Tag Archives: life

New column: “You’re too hard on yourself”

Isn’t it time we go a little easier on ourselves? Perhaps, especially, us women? This and more in my newest newspaper column. I hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “Autumn has ‘a mysterious influence upon the heart’”

I don’t know about where you live, but here in the mountains of Western North Carolina, it does not yet feel like Fall. The upper 70 and 80 degree days we’ve been experiencing lately are most definitely not the norm … Continue reading

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New column: “The best laid plans of husbands and wives”

In my newspaper column this week, I’m mourning plans for a dream vacation that were thwarted by Fate. Fate, in the forms of a drug cartel and a Category 5 hurricane. To read, click here.

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New column: “It’s fun–and important–to mark life’s special moments”

My column this week in The Greenville News is about the recent full solar eclipse, and my family’s experience of it, marking life’s special moments, parenting, simple things, and more. I hope y’all enjoy it. To read, click here.

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New column: “Kindness is key, even (especially) when we disagree”

Hi, all! It has been a wet, wild week for the Southeast, and the forecast is keeping us all on our toes. I’ve been thinking about and praying for everyone in the Caribbean, Florida, and for my family in the … Continue reading

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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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