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An hour in my past

Since I moved to South Carolina eight years ago, I have had a crush on Abbeville. It is a town with storied history. Just beyond the center of the tiny downtown lining a quarter-mile circle of jagged, uneven brick pavers … Continue reading

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Tumultuous

Here’s the thing about daughters: they grow up. Like a rope lowering a bucket of wet sand down a well, you can only slow it down. Trying to stop it will only bring frustration. So you’re along for the ride. … Continue reading

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Let me go get my son

The best part of the day for me is picking up my 3-year-old son from daycare. It’s something I’ve waited for since I got to work. Sentimental as it may seem, I carry him on my shoulder each morning down … Continue reading

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Coaching privilege

I wonder if he lives with a collection of souls in his mind. I wonder if he even knows the number he has touched. The quantity he has molded. The lives he has changed. How can a person even focus … Continue reading

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Old Christmas trees

I can’t remember how it feels to squeeze into a rusty hand-me-down Jeep among friends I’d probably die for. I do not recall how it feels to cheer its four bald tires toward gaining enough traction to climb an unplowed … Continue reading

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Smelling with eyes

People say the Bradford Pear Tree smells like fish. I’ve been cutting grass and mistaken their scent for wild mushrooms after they’ve been mowed. Both are actually compliments compared to claims this tree smells like woman parts that haven’t been … Continue reading

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easier to stay away

When I moved to North Carolina, there was no way I was going to stay. I’d finish college and return to Western New York – which would always be home. These intentions were only solidified after two years in the … Continue reading

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