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The Final Countdown: 14 Southern Fried Lessons

We leave the South in six short days. The boxes are packed, we’re eating with plastic utensils, and the truck arrives on Friday. When we moved in the summer of 2011, I told Chris I was willing to try anything … Continue reading

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A Letter To My 16-Year-Old Son

Dear Teenager, Sometimes life doesn’t seem fair. Do you know why? Because it isn’t. But here’s a little something I’ve learned in my 43 years on this earth… life always gives you exactly what you need in order to learn … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

I cannot deny that these past two years have been hard. Soul-crushing, fetal-position hard at times. Let me begin by saying this, by owning this: I know that if I threw my problems into a pile with all the other … Continue reading

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Note to Self

“CBS This Morning” kicked off its new series “Note to Self” yesterday morning with the beautiful 83-year-old soul, Maya Angelou, whose words always enfold me in comfort and grace. It’s like liquid sunshine, that voice. I love CBS’s new project, … Continue reading

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Choosing Happy

I’m not the most diligent person when it comes to my checking account. I glance at it online occasionally, record as much as I can remember (and we all know how reliable my memory is). But when I checked it … Continue reading

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