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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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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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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

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Cockspur Island Lighthouse (GA), by Beverly Hicks Burch

This is Cockspur Island Lighthouse, one of the Southern lighthouses of the USA. It’s set on a little piece of land between Fort Pulaski (GA) and Tybee Island (GA) in the Savannah River. As you can see, the lighthouse is in disrepair. I can’t recall ever seeing a lighthouse in this state of ruin. If… Continue reading Cockspur Island Lighthouse (GA), by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Doorway to the Past, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I have a thing about old doors. They’re kind of like walls…if only they could talk. But, in the case of doors, who has passed back and forth over their threshold? What have they held out and shut in, created safe harbor for, or what kind of secrets have they kept secret? This door was… Continue reading Doorway to the Past, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Look What They’ve Done…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Years ago there was a song that had the lyrics…”look what they’ve done to my song, Ma…” I can’t help but hear that song in my head when I see this old Savannah home/building. Located not too far from Telfair Square, I’m sure in it’s heyday it was considered, well, at least something more than… Continue reading Look What They’ve Done…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Stars and Bars, by Beverly Hicks Burch

r Last Saturday after the Race for the Cure, Tall & Handsome and I spent some time taking in some local color. By happenstance we discovered Fort Pulaski. The fort had been built in 1847 and held by the Union, but once South Carolina seceded from the Union in 1860 Georgia followed and then Georgia… Continue reading Stars and Bars, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Driving Miss Bevy, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Driving Miss Bevy By Beverly Hicks Burch It had been a very, very long time since I had smelled the fragrance of salt air that you can whiff only near the coastal areas of any body of ocean water, or for that matter felt the brisk sea breeze as it blew through my hair negating… Continue reading Driving Miss Bevy, by Beverly Hicks Burch