Tag Archives: USA Today

New column: “Make the holidays your own celebration”

Happy December, everyone! My newest column is about December celebrations, big and small–and a trip I was lucky enough to take with dear friends to Charleston, South Carolina, to celebrate a milestone birthday. We must mark the moments, y’all! ‘Tis … Continue reading

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New column: “We give thanks in spite of ourselves”

Happy Thanksgiving, dear reader friends! I hope you are all celebrating today, and this week, with the people you love. Since childhood, Thanksgiving has been special to me. But I’ve struggled with the roots of the Thanksgiving story–mostly, with what … Continue reading

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New column: “Goofy, scary, Halloween hijinks? No, thank you”

I’m a chicken. I don’t like to be scared. Watch a horror movie? Visit a haunted house? No, thank you. But it’s Halloween, or almost, so this newspaper column’s for those of you who do enjoy terror. And fright. And … Continue reading

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New column: “‘History junkies’ needed to make field trips come alive”

Field trips make history–and any other subject–come alive, for kids of all ages. This and more in my newspaper column this week. Plus the Transylvania History Society, who is looking for a local history buff to help them help area … Continue reading

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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: “Why do the children get left behind?”

Why so little funding for childhood cancer cures? Last week, the first of one of two columns I wrote about pediatric brain cancer, and my dear friends’ journey with it, was published. This week, the second column ¬†was published. While … Continue reading

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