Tag Archives: newspaper column

New column: “How to break the heart of a modern college student”

This week in my newspaper column, I’m talking about Kevin Costner, “Dances with Wolves,” and what’s it has been like to share the film with my college students, who weren’t even born yet when the movie came out. After 13 … Continue reading

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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: “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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New column: “Play the tourist in your own town”

I am lucky to live in a vacation destination. This means dealing with tourists. Thankfully, my 8 year-old reminds me of the joy in this. To read my column this week in The Greenville News (with tons of big, pretty … Continue reading

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New column: “Her name was Amelia Earhart”

I have loved Amelia Earhart since I was 8 years-old. I met her in a book. Amelia, womanhood, courage, flight, mystery and more are the topics of my column this week in The Greenville News. I hope y’all enjoy it. … 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: “Anniversaries”

Long about 13 years ago this week, I got married. So wedding anniversaries–how we celebrate them, what they mean to us then and now–is the topic of my column this week in The Greenville News. I hope y’all enjoy it! … Continue reading

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New column: “Turn up the music”

This week, my column in The Greenville News is about the music of summer–those songs that take us back in time, and are meant to be turned up, and turned up LOUD. I hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click … Continue reading

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