Tag Archives: South

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: “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: “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: “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: “Swimming lessons”

There is not much more important in the summertime South–and, really, anywhere in the world–than learning to swim. So that, fear, courage, swim teams and more in my column this week in The Greenville News. To read, click 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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