Tag Archives: summer

New Column: “Summer road trips are a rite of passage”

Hi, all! My Thursday column is up at The Greenville News. This one’s about the glories (and bumps) of the summer road trip. Read it here. Hope you enjoy!  

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Friday Stuff: New Column & Upcoming Literary Road Trip

  Hi, all! My new column is up at The Greenville News. This one’s all about fatherhood–and is especially for fathers of daughters. Read it here.   In other news, on Monday things get wild in my world. I’m headed … Continue reading

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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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Show & Tell Friday: 4th of July Edition

Happy Pre-4th of July, all! The 4th of July, or Independence Day, is my second-favorite holiday of the year. I’ve loved the 4th since I was a kid, mostly because of what we did: headed up into the foothills to … Continue reading

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A Southern Summer Reading List

Looking for a few good books to read this summer? Just wanted to share a new board I’ve posted on Pinterest while the baby was sleeping. Called Doggone Good Southern Books, it’s a list of many of the books–novels, biographies, memoirs, nature books, … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Summer

The rhododendron are blooming in the Pisgah National Forest. Milky white with pink centers, in fanning green bushes tall as trees. On my favorite trail they grow like a great tunnel, canopying above. Running beneath them yesterday, the smell was … Continue reading

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