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Tall Ships! South Carolina’s Maritime History

Wynken, Blynken and Nod one night, sailed off in a wooden shoe…..sailed on a river of crystal light… into a sea of dew… As a child, one of my favorite books was a beautifully illustrated poem called Wynken Blynken and

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Home by another way. One Woman’s Journey

One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. – Gaston Bachelard Aren’t we all looking for home? For that one place that wraps us up in familiarity and nurture, a place that

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Making Pilgrimage

There is a magical corner in the city of Charleston. It is where Queen Street meets Church Street. The corner may be the most drawn, painted, and photographed in all of the city, a favorite of Charleston Renaissance artists Alfred

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The Spirit of a Place: the Power of Landscape

“Dead I say? There is no death, I say, only a change of worlds.” – Chief Seattle The Great Chief’s speech goes on to talk poetically about how those intent on destroying Native American lands (in Seattle) …”when the last

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Remembering the Ancestors

“Memory is an act of redemption. What has been remembered has been saved from nothingness. What has been forgotten has been abandoned.” – John Berger, from About Looking My daughter asked me once, “Why are you so interested in the

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Fresh History

Welcome to my blog about Charleston, South Carolina. A place proud with history, beauty, and art. Sometimes we feel a call, to be, to go, to do. I felt that about Charleston many years ago upon the discovery of a

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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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