Ways to Cope During Social Distancing

Ways to Cope During Social Distancing

THERE IS SO MUCH TO SAY, and also nothing to say, about the feels we’re all experiencing during this scary, awful pandemic. It reminds me of a recurring dream I’ve had for years in which I’m standing silent as I watch a Tsunami approach. Typically in...
This is a (mostly) true story.

This is a (mostly) true story.

THE OTHER NIGHT, not long after Tim had gone to bed but long enough for him to be soundly asleep (60 seconds give or take)–I tiptoed in to join him. My own teeth brushed, my face washed and layer upon layer of promised youth moisturizer applied, I slipped...

27. I’ll call you.

I’VE BEEN THINKING LATELY ABOUT LIFE’S SEASONS, something that happens to me every Fall when nature shifts to a different gear. For so many people the changes come with an exclamation point, while for others this passage is quiet, less dramatic. But...

Friends for Life.

  It’s not easy to make a major life transition, and this is doubly true when that move is from college to adulthood. It’s what my favorite Clemson girls have faced this fall as they’ve moved from Senior Year to Real Life navigating grown-up...
For Eliza, On the Day of Her Final Finals

For Eliza, On the Day of Her Final Finals

My sweet girl, Today you take the final exam of your college career–your final finals as we have been calling them. While that in itself is reason to rejoice (!), I know there are a thousand other emotions moving inside you, like ocean swells that become waves...

Home.

No kidding, this is the road to my hometown. Isn’t that awesome? It’s a journey I took last week, and while it was deeply emotional, it also filled my soul. I hope you will come along with me and, in the paraphrased words of the remarkable Lee Smith, rest...

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