Tag Archives: The Greenville News

New column: “Watching kids might be the cure for the Christmas blues”

Hi, folks. Forgot to post the link to Thursday’s column. I blame it on Finals week at the College where I teach. Or the fact that my toddler’s only slept through the night twice in the past four months. This … Continue reading

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New column: “Choosing a Christmas tree takes time and a bit of magic”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about choosing the perfect Christmas tree. My family’s method involves a national forest, friends, our dog, and a bonfire. I’d love to hear about yours! To read, go here. P.S. The Fraser … Continue reading

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New column – “Thanksgiving a true, and unique, American tradition”

Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you all! I forgot to post this link to last week’s column in The Greenville News because I was way too busy eating chocolate silk pie–my favorite Thanksgiving dessert. I hope all of you had a … Continue reading

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New column: “Loving college football is a Southern family tradition”

Today’s new column in The Greenville News is all about Southerners’–and my–collective obsession with college football. This love has certainly changed over the years, from the time I was a kid tossing a football with my buddies in Clemson University’s … Continue reading

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Today’s newspaper column: “Voting with your kids is always an adventure”

Hi, folks! Today’s column is up at The Greenville News, and it’s all about the joy of exercising your grand American right to vote. I joyfully exercised my right to vote with my 5 year-old and 17 month-old in tow. … Continue reading

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Today’s newspaper column: “Stuff of our lives was once contained in writing letters”

Today’s new column in The Greenville News is all about letter writing, written correspondence, and what–perhaps–we’ve lost. Remember writing real letters, or passing notes in class? Remember WiteOut? Anyone? I’m not sure my current college students have even ever licked … Continue reading

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New column: “And yes, everyone has a car story”

Today’s new column in The Greenville News is all about our very American love/hate relationship with our cars. Because everybody’s got a car story. I do hope you’ll share yours, after your read here. Happy Weekend to all!

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Today’s Newspaper Column: “When you read to your children, you open up the whole of the world”

Hi, all! Today’s column is up at The Greenville News, and it’s all about reading to your kids, some of my favorite children’s books, parenting, and life in general. I do hope you enjoy, and if you do, I hope … Continue reading

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New newspaper column: “In defense of homemade Halloween costumes”

Hi, all! Today’s newspaper column is up at The Greenville News, and it’s all about Halloween, childhood, parenthood, and homemade (or not) costumes. I do hope you enjoy, and if you do, I hope you’ll share! Read it here.

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New Column: Elk Tailgating & We Have a Book Giveaway Winner!

Hi, all! Two things: 1.) My newest column is up online at The Greenville News. This one’s all about Fall, family, being outside, and visiting the Cataloochee Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s coolest residents–the elk! Read it … Continue reading

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