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Evergreen and Expectations: A Keowee Valley Christmas Story

Quinn and Jack are back in the Valley! I am ever so happy to bring you “Evergreen and Expectations: A Keowee Valley Christmas Story.”¬†Whether it’s your first visit, or a return, I hope you enjoy the 1700s, and the wild … Continue reading

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A Keowee Valley Christmas Story … Coming soon!

So, dear readers. I’m doing this thing. I’m writing a Keowee Valley Christmas story: something I’ve wanted to do for years. I figure, if I put it out there that I’m doing so, it’s a way of contracting with myself. … Continue reading

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Writing–and researching–an 18th century Christmas (Keowee Valley still on sale at Amazon: 99 cents!)

Hi, folks. Well, there was a bit of a snafu at the newspaper, and my regular column wasn’t published today. They’re hoping to have it in Sunday’s paper, and when they do, I’ll share it here. In the meantime, here’s … Continue reading

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New column: “The greatest gifts to give, receive”

What can we give each other–all of us–for Christmas this year? I have some ideas. To read my newspaper column this week, click here.

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New column: “Make the holidays your own celebration”

Happy December, everyone! My newest column is about December celebrations, big and small–and a trip I was lucky enough to take with dear friends to Charleston, South Carolina, to celebrate a milestone birthday. We must mark the moments, y’all! ‘Tis … Continue reading

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New column: “Come together for the holidays, no matter your family’s traditions”

This is a season of celebration: of peace, hope, and good will, in faith traditions all over the world. In honor of Decemver 3rd marking the first day of Hanukkah, my newspaper column this week is about the history and … 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: “Readying the home for Christmas”

How do you prepare for the holidays? Are there things you do, in a very specific way, each year? In my house, we celebrate Christmas. Our preparations are a tradition, one I’ve begun in my own home. They are an … Continue reading

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New column: “My grown-up Christmas wish”

Preparations. I don’t know about y’all, but I am in the midst of them: preparing for the end of the college semester–which means grading papers and projects–and for Christmas, which involves everything you can imagine when you are a woman … Continue reading

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