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Feats of Magic

One of my go-to spots for a pleasant walk in the woods these days is Sandy Creek Nature Center in Athens. SCNC is a 225-acre park, half woodlands and half wetlands, located where Sandy Creek and the North Oconee River merge on their way south. 922 more words


Norman Nostalgia

Many people may not know this, but when my family and I moved to the U.S., we first lived in a town just outside of Oklahoma City called Norman, Oklahoma, home of the Sooners (boomer sooner!) It was there I lived with my mom and dad from age 4 all the way up until about 4th grade.

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Childhood Memories

Family Story: It’s in the DNA

‘We don’t hide crazy,’ I said. ‘We put it on the porch and let it entertain the neighbors.’—Nick Wilgus

Surely you’ve seen some iteration of that quote in the context of how ‘crazy’ is handled way down South.

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My layover in Charleston, SC

Sorry I have been MIA. Work has been a bit crazy, and I have been having way to much fun traveling. I will really try to post more about my layovers and fun things I do!!! 308 more words


CHARLESTON, S. C., November 3, 1865

At noon I stopped and gave my horse a feed, more for the sake of talking with the people who sold it to me than for any other reason, for they were such as might serve very well as samples of the poor white population of South Carolina. 145 more words

Florilegium Historicum

Pock Rocked .... Beautiful South at Pocklington Arts Centre Review

What a lucky town we are.

Every time I go to Pocklington Arts Centre it reminds me just what an awesome place we have here. 246 more words

Pocklington Arts Centre

Southern Movie #24: "Black Like Me"

The stark black-and-white 1964 film Black Like Me offers a choppy and vague purview of the substance in the 1961 book of the same name. Directed by Carl Lerner, who also made the equally stark films… 1,934 more words

The Deep South