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Mary Kate Skehan

Mary Kate Skehan works in book publishing and is a columnist for The Spectator.

Place

On the frontlines of the Pennsylvania gas station war

Me, I’m a Sheetz girl. My first date was at a Sheetz

By Mary Kate Skehan

Education

Help yourself to self-help

I’m hopeful about the current self-help trends

By Mary Kate Skehan

Religion

Made of honor: the complexities of a COVID wedding

Attention-shy couples can elope guilt-free, while bridezillas get to be bossier than ever

By Mary Kate Skehan

Music

The decadence of Taylor Swift’s re-recorded record

Shouldn’t my tastes have evolved in the past 13 years?

By Mary Kate Skehan

Middle East

Is the truth about burn pits too toxic?

My brother, his cancer and the political disregard for veterans

By Mary Kate Skehan

Drink

Why Grüner is my go-to

If I was ever unsure what to ask for, anywhere in Europe, I was not to panic

By Mary Kate Skehan

Europe

The Windsors are the first and best reality TV family

The Oprah/Meghan special was two hours of juicy and totally irrelevant gossip. What bliss

By Mary Kate Skehan

Drink

No drink till Easter

I discovered a new game to pass the time I spend not-drinking the closet wine, called ‘Is it COVID or is it mild alcohol withdrawal?’

By Mary Kate Skehan

Education

Go figure

I have a lot to learn from my experiment in skating, beyond just spins and jumps

By Mary Kate Skehan

The Dorothy option

A saint for our times

By Mary Kate Skehan

Food

Dutch treat

The pride of Pennsylvania

By Mary Kate Skehan

Witnessing the fitness

I’m on the hook for getting fit this year, no excuses

By Mary Kate Skehan

Home

Christmas single

Dating in a pandemic is no picnic

By Mary Kate Skehan

Drink

Thanksgiving with my illegally large family

Between my two parents and seven siblings, we’ve already maxed out the 10-person limit

By Mary Kate Skehan

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