Opening doors for internally displaced women in Georgia

Overcoming a life of loss, a dynamic Georgian woman now runs a daycare, computer centre, mill and vocational programmes for youth from her home, while also serving on local government. ...more

No you can't.

This is a glimpse of the struggles I faced while teaching in the post-Soviet Republic of Georgia. Caught between culture barrier and fierce patriarchy, the simplest things could become great challenges. For more, visit my blog at, May 17th, 3:30pm ...more

Wild Heaven {On Earth} : A Look at the Spiritual Side of Beer in the South

Off Covington Highway at the bottom of a dead-end dirt road, opposite the old-timey car mechanic on your left, Wild Heaven's newly opened tasting room and brew space is waiting.It's a typical Georgia summer, hot and humid and punctuated with sudden downpours. It rained yesterday. And the day before. Eric Johnson, Wild Heaven's brewmaster, is prepping their Fall seasonal, a Marzen brewed with mission figs....more

Friday Faves: 13th Colony Clay

Friday Faves: 13th Colony Clay There's something super special about flowers in a house...especially in the springtime. I love the color and fragrance they add to a home...and there's a certain "homey" feeling that they add as well....more

Stories of survivors portrayed by journalists in Georgia

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, a story from Georgia, where actors and playwrights are using interactive verbatim theatre to perform real-life stories produced by journalists trained at a UN Women workshop on gender-sensitive reporting. ...more

Sunday Musings

BlogHer – NaBloPoMo – March 2014Sunday MusingsThe past weekend was great! My middle daughter, along with her five-year-old son and seven-week-old daughter, were visiting from Kentucky. On Saturday morning, my youngest daughter, and her seven-month-old son, came in from Georgia, and spent the weekend. I felt so blessed to have two of my daughters and three of my grandchildren for an entire weekend....more

Sea Island

As I mentioned, I was away in Georgia recently for a week.  My mom, sister, sister-in-law, niece, and I rented a house in Sea Island and had a really lovely trip.  My grandmother and aunt were supposed to join us and unfortunately couldn't at the last minute, but everything else went off without a hitch.  I'm stealing liberally from the pictures my family took, because they took more, better pictures than I did!...more

Cheddar's Casual Cafe

Cheddar's1195 Dawsonville Hwy  Gainesville, Georgia 30501(678) 450-4510...more

Scenes from Cumberland Island

After enjoying a day at Cumberland Island, I spent the next day painting with good friends.  I love that I am getting back into color and rougher looking paintings.  Just before I left St. Augustine, where I was staying with friends, I stopped by the Hobby Lobby and picked up more paint.  Can't wait to get to work!   ...more
@Denise  Thank you!  It was such a wonderful trip to the seashore.  Sorry for the late ...more

Spring Adventures at Cumberland Island

By the time my friend and I boarded the ferry to return to Historic St. Marys, we were exhausted.  Cumberland Island had proved to be more vast that we had thought, but we enjoyed exploring every inch that we could. When we arrived at Cumberland Island at the Seacamp Dock around 10, and even though it was late March, the temperature was in the low forties and extremely windy.  We were determined not to let to temperature put a damper on our day....more