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New column: “Where have ‘social graces’ and ‘common courtesy’ gone?”

Lately, the world has felt more than a little bit mean. I miss social grace and common courtesy: the way we’re supposed to act towards each other, as fellow humans on this good earth. So that’s my newspaper column this … Continue reading

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New column: “Here’s looking at our focus on appearances in a ‘selfie’ world”

Nothing matters less than how we look. This is what I believe. So that, actress Jamie Lee Curtis, the “selfie” craze, looking outward instead of inward, and more, in my newspaper column this week. I sure hope y’all enjoy it. … Continue reading

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New column: “As fall approaches, find a path and make it yours”

Fall is coming. As we find ourselves busier than ever, I want us to do one thing: To find a path, a trail, a walk down the block, and make it ours. To study the small stuff. To pay attention. … Continue reading

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New column: “Before kindergarten begins, this preschool deserves thanks”

In one day, my younger daughter will go to kindergarten. My last child, my buddy, my baby. But before she does, I need to thank the preschool that cared so well for both my daughters, and for me, for the … Continue reading

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New column: “Summer in the South makes a sound like nowhere else on earth”

Ah, the sounds of summer in the South! Crickets, cicadas, tree frogs, ocean waves, the thwap of a basketball on a concrete court, and so much more. All this in my newspaper column this week. I sure hope y’all enjoy … Continue reading

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New column: “Wrinkles and wisdom”

Last week, I was at the beach with my family, and completely checked out from the rest of the world. It was glorious. So here’s my newspaper column from last week. It was inspired by a gorgeous older woman I … Continue reading

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New column: “It’s time to savor summer, even if it’s in small sips”

The Fourth of July has passed, and we have reached what I consider to be summer’s pinnacle. Its high point. This should be a marked moment–a time for consideration. This, and more, in my newspaper column this week. I sure … Continue reading

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New column: “It’s time to celebrate the summer solstice–the first day of summer and the longest day of the year”

All over the world, people celebrate the summer solstice. It’s the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, a day around which parties and legends abound. So that’s what I’m writing about in my newspaper column this week. … Continue reading

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New column: “Here’s to the dads who taught me to waterski”

I am woefully behind on posting my newspaper columns. I blame the summer, that mercurial minx. This one is about childhood, learning to waterski, and the dads who taught me how. With a belated Happy Father’s Day to all the … Continue reading

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New column: “It’s time to donate the tiny toddler clothes, and big tears are falling”

Recently I decided it was time to pull my daughters’ baby and toddler clothes down from the attic, and give them away. I don’t know what I was thinking. The agony. So this, parenting, kids, childhood, memories, and more, in … Continue reading

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