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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: “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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New column: “Pediatric cancer is an emotional journey”

My newspaper column this week is one near to my heart. It’s about my dear friends and their son, Holmes, age 9. Holmes has a malignant brain tumor. This is a special family. I hope you’ll take the time to … Continue reading

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New column: “The view from my porch desk”

Spring has got me all nutty. I forgot to post last week’s newspaper column, which is about making my move to the desk on my front porch … where I can see the world go by. This might be a … Continue reading

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New column: “Tales from a failed gardener”

Holy the-days-are-getting-away-from-me, Batman! I completely forgot to post last week’s newspaper column. Which is all about plants, and gardening, and failing at it. To read click here. I hope y’all enjoy it! Once the new one is published (i.e. this … Continue reading

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New column: “April’s forecast: sunny with a chance of grumpy”

April isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. So this, spring, life, poetry, and more, in my newspaper column this week. Hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “A trip down memory lane”

My newspaper column this week is about a trip my cousin and I took down memory lane, to our old stomping grounds at Clemson University. It’s also about college, memory, family, parenting, and more. I hope y’all enjoy it! To … Continue reading

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New column: “The moody month of March is a teenaged girl”

Hi, folks, My newspaper column this week is all about the unpredictable month of March. Which I liken to a teenaged girl, having been one myself. Sadly, there are absolutely no photos of my teenaged years to share. I hope … Continue reading

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America’s children are out of time

“America’s children are out of time” Because of print deadlines, I turn in my newspaper columns a week before they’re published. This piece was written over a week ago. On Tuesday the college where I teach was placed on lockdown, … Continue reading

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New column: “Pay attention to me!”

Actually, the newspaper changed the title of this week’s column to “Every mom faces a precarious balancing act,” but I’m a temperamental artist and I like mine better. If I had my druthers, the title would read, “Every parent faces … Continue reading

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