baby girl is officially 3 months old, and I can hardly believe it. When you were a kid, didn’t it annoy¬†you how grown-ups used to always … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Friday: Summer Solstice Edition (& a little early)

Hey, all! Today is the Summer Solstice: the longest day of the year, the official first day of summer, and, as it so happens, my husband’s birthday! Oh, how I love the summer. Sunday was the first night I’d noticed … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Friday: the Ides of March Edition

Ah, the infamous ides of March: the first month of the year in the original Roman calendar (the Romans celebrated the New Year from March 1st until today), the day in 44 B.C. when Julius Caesar was assassinated by members … Continue reading

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Amazon’s The Big Deal (and other news)

Hi, all! Happy December! This weekend my family went to the woods (literally) to cut down our Christmas tree. Then we took part in The Twilight Festival, my favorite of Brevard, North Carolina’s many celebrations. There was an ice luge, … Continue reading

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Reading Tonight at Brevard College

Happy Belated Thanksgiving, everyone! Hope you had a relaxing and delicious-food-filled few days with family and friends. Some news: Three other Brevard College professors and I will be reading from our recently published works (me from Keowee Valley, of course) … Continue reading

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