Tag Archives: writing

New column: “You’re too hard on yourself”

Isn’t it time we go a little easier on ourselves? Perhaps, especially, us women? This and more in my newest newspaper column. I hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “Where were you on September 11th?”

Hi, friends. My column this week is both memory and reminder. Where were you on September 11, 2001? To read, click here.

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New column: “Kindness is key, even (especially) when we disagree”

Hi, all! It has been a wet, wild week for the Southeast, and the forecast is keeping us all on our toes. I’ve been thinking about and praying for everyone in the Caribbean, Florida, and for my family in the … Continue reading

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New column: “Anniversaries”

Long about 13 years ago this week, I got married. So wedding anniversaries–how we celebrate them, what they mean to us then and now–is the topic of my column this week in The Greenville News. I hope y’all enjoy it! … Continue reading

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New column: “Book clubs and dreaming big”

It’s a special thing, as a first-time novelist, to visit book clubs. A dream come true, really. But it’s especially lovely when you get to be the guest at the book club of your 6th grade Language Arts teacher, like … Continue reading

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New column: “A story about whining”

Hi, all. My column this week in The Greenville News is about whining. Because if I hear my 7 year-old whine one more time, I’m moving to Australia. To read, click here. Hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “New Year’s traditions around the world and at home”

This New Year’s, be like people in other countries: toss flowers into the sea, talk to animals, wear colorful underwear. Smooch. That and more in my column in The Greenville News. Happy New Year to all!

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New column: “The magic of Christmastime remains”

The holidays, I think, are a special but complicated time to be a grown-up. This year, in particular, I’ve felt tender to the world. So that’s what I decided to write about in my column this week in The Greenville … Continue reading

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New column: “Do all the things. Try all the stuff.”

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! Oh, how I hope that today has been filled with friends, family, great food and good cheer for all of you. My column this week in The Greenville News, however, is not about Thanksgiving. It’s about being … Continue reading

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New column: “The wonder and fun of a pen pal”

Remember pen pals? Did you have one? I did, and I loved getting those letters in the mail! So that’s what my column this week in The Greenville News is all about. Also: letters, long-distance friendship, and the funny way–especially … Continue reading

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