Harbinger.

Harbinger.

ABOUT MARCH, I HAVE ALWAYS felt ambivalent. This admission comes as a surprise, even to me, for March is the month that relieves us from the coldest cold, that pulls us from mud and muck of winter, that shines a light toward a hopeful, even if it is distant, spring....
Day 20: Take heart.

Day 20: Take heart.

IT IS THE PERFECT WAY to wrap up these Thirty Days of Joy, doing it with Day Twenty because, well, 2020, and also because my friend Melissa at art4money* posted something that is the absolute, best, most perfect way to dive into the hope that is 2021. I realized when...
Day 19: LET THE WORLD REJOICE.

Day 19: LET THE WORLD REJOICE.

WE HAVE MADE our way back to the mountains, and getting to rest my eyes against these ancient Appalachians is the balm I need, standing, like we are, at the end of this hateful COVID year. It has been a long, slow, painful slog—GOOD LORD BUT IT HAS BEEN A SLOG—and...
Day 18: Man oh man, but that moon.

Day 18: Man oh man, but that moon.

You might think it a sad thing, our downtown-home ability to catch only teasing glimpses of the sky as the sun rises and sets each day over the city of Columbia. And very often that is the disappointing truth. But not today. Today I woke up to this photo, sent to me...
Day 17: Rest. Relax. Repeat.

Day 17: Rest. Relax. Repeat.

I love the days between Christmas and New Year’s, when it feels rest and reflection are admirable goals for the week. I’ve spent plenty of time chill-axing: a little reading, a lot of sofa time and an embarrassing amount of binge watching Kevin Costner and...

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