Tag Archives: family

New column: “We are drawn to the sea”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is a tribute to that favorite of summer activities: heading to the beach. I wrote this column while I was lucky enough to be at the beach last week with my family. If you’re … Continue reading

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Today’s column: “The older people are right: It goes by so fast”

My daughter is turning 6 years old, so today’s new column in The Greenville News is for her. Because the old people are right. To read, click here.

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Today’s newspaper column: “On Valentine’s Day, ‘All you need is love’”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about love. Because love is all there is. It’s easy. To read, click here. To hum along with the Beatles all morning long, click below. All You Need is Love  

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Today’s column: “The family flu: This, too, shall pass — won’t it?”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about our recent–and continued–bout with the family flu. To read, click here. Healthy ones, may the force be with you!

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New column: “Christmas ornaments can tell the story of a life”

Every stood by your Christmas tree, looking at all the ornaments, and been besieged by memory? Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about those ornaments, and the stories they tell. I hope you enjoy, and if you do, … Continue reading

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New Column: Elk Tailgating & We Have a Book Giveaway Winner!

Hi, all! Two things: 1.) My newest column is up online at The Greenville News. This one’s all about Fall, family, being outside, and visiting the Cataloochee Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s coolest residents–the elk! Read it … Continue reading

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Literary Pilgrimmage Day 4: MFA Graduation & We Hit the Road!

It’s laughable how long it’s taking me to post about my literary pilgrimmage through New England and on down the east coast back to Western North Carolina. Especially considering it happened in JULY. But such is life. Here are the links … Continue reading

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New column: “Put some of summer’s lazy pace into your Fall”

Today’s new column at The Greenville News is all about how to hang on to summer just a little bit longer. Or, at least, my attempt. Read it here. I hope you enjoy!

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New column: “Your memories might not be your own”

Hi, all! Today’s column is up at The Greenville News, and this one’s all about the theory of ancestral memory, or inherited memories. Ever wondered if you’ve inherited more than eye color and height from your ancestors? Well, check it … Continue reading

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New Column: “My favorite hiking spot: Black Balsam Knob”

Today’s column is up: the great outdoors, family, my favorite hiking spot in the whole of the world, and even a proposal story. I do hope you enjoy it! To read my column in The Greenville News, go here. And … Continue reading

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