Tag Archives: Christmas

New column: “December birthdays”

My column this week in The Greenville News is for all the December babies, including myself, my mother, my father, my aunts, my brother-in-law, and my late grandfather. Yep, December is BIG at our house. That, and it’s also about … Continue reading

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New column: “8 Christmas stories, courtesy of history”

My column this week in The Greenville News is a nod to Christmas history. So many wonderful things have happened over the years at Christmas time; here are eight of my favorites. To read, click here.

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New column: “The magic of Christmastime remains”

The holidays, I think, are a special but complicated time to be a grown-up. This year, in particular, I’ve felt tender to the world. So that’s what I decided to write about in my column this week in The Greenville … Continue reading

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New column: “The comfort and necessity of our holiday rituals”

Happy Friday, all! Oh, how good it feels to welcome the weekend! My column this week at The Greenville News is about my family’s holiday rituals, virtually unchanged since childhood. I hope you enjoy reading. And I’d love to hear … Continue reading

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New column: “Holiday prep is different for each of us”

Hi, all! My column this week in The Greenville News is about prepping for the holidays in somewhat unusual ways. I hope you enjoy it! To read, click here.

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Christmas in 18th Century America + Keowee Valley STILL only $1.99 at Amazon!

Because my historical novel, Keowee Valley, is STILL only $1.99 in the Amazon Holiday Store until December 31st, my publisher,┬áBell Bridge Books, asked me to blog about it. Here’s a short piece about what it was like to write about … Continue reading

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New column: “What do we want our holidays to be?”

It’s the first week of December, and the Christmas rush has begun. So, in my column today in The Greenville News, I’m taking stock–and asking myself, “What do I want my holidays to be like this year?” I hope you’ll … Continue reading

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New column: “There may be a method to the madness of the holiday rush”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about those wild, crazy, far-too-stressful, far-too-fast, way-too-short weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And how I’m starting to understand why there are people out there who put their Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

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New column: “Watching kids might be the cure for the Christmas blues”

Hi, folks. Forgot to post the link to Thursday’s column. I blame it on Finals week at the College where I teach. Or the fact that my toddler’s only slept through the night twice in the past four months. This … Continue reading

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New column: “Choosing a Christmas tree takes time and a bit of magic”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about choosing the perfect Christmas tree. My family’s method involves a national forest, friends, our dog, and a bonfire. I’d love to hear about yours! To read, go here. P.S. The Fraser … Continue reading

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