when life

“When life gives you lemons. . . ” “When life throws ya a curveball. . .” There are tons of clichés about what we should do when life is hard.  I think it’s because when it comes down to it, no one really has a clue.  It’s so much easier to stick a trite band aid on […]
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Behind the scenes: Rosanne Cash and CBS Sunday Morning

Rosanne Cash’s latest record, “The River and the Thread” came out this week.  It is brave and haunting—every song is a chapter of a well-written novel, or in this case, memoir.  It’s one to dive into and swim in for a while. When asked to do hair and makeup for Rosanne’s segment on CBS Sunday Morning, […]
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A family of different stripes

      We’ve been watching a lot of Winnie the Pooh the past couple of days during our traditional Thanksgiving beach trip.  It’s colder this year than it usually is, so we’ve been playing cards, cooking, making cocktails, and yessssss—watching Winnie the Pooh. This is the first time Finn has shown any interest in […]
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It ain’t your hair, girl

I admit, this is an ironic post for a hairstylist to write.  I love what I do.  I love making people feel good about the selves and the way they look, but I’ll tell you that in the twelve years I’ve been doing hair, I’ve learned there are some things that a new hairstyle (or […]
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Starting Over

You loyal Hair In My Coffee subscribers received a post from quite a while back in your inbox today.  It is the one post I kept on my new blog.  You might want to take a peak at the homepage—things are looking a little different.  My life looks a little different these days.  When thinking […]
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Strip Mined

A friend, knowing my next novel is set in rural Appalachia, sent me this article a few weeks ago.This friend has also had a huge amount of emotional and circumstantial upheaval in her life. She said she was feeling strip mined. Growing up, my family visited Boone, North Carolina every year—my parents are both North Carolinians, and […]
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