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New column: “April’s forecast: sunny with a chance of grumpy”

April isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. So this, spring, life, poetry, and more, in my newspaper column this week. Hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “A trip down memory lane”

My newspaper column this week is about a trip my cousin and I took down memory lane, to our old stomping grounds at Clemson University. It’s also about college, memory, family, parenting, and more. I hope y’all enjoy it! To … Continue reading

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America’s children are out of time

“America’s children are out of time” Because of print deadlines, I turn in my newspaper columns a week before they’re published. This piece was written over a week ago. On Tuesday the college where I teach was placed on lockdown, … Continue reading

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New column: “Pay attention to me!”

Actually, the newspaper changed the title of this week’s column to “Every mom faces a precarious balancing act,” but I’m a temperamental artist and I like mine better. If I had my druthers, the title would read, “Every parent faces … Continue reading

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New column: “What I’m reading and watching this winter: ‘Finding Your Roots’ and more”

Hi, folks. Last week, I mentioned somewhere and to someone that the week had been a doozy. This week heard me say it, and is currently laughing in my face. We are battling influenza, lost gemstones, children staging WWIII instead … Continue reading

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New column: “‘Thank you’ notes, and the case for gentility”

Hi, all. My most recent newspaper column is about “thank you” notes, gentility, parenting, the modern world, and my being tired. (Just kidding about the last one. Or not.) I hope y’all enjoy it. To read, click here.

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New column: “Raising a sensitive child … when you’re a sensitive parent”

Parenting is not for sissies. Most especially when we see our own struggles manifest in the people we love most in the universe: our kids. So this, parenting, life, children, sensitivity, and more, in my¬†newspaper column¬†this week. I hope y’all … 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: “Here’s to the teachers, and here’s to us!”

By far, the bravest thing I do each year in late August is to watch my children walk away from me, and into school. So this week in my column in The Greenville News, I’m raising my glass, so to … Continue reading

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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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