Living at the Beach: The Bad

Call me crazy, but I don’t like everything about my new life living at the beach. That doesn’t mean I’d leave it. But like everything else, there are both good and bad qualities. If there were no drawbacks to living here, my neighborhood would be a lot more crowded. Then I’d have another item to…

When I grow up

Have you ever met someone and thought, “yeah…I wanna be like that when I grow up!” I remember thinking that a lot when I was a kid. But at my age, I should have settled all that stuff. Those “when I grow up” moments don’t have the same meaning. I should rephrase and think, “when…

Living at the Beach: The Good

I always imagined myself one day living at the beach. As a land-locked kid living ten hours away from the closest salt water, I looked forward to our yearly trip to the beach. Any other time of the year, my parents had to drag me out of the bed. Not on vacation. I was up…

The winter that won’t let go

I’ve become accustomed to leaving the windows open nearly all the time here. Who would want to block the amazing sounds that drift in? I love the gentle rattle of the palmettos when a breeze filters through them. Songbirds chirp happily from the live oak trees, harmonized perfectly with the occasional squawk of a wading…

A look at sea island life

Welcome to my notes about living the sea island life here in South Carolina! I’ll share some things about adjusting to the laid-back way of living that’s possible in the coastal lowcountry. I relocated my family here in 2016…two years ago at the time of this writing. That means I know enough to share, but…