Summer is in full swing, and its sounds are in the air throughout the Golden Isles, emanating from devices everywhere. Roll down your windows – you’ll hear rap, rock ‘n’ roll, country, oldies, Motown and blues, just for starters. To that end, Cheri Leavy had conversations with some of our fr…

A few years ago I read with delight “Lily and the Octopus,” a 2016 debut novel by Steven Rowley. It’s a heartwarming story about Ted Flask, a …

I often attempt to wax poetic about the bounty of the summer harvest here as do many people. One of the delights of living in the South is the…

Every so often there’s a television show that’s worthy of “binge-watching.” I felt HBO’s “The Undoing” was one. Starring Hugh Grant and Nicole…

How appropriate for one of the many persistent weeds in the southern garden to have the common name of Gripeweed. Other names include Chamberb…

I am currently on the family farm in Ohio as I write this article. The much-anticipated emergence of Brood X cicadas is in full swing and the …

“Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your …

This year, for the first time, I have successfully grown a fine crop of basil. I think it’s thanks to what has been an extended spring – inste…

The summer supper issue is always a favorite. While cool weather food, such as soups and stews, have their merits, and are certainly comfortin…

A novel with more than 600 pages is daunting, but Maggie Shipstead’s “Great Circle” (Knopf) actually left me wanting more. Spanning more than …

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