I Just Don’t Think We Celebrate Enough
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I Just Don’t Think We Celebrate Enough

Ah, the “lame duck” week of the year—nestled right between the festive holidays and the New Year’s holiday. Maybe you’re working on your New Year’s goals with renewed vigor and commitment. Maybe you’re fiddling with work projects and muttering about everyone else who took vacation this week. Maybe you’re in earnest with your efforts and … Continue reading

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Today’s Charlotte Woman Essay: Thanks for Not Cooking

This is my essay about the time I swore off cooking for Thanksgiving. It’s actually more about my long-standing hate relationship with the kitchen. I was excited to learn this essay would go into the November issue of Today’s Charlotte Woman partially because it was a magazine I had not yet worked with and partially … Continue reading

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Little Ones Magazine Article: Unconditional Friends: Local Puppy’s Story Inspires Friendship and Acceptance

Check out this link for a story about a 2-year-old puppy who lives with disabilities, but is using those to bridge the gap between children with disabilities and typical children. His story, Bean is Born, and the work of Charlie and Sandy Petrizzo at Project 2 Heal, are examples of innovative goodness. I have been … Continue reading

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Little Ones Magazine Article: Looking for Homeschool Activities Outside of the Home?

I had the pleasure of working with Little Ones Magazine again. I was thrilled when the editor contacted me for another opportunity to work with her, and particularly pleased to learn that the article was about homeschool options in our area. As a product of several years of homeschooling I have a special place in my psyche … Continue reading

Travel as a Change Agent
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Travel as a Change Agent

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosted Rick Steves on March 13, 2013 for an evening presentation. I wrote a guest post for their blog, “Rick Steves ‘Broadening Worldview through Travel,’” but I had a personal interest as well in attending the event. Long before my husband and I were watching Steves’ PBS specials, I had benefited first-hand … Continue reading