Author Archives: CJS

About CJS

living in my beloved Lowcountry, between the blackwater swamps and the saltmarshes, surrounded by pre-revolutionary history.....thinking about current events....painting the wonderful cities that make up our heroic country....hoping we can save it from apathy, and our enemies....pondering a life of adventure from the comfort of age

a hurricane that wasn’t, a show I didn’t do, and a weekend of changing everything

We’ve been in the crosshairs before, and lost trees and power to Matthew and Irma, so we were prepped and ready for Florence. I was supposed to do a show in Augusta GA this weekend, a hundred miles up a … Continue reading

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I’ve been in the same place all along!

Well, not really, but it occurred to me this morning how much Beaufort resembles a clone of Key West and Charleston.  There’s a good reason for that, of course: all were built and settled by sea captains and their families, … Continue reading

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what did you think would make you happy?

Continuing on the idea of reflection — I have a 26 mile drive into town, so… I thought about what I might have wished for when I was 18, diving into the world.  I don’t remember what I wished for.  … Continue reading

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Living well is the best revenge*

* a quote from Gerald Murphy (see end) Jimmy Buffet did “A Pirate Looks at Forty” but a lot of us, including Jimmy, are now looking at a much bigger number, and it generates a certain degree of self-reflection. My … Continue reading

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Sorry, but all y’all can’t possibly move here…even if you want to!

Over the course of my life, I’ve had the good fortune to live in some of the world’s great places.  I grew up on the coast of Maine, lived all over the state of Florida, including Key West and Miami … Continue reading

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It’s been awhile….

…but sometimes it’s better to let some space settle in between thoughts!  Like a couple of years of space! No matter, no one reads this blog, anyway! What I’ve been thinking about lately is how the world has changed since … Continue reading

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what everyone wants   I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately, what everyone wants.  It seems like everyone in America is on edge or talking about the rest who are.  I credit that to the election and the world … Continue reading

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