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New column: “30 ingredients for an old-fashioned summer”

Summer is coming! Let’s do it the old-fashioned way–with (mostly) free, simple pleasures for young and old. I’ve a bunch of ideas in this week’s newspaper column. Thirty, to be exact. Thanks for reading! To read, click here.

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New column: “June is a gift of a month, meant for us all”

Today’s column is up at The Greenville News, and it’s a shout-out to the month of June–that door-opener to summertime. I hope y’all enjoy! Read here.

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New Column: “Summer can still be magic for young and old”

Hi, all! Today’s column at The Greenville News is up, and it’s all about childhood summers in the South, and regaining some of that summer magic today–no matter how old we may be. Read it here. And if you like … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Summer

The rhododendron are blooming in the Pisgah National Forest. Milky white with pink centers, in fanning green bushes tall as trees. On my favorite trail they grow like a great tunnel, canopying above. Running beneath them yesterday, the smell was … Continue reading

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