Tag Archives: WNC

Today’s newspaper column: “Please, never close school again”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is particularly appropriate, even if I date myself. When I wrote it, my girls had missed four days of school due to snow, ice, and brutal cold: today marks the ninth school day they’ve … Continue reading

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The weather outside is frightful …

This week has been wild: snow, sleet and ice here in Western North Carolina, with temperatures soon to dip into the negative degrees. As I type, it’s snowing again in a bluster outside my living room window. I LOVE it. … Continue reading

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For Valentine’s Day, Five of the Places I Love

Today is Friday the 13th. We had a two-hour school delay today in Western North Carolina for cold. (Yep: cold.) I’m wearing fleece pants and my Sorel snow boots. I didn’t brush my hair before dropping my older daughter at … Continue reading

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Today’s column: “The family flu: This, too, shall pass — won’t it?”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about our recent–and continued–bout with the family flu. To read, click here. Healthy ones, may the force be with you!

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Twilight Tour: A Brevard Mountain Christmas Festival

Brevard, North Carolina, the little mountain town which I’m lucky enough to call home, is a fabulously quirky place. We have a festival for just about everything (not unlike Stars Hollow, for those of you who’reĀ Gilmore Girls fans). My very … Continue reading

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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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Two New Author Events Coming Up in the Carolinas

Hi, all! I’m happy to share that I’ll be taking part in the Birchwood Book & Author Fair, Saturday, September 20, in Pickens, S.C. I took part in last year’s fair, and had a wonderful time. So many great writers … Continue reading

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New Column: “Put down your phone, for the love of Pete!”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about how much I looovvvveee when people–in social situations, i.e. with others present–are completely glued to their smart phones. Yep. Enjoy it (I hope!) here.

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New Column: “My favorite hiking spot: Black Balsam Knob”

Today’s column is up: the great outdoors, family, my favorite hiking spot in the whole of the world, and even a proposal story. I do hope you enjoy it! To read my column in The Greenville News, go here. And … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Friday: Fall Festivities & Quotes to Ponder On

I still look like I did last week. But I’m powering through. Some good stuff to share on this cold October weekend: 1.) Halloweenfest & Osktoberfest in Transylvania County I live in Transylvania County, North Carolina, and if you haven’t … Continue reading

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