Ironman Strong!

Ironman Strong!

IT IS 4:30 A.M. ON A WEEKDAY WHEN A MOTHER OF FIVE WAKES UP, slips on her running shoes and leaves her house in darkness to join a small group on a seven-mile run. This is her routine four mornings a week. She will swim a few miles in a pool or cycle 20 miles through...
Eat Local

Eat Local

Just listening to Kim Hines tell stories about the farmers and food that make up the Augusta Locally Grown community is enough to inspire you to put down the wilted kale in your grocery cart and head straight for the farmer’s market. As Augusta Locally Grown’s...
Family, Friends & Music

Family, Friends & Music

IT’S REFRESHING—a place where Christmas is not a deadline or a contest. Here in River Island, at the Craftsman-style home of Ed Turner and Sheryl Jolly, simplicity is the greatest detail and family is the greatest gift. Both of them are Southern born and...
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Should you be reading this? I mean, it’s December, right? Don’t you have cards to write? Cookies to bake? A party to get ready for? Have you made that hair appointment? Your house isn’t really Christmasy enough yet, is it. You need to buy the tree, get the ornaments...
A Toast to the Season

A Toast to the Season

Oglethorpe University in Atlanta is home to the Crypt of Civilization, the oldest and largest multimillennial time capsule in the world. Sealed on May 28, 1940, the capsule is not to be opened until May 28, 8113. “Until that time,” reads an elaborate plaque welded to...
Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene

“Come forth into the light of things; let Nature be your teacher.” BRITISH ROMANTIC POET WILLIAM WADSWORTH (1770-1850) was captivated by the mystical and dynamic relationship between the individual and the outdoors, penning such lyrical classics as “Tintern Abbey” and...