keeping ocracoke in my heart

After years imagining what I would find there, I finally made my way to Ocracoke. I wish for you the grace and peace of that wild, beautiful beach.

The Boys of Summer

You know this already. I’m staring down the start of Eliza’s sophomore year of college, and, more specifically, her leaving after a glorious three months of summer. And so for the next 10 days, as long as it includes me, I’m there, whatever she wants...

Beaching it

You remember how much I hate to pack, right? It has been more than 10 years since I’ve taken a beach vacation*, and this time it was easy. A couple of bathing suits, a cover-up, a long strapless beach dress, a few pairs of shorts. And this: It is going to be a...

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