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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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Art is Everywhere! How to be a Traveler not a Tourist

“Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.” — Susan Sontag

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Homecoming in the Lowcountry

One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. – Gaston Bachelard Today’s post is a re-post of a piece I wrote a year ago. This week I am re-reading those days of

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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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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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