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The Spark of Something Greater, by Beverly Hicks Burch

"Often it was the most unlikely people who found within themselves a spark of something greater. It probably was always there, but most people are never tested, and they go through their whole lives without ever knowing that when things are at their worst, they are at their best.” ~ Jonathan Maberry, Rot and Ruin… Continue reading The Spark of Something Greater, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The Wolves of Insignificance From the Door, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.” ~ Saul Bellow ~ “ I was going through my portable hard drive this morning and rediscovered this image. It’s one of my favorites…I love doors, they hold mysteries behind their closed portals in my opinion. I apologize if you have seen… Continue reading The Wolves of Insignificance From the Door, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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I Saw Life and it was Something Real…and it was Something Private, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“There it was before her - life. Life: she thought but she did not finish her thought. She took a look at life, for she had a clear sense of it there, something real, something private…” ~ To the Lighthouse, Virginia Wolfe ~ Some of you may recognize this spot. Yes, it was taken at… Continue reading I Saw Life and it was Something Real…and it was Something Private, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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And, Now the Rest of the Story…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Yesterday I shared with you my feelings on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. I also mentioned that as a whole 2001 was a turning point…a seminal year for me personally. In May of that year, on our son’s 21st birthday, my husband of 27 years walked out to start a new life with a woman… Continue reading And, Now the Rest of the Story…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Accidental Tourists, by Beverly Hicks Burch

This past summer Tall & Handsome and I had an occasion to make a trip to Savannah, GA. Savannah is a lovely city and there are reminders of the truly old, deep South every where. It is a city of living history. It is also a city of parks…old parks, many built on squares. This… Continue reading Accidental Tourists, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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When Ignorance Can Be Bliss, by Beverly Hicks Burch

A couple of years ago I spent some time with Tall & Handsome in a condo on St. Simons Island, GA. The space behind the condo was like a little mini jungle…absolutely thick with palmetto palms, vines, pines and undergrowth. One afternoon I decided to step out back and snap a few pictures. I was… Continue reading When Ignorance Can Be Bliss, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Ancient Bodies on Driftwood Beach, by Beverly Hicks Burch

A few days ago, I changed the header on my blog and started using a potion of a  picture I took at Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island (GA). (I had been using a picture I took in East Tennessee.) I’ve also changed the format of my blog just a tad to give it some freshness… Continue reading Ancient Bodies on Driftwood Beach, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Where the Elite Eat in Their Bare Feet…and Watch Those Toes!, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Recently when we were in the Savannah, GA/Hilton Head, SC area there was an eating experience I wanted to share with Tall & Handsome. A few years back when I had been in Savannah I had ventured out to Tybee Island on recommendation to The Crab Shack. The Crab Shack’s slogan is “where the elite… Continue reading Where the Elite Eat in Their Bare Feet…and Watch Those Toes!, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Pink Oleander, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I love Oleander, although it is poisonous if ingested. So, I certainly don’t plan on creating a meal using oleander. It’s purely a feast for the eyes. This lovely pink oleander is found growing on Tybee Island, GA. © 2012 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.   Save

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The Gate of Final Haven, by Beverly Hicks Burch

A few years ago I was in Savannah, GA on business. I was there by myself so I did a little wandering. I didn’t have much time. I was only there for a day. Savannah is the quintessential Southern city. You can still feel the Old South there, especially downtown. This picture was taken on… Continue reading The Gate of Final Haven, by Beverly Hicks Burch