Author Archives: Carol Joy Shannon

About Carol Joy Shannon

A former sailor of the seven seas, living in my beloved Lowcountry, between the blackwater swamps and the saltmarshes, surrounded by pre-revolutionary history.....thinking about current events....painting dinosaurs and other whimsical animals for children, with the occasional abstract or new cityscape for my delightful collectors. The best thing about being a seasoned old salt is sitting down not running around, so...

it’s in the details

Watching birds is a habit I learned from my mom and dad at an early age. Let’s say I was born in 1950 and now you know how early….but I am still learning wonderful things about birds today. It helps … Continue reading

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vines…

in looking for some photos of my son that I had taken with a famous friend, who had just passed away… ….I went down the rabbit hole to 30 years ago, when we all spent a lot of time together… … Continue reading

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escape from BigTech

I am no longer on Fakebook, Instagram or Twatter, but you can find me @CJLowcountryPatriot@gab.com on GAB.com And now and again, I still post random musings here!

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in the reflection of an eye

I love books. I always have. They were my “drug of choice” before I knew what that was, and afterwards. My family always read. My image of breakfast at our house was all of us with a section of newspaper. … Continue reading

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Painting for grandchildren

Or, how we segued from dinosaurs to Ghostbusters and back! Thank you to ZUUL – the dinosaur. Young children run through passionate connections like there is no tomorrow. Which probably seems that way for them. A year of dinosaurs of … Continue reading

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the older bits

In July of 2019 I started writing for MEDIUM. It was a little different platform, showcasing articles from big news organizations alongside essays from little people like me. I liked the concept because it gave me a wider audience, almost … Continue reading

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waving for Jesus

Originally published in MEDIUM CJ SHANNON Oct 14, 2019 · 7 min read we have different ways of serving God and we need the freedom to do so Lest my lovely little bad of loyal readers think I have disparaged … Continue reading

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having faith in a faithless world

Originally published in MEDIUM CJ SHANNON Jul 13, 2019 · 6 min read “glimpses of heaven” © 2019 Carol Joy Shannon I didn’t always talk with people about God. In fact, only in the last few years have I been … Continue reading

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what is “safety?”

Back in the 90s, I lived for 7 months on the border of Slovenija and Croatia — and I do mean on the border: I could see the crossing from the house. The Istrian peninsula is an ancient, beautiful place. … Continue reading

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the squirrels called their friends

Honestly, they did. “My” squirrels are so fat they can hardly get up and down the tree. This, because I bribed them with corn so they wouldn’t steal expensive bird seed. They still steal the bird seed, but now they … Continue reading

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