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What can we learn?

Travel makes you modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. – Gustave Flaubert Anthony Bourdain, food writer and cook, died this month. Here he speaks to Patrick Radden Keefe at the 2017 New Yorker Festival.

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Food, spirituality, travel, Writing

Benne Seeds in the Lowcountry

It is my treat to pass on the amazing Charleston historian Nic Butler’s blog tonight:

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Posted in Charleston South Carolina, Food, science, South Carolina History

Nat Fuller, Charleston’s first top chef

Tonight is the celebratory feast! This is from David Shields, food scholar and historian. Thank you David! “150 years ago Nat Fuller, Charleston’s great chef, held a banquet to mark the end of the Civil War and the beginning of

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Posted in Charleston South Carolina, Food, Gullah, South Carolina History

Hoppin’ John: Eat poor on New Year’s Day, eat rich the rest of the year!

Thank you to WhatsCookingAmerican.net: for one take on The History of Hoppin John: Hoppin’ John is found in most states of the South, but it is mainly associated with the Carolinas. Gullah or Low Country cuisine reflects the cooking of

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Posted in art, Charleston South Carolina, creativity, Food, Gullah, South Carolina History

Gullah Culture in Charleston Style & Design….Homecoming!

My painting here, Homecoming, is featured in the January 2014 issue of Charleston Style and Design Magazine (click HERE!) yippee! SEEKING GULLAH Preservation of a unique African linguistic and cultural heritage—and the arts that embody it—is the impassioned mission of

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Posted in architecture, art, Arts & Culture, beauty, Charleston South Carolina, creativity, Food, Green, Gullah, South Carolina History, spirituality, travel, women, Writing

Gullah As Muse

I was honored to have one of my paintings featured, with an interview, in Sunday’s Charleston Post & Courier. The link to the digital copy is HERE.

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Posted in architecture, art, Arts & Culture, beauty, Charleston South Carolina, creativity, Food, Green, Gullah, Poetry, religion, South Carolina History, spirituality, travel, women, Writing

The Wisdom of the Honey-Bee

“The Creator may be seen in all the works of his hands; but in few more directly than in the wise economy of the honey-bee.” – LL Langstroth Cousin Pinkney Mikell is nurturing local honey bees at his organic farm,

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Posted in Food, Green, photography, science, spirituality, sustainable living, travel, women, Writing

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What’s this?

Welcome to my blog about the Lowcountry of South Carolina, a place proud with beauty, history and art. Sometimes we feel a call, to be, to go, to do. I was called to be an artist, and as an old midwife from Alabama said, “If the good Lord wants you to do something, you won’t have no good luck until you do it.”

So here I am writing about what I know, about the 'under glimmer' as the poet Basho, says, the way I have learned to see, to notice. I am inspired by, and talking about the history and art and culture of this place that has called me to herself. By the ancestors.

My background includes a degree in fine arts from a small private college in Florida, and before that, four years of all girls' boarding school in Asheville. I worked as a professional photographer, helped my children grow up, and now and I love seasoned things, good food, better conversation, beauty, my beloved and beautiful Italian Greyhound, Beau. Moved by the sacred places and stories of this beautiful historic land called the Lowcountry, I am here in spirit and I hope to infect you with my love of this place.

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