Tag Archives: life

New column: “Swimming lessons”

There is not much more important in the summertime South–and, really, anywhere in the world–than learning to swim. So that, fear, courage, swim teams and more in my column this week in The Greenville News. To read, click here.

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A new essay in “Past-Ten”: on memory and miscarriage

A few months ago, a writer/author/teacher/editor friend of mine, the lovely Donald Quist, asked me to submit a piece to his online journal, Past-Ten. Past-Ten is a wonderful publication that asks the question, “What were you doing on this day … Continue reading

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New column: “Summer house projects and the best laid plans”

Summer is a wide-open, fancy-free period of time just waiting to be filled with countless house projects. Right? Right? Ha. Well, I am always tempted to plan away when it comes to summer. This year, there are so many things … Continue reading

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New column: “The power of our places”

Saturday is Earth Day, and I love the Earth. In fact, it’s difficult for me to really express how much I love and need the natural world–how much my “places” mean to me and my family. Never have our national … Continue reading

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New column: “I need a she-ro”

These days, I need a she-ro. (Insert the 1980s Footloose soundtrack at will). So that’s my column this week in The Greenville News. I hope y’all enjoy it. And if you do, I hope you’ll share. To read, click here. … Continue reading

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New column: “Fill in the blank”

If only I could __________, my life would be perfect. How many of us have played the game of fill-in-the-blank? That and more in my column this week in The Greenville News. I hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click … Continue reading

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New column: “We are all works in progress”

My column this week in The Greenville News is all about falling flat on your tush, and getting up again. And imperfection, life, and more. I sure hope y’all enjoy it. To read, click here. ** Also, just in case … Continue reading

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New column: “The wonder and fun of a pen pal”

Remember pen pals? Did you have one? I did, and I loved getting those letters in the mail! So that’s what my column this week in The Greenville News is all about. Also: letters, long-distance friendship, and the funny way–especially … Continue reading

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New column: “Autumn is a heartbreaker”

My column this week in The Greenville News is about my favorite time of year, and the bittersweet beauty its short season holds. I do hope y’all enjoy it. To read, click here. 

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New column: “Life–and parenthood–is bittersweet”

My column this week in The Greenville News is about the bittersweet experience of taking my older daughter to camp, among other things. Sure hope y’all enjoy! To read, click here.

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