Tag Archives: SC

New column: “Soothing place”

Recently, I was lucky enough to spend a week at the beach with my family. Early one morning, my sister and I sat side by side in beach chairs, watching her toddler try her 18-month-old best to eat sand. The … Continue reading

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New column: “Ours is a collective heart”

Recently, I had the honor of being asked to speak to the United Methodist Women’s group at the church where I grew up, in Greenville, South Carolina. It was a wonderful night, to say the least … but beforehand, I … Continue reading

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New column: “End of semester crunch time”

It’s that time of year: crunch time for teachers, students, and parents. And I am buried beneath a pile of papers. Help! Kidding. Only a little. That and more in my column this week in The Greenville News. To read, … Continue reading

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New column: “Find that special spot wherever you are”

There are cool little places, and new things to do, wherever we are. Let’s go on an adventure! That’s my column today in The Greenville News. To read it, click here.

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New column: “Easter makes a promise to all of us”

There is so much about Easter that changes for me, year after year, depending on where I am in my life, on my own faith “hike,” or how I feel about the world. But one that never changes is the … Continue reading

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New column: “Learning how to say no”

I am a “yes” girl. Always have been. Yes to helping, yes to adventure, yes to more than I can possibly handle on my own. Anyone else out there like this? Well, I’m learning to say “no” when it matters … Continue reading

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New column: “Not your average sports story”

I don’t know if you heard, but the Clemson Tigers won the 2016 college football National Championship. The Tigers are my team: I’m a lifelong fan, and an alum. So that–and a love of sports, and more–is what my column … Continue reading

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Need a new book to read for 2017? “Keowee Valley” on sale for ONLY $1.99!

Hi, folks. I’m excited to share that the Kindle version of my historical novel, Keowee Valley, is on sale from now until January 15th at Amazon! ONLY $1.99!  Folks have some really nice things to say about Keowee Valley: Pat … Continue reading

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New column: “Autumn is a heartbreaker”

My column this week in The Greenville News is about my favorite time of year, and the bittersweet beauty its short season holds. I do hope y’all enjoy it. To read, click here. 

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New column: “Celebrating women’s history in our own words”

This week’s column in The Greenville News is an homage to the ladies, because it’s National Women’s History Month! The column is filled with, among other things, some of my favorite quotes from some of my favorite women. Hoorah for … Continue reading

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