Tag Archives: creative nonfiction

New column: “August is a time of bittersweet transition”

August signifies the end of summer, no matter what the calendar may claim, no matter whether we have school-age children or not. There is just something in the air. So this, and more, in my column this week in The … Continue reading

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New column: “Play the tourist in your own town”

I am lucky to live in a vacation destination. This means dealing with tourists. Thankfully, my 8 year-old reminds me of the joy in this. To read my column this week in The Greenville News (with tons of big, pretty … Continue reading

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New column: “Soothing place”

Recently, I was lucky enough to spend a week at the beach with my family. Early one morning, my sister and I sat side by side in beach chairs, watching her toddler try her 18-month-old best to eat sand. The … Continue reading

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A new essay in “Past-Ten”: on memory and miscarriage

A few months ago, a writer/author/teacher/editor friend of mine, the lovely Donald Quist, asked me to submit a piece to his online journal, Past-Ten. Past-Ten is a wonderful publication that asks the question, “What were you doing on this day … Continue reading

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New column: “Anniversaries”

Long about 13 years ago this week, I got married. So wedding anniversaries–how we celebrate them, what they mean to us then and now–is the topic of my column this week in The Greenville News. I hope y’all enjoy it! … Continue reading

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Book Review of Connie May Fowler’s “A Million Fragile Bones”

My review of bestselling author Connie May Fowler’s environmental memoir, A Million Fragile Bones, appears in the Spring 2017 issue of Appalachian Heritage magazine. To read the review for free and in full, click here. Lovers of nature, story, and … Continue reading

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New column: “Ours is a collective heart”

Recently, I had the honor of being asked to speak to the United Methodist Women’s group at the church where I grew up, in Greenville, South Carolina. It was a wonderful night, to say the least … but beforehand, I … Continue reading

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New column: “New Year’s traditions around the world and at home”

This New Year’s, be like people in other countries: toss flowers into the sea, talk to animals, wear colorful underwear. Smooch. That and more in my column in The Greenville News. Happy New Year to all!

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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: “Autumn is a heartbreaker”

My column this week in The Greenville News is about my favorite time of year, and the bittersweet beauty its short season holds. I do hope y’all enjoy it. To read, click here. 

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