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Entering the Festival of Lights – Happy Hanukkah!

Yesterday was the first day of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights. Here’s a link to my newspaper column last year, in which I wrote about its history, with the help of some of my childhood friends. To … Continue reading

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A Holiday Tattoo

Okay, a temporary tattoo. Happy week after Thanksgiving and first days of December. I don’t know how your Thanksgivings went. I’m sure they were complicated in more ways than one, but I hope they involved some relaxing, some good moments shared … Continue reading

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Evergreen and Expectations: A Keowee Valley Christmas Story

Quinn and Jack are back in the Valley! I am ever so happy to bring you “Evergreen and Expectations: A Keowee Valley Christmas Story.” Whether it’s your first visit, or a return, I hope you enjoy the 1700s, and the wild … Continue reading

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New column: “Make the holidays your own celebration”

Happy December, everyone! My newest column is about December celebrations, big and small–and a trip I was lucky enough to take with dear friends to Charleston, South Carolina, to celebrate a milestone birthday. We must mark the moments, y’all! ‘Tis … Continue reading

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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: “Readying the home for Christmas”

How do you prepare for the holidays? Are there things you do, in a very specific way, each year? In my house, we celebrate Christmas. Our preparations are a tradition, one I’ve begun in my own home. They are an … Continue reading

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New column: “My grown-up Christmas wish”

Preparations. I don’t know about y’all, but I am in the midst of them: preparing for the end of the college semester–which means grading papers and projects–and for Christmas, which involves everything you can imagine when you are a woman … Continue reading

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New column: “Easter makes a promise to all of us”

There is so much about Easter that changes for me, year after year, depending on where I am in my life, on my own faith “hike,” or how I feel about the world. But one that never changes is the … 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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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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