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“Farewell to Summer” in the Oakland Press

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” ~Sam Keen 

Keeping your cool this week? Before the “dog days” of August melt into September, let’s make time to revive the simple, low-tech pleasures of summer loafing. If you missed my essay in the print edition of the Sunday Oakland Press, you can read it online here.  


Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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