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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: “You’re too hard on yourself”

Isn’t it time we go a little easier on ourselves? Perhaps, especially, us women? This and more in my newest newspaper column. I hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “Where were you on September 11th?”

Hi, friends. My column this week is both memory and reminder. Where were you on September 11, 2001? To read, click here.

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New column: “It’s fun–and important–to mark life’s special moments”

My column this week in The Greenville News is about the recent full solar eclipse, and my family’s experience of it, marking life’s special moments, parenting, simple things, and more. I hope y’all enjoy it. To read, click here.

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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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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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Interview with Connie May Fowler, author of “A Million Fragile Bones”

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing bestselling author Connie May Fowler for the Spring 2017 Issue of Appalachian Heritage magazine. Fowler’s new environmental memoir, A Million Fragile Bones, was published last month from Twisted Road Publications. A Million Fragile … Continue reading

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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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