SSAC 2018 Retreat Daily Calendar: April 11-18

We are excited to announce the daily calendar* for the 2018 SSAC Retreat! You can also find this on our FaceBook Events page. A few spots open, deposits due by 12/15/17. Questions? Drop Mary Brent Cantarutti a note. Soon 🙂 Mbrent {at} (more…)

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Southern Girls by Anne Sigmon

Southern Girls Anne Sigmon Some people go to priests, others to poetry, I to my friends – Virginia Woolf, Waves The toes of my sandals caught on the tumble-down sidewalk as I hurried along Calhoun Street, dodging cracks and tree roots, toward the Francis Marion Hotel. This get-together with Barbara had been my idea; I […]

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Folly Beach Diary by Anton DuMars

Folly Beach Diary Anton DuMars January brings quiet to Folly Beach. Distant ocean sounds and humming heat pumps provide background music to the silence. The occasional Carolina wren, cardinal, dog bark, or stray car punctuates the calm. January’s salt marsh provides a different kind of quiet. Winter marsh sounds include a random dolphin breath, or […]

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Clitoria Ternatea or Butterfly Pea Flower by Margo Duke

This week we’re featuring a blog post from Margo Duke. (more…)

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You Are as Young as the Sun by Kathie Corley/ Cerantha

You Are as Young as the Sun You are as young as the sun, which has yet to rise on a new day (more…)

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Heaven Belongs to Me by Cheryl Armstrong

Heaven Belongs to Me Cheryl Armstrong “Heaven belongs to me …” clap, clap, clap-clap-clap-clap … “Heaven belongs to me …” (more…)

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The River by Kathie Corley/Cerantha

The River There is a peaceful river that flows to us from each other We are, the two of us, united in its flow (more…)

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Shrimp in a Pumpkin (CamarĂŁo na Moranga) by Pascale Ferraro

Shrimp in a Pumpkin (CamarĂŁo na Moranga) Pascale Ferraro This dish is obviously designed for a specific festive time of the year, using large bright orange pumpkins, making it a very appealing table centerpiece while serving. (more…)

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Southern Quotes

Only a  Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit, and that you don’t “HAVE” them, you “PITCH”  them (more…)

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Shared Notes that Swing in Time

High Notes in the Lowcountry:  The Charleston Jazz Initiative. Catherine Pyke (more…)

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The Charleston Wind by Carolyn Bishop-McLeod

The Charleston Wind Carolyn Bishop-McLeod April 2015 Her purpose is to break you. Her purpose is to mend you. In September her goal is quite obvious. She blatantly uses her minions, like Hugo, David, and Floyd, to push aside everything in her path. But in April, she is subtle and unpredictable. One day she shares […]

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