Tag Archives: family

New column: “It’s time to celebrate the summer solstice–the first day of summer and the longest day of the year”

All over the world, people celebrate the summer solstice. It’s the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, a day around which parties and legends abound. So that’s what I’m writing about in my newspaper column this week. … Continue reading

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New column: “Here’s to the dads who taught me to waterski”

I am woefully behind on posting my newspaper columns. I blame the summer, that mercurial minx. This one is about childhood, learning to waterski, and the dads who taught me how. With a belated Happy Father’s Day to all the … Continue reading

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New column: “Pediatric cancer is an emotional journey”

My newspaper column this week is one near to my heart. It’s about my dear friends and their son, Holmes, age 9. Holmes has a malignant brain tumor. This is a special family. I hope you’ll take the time to … Continue reading

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New column: “Beloved veterinarian catered to pets — and their people”

Hi, folks. My newspaper column today is about my beloved family veterinarian, who passed away in February. It’s also about pets, kindness, and being a last chance guy. To read, click here.

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New column: “‘Keep the change, ya filthy animal’”

Lately, I’ve been channeling the cranky old mobster from the film “Home Alone.” That and more in my most recent newspaper column. I sure hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “On Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the words of others”

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Today, my column is about this wholly American day, how we celebrate, its complications and joys, and what others have had to say about it over the years. I sure hope y’all enjoy it. As for … 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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New column: “Find that special spot wherever you are”

There are cool little places, and new things to do, wherever we are. Let’s go on an adventure! That’s my column today in The Greenville News. To read it, 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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