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What will we do without Pat Conroy?

This week’s column in The Greenville News is in memory of beloved South Carolina author Pat Conroy, who passed away very recently due to pancreatic cancer. There was no question, when it came time to write my next column, that it … Continue reading

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New column: “Celebrating women’s history in our own words”

This week’s column in The Greenville News is an homage to the ladies, because it’s National Women’s History Month! The column is filled with, among other things, some of my favorite quotes from some of my favorite women. Hoorah for … Continue reading

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Dear South Carolina – Love, Pat Conroy

By now, most of you know that South Carolina lost its native son, writer Pat Conroy, only this week to pancreatic cancer. Devastated, I’ve combed the Internet over the past several days for different obituaries and tributes to him. Today, … Continue reading

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New column: “What price is civility?”

This week’s column in The Greenville News asks the question, “What price are we willing to place on civility?”  Along with some advice from my grandmama. To read, click here.

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New column: “When a book is more than a book”

This week’s brand new column in The Greenville News is all about the best way to escape. Are you thinking, Caribbean island? Think again…. To read, click here.

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New newspaper column: “In consideration of Christmas past”

My new column is up at The Greenville News, and it’s all about Christmas past–about memory, nostalgia, history, and more. And how this time of year, it’s important to look back. To read, click here. I hope you enjoy it!

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New column: “Halloween is the perfect time for grown-ups to show their silly sides”

Kids love nothing more than when the grown-ups in their lives act like fools on purpose. And there’s no better time for this than at Halloween! So that’s my column today, at The Greenville News. To read, click here.

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New column: “Who needs sleep, anyway?”

Today’s new column in The Greenville News is for all the sleepless people. Who also go by the alias “parents.” Enjoy! Read it here.  

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New column: “What does it mean to be truly grateful?”

My column today in The Greenville News is all about the notion of gratefulness. What does it really mean to be truly grateful? To read, click here.

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“I was bad Santa” by Nicholas Garnett

For some edgy (and, be forewarned: a bit drug-induced) post-Christmas reading, check out “I was bad Santa” by Nicholas Garnett on Salon.com. I’ve known Nick since 2008, when we were both writing fellows at the Vermont Studio Center. We spent the month of February … Continue reading

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