Two-Pint Profile: Eric Dodd

Interesting questions for interesting people over a couple of pints. By Brewmaster Taylor Lamm, Oconee Brewing Co. What’s the first concert you ever attended? Counting Crows, Chastain park. Pretty good start, right? The Wallflowers opened. My brother took me and I remember Adam Duritz, the lead singer, was just walking through the crowd, hanging out….

In the Garden: Butterflies & Blooms –

Grassroots group of volunteers create sanctuary for native pollinators in the heart of Eatonton Virginia Linch moves through the ranks of freshly-planted walkways like a gentle general, issuing tasks to the troops to help meet the day’s gardening goals. She’s got much to do, but doesn’t want to miss the chance to educate this writer…

In the Spirit: Pickle Juice Cocktails

Photography by Clay Kirkland/Wisecraft Mixology From a part-time hobby, to a way to make ends meet during the recession of 2008, to a full-blown pickling production, Phickles Pickles has truly transformed from their grassroots beginning to a thriving, independent business in Athens. Gone are the days Angie and Phin Tillman’s  friends and family left their…

Sweet Georgia Blues: Where to pick your own this season

Move over peaches and peanuts, Georgia’s got a new top crop. Stop by any of these local farms this season to pick your own and experience the fun of farm-fresh fruit. Note that it’s always best to call ahead to the following farms to check picking conditions and berry availability. Miller Blueberry Farm 1371 Union…

Behind the Brush: A reawakening –

Local artist, Linda Dudley, rediscovers a gift of pastels after 50 years. Never one to sit still, Linda Dudley’s husband, Bill, decided he wanted to try his hand at drawing a few years ago. After a life full of working and raising kids, the two had settled into retirement at Reynolds Lake Oconee, spending their…

By the Book: Welcome Home, Alice

– Photo by Ana Elena Pena – Willie Lee and Minnie Talulah Grant could have never imagined this for their eighth child. Alice Malsenior Walker, born on Feb. 9, 1944, to a sharecropper existence in Putnam County, advanced through grit and talent to become a literary powerhouse, using a humbling existence in the segregated South…

Poetic Insights: Here is the Soul

Here is the Soul Sweet mother south pink thick pintos chow-chow butter beans okra and tomatoes white rice, cube steak gravy  black-eyed peas and mustard greens don’t forget the pepper sauce— here is my heart in a to-go plate autumn red maple rivers of blood black, brown, white come on in, baby sweet children tired…

Player profile: Kevin Kisner

Kevin Kisner, American professional golfer currently playing on the PGA Tour, sat down with his former University of Georgia golf coach, Jim Douglas, to answer questions on golf, family, food, and everything in between. How do you relax? I go off the grid at home – no cell phone – just spend time with my…

Up to Par: Recalling the shots

Golf Digest contributing editor reflects on ‘more trips to the Masters than any man deserves.’ When friends learn you’ve been lucky enough to attend the Masters, they tend to tell you about it, even if they’ve never been. “The grass….no weeds, right?” “Much hillier than you can see on television, right?” “How about those pimento…

In the Spirit: Azaleas in Bloom

The Augusta National is known for its lush banks of bright azaleas – inspiration for a signature drink that masterfully blends the sweet and the sour. With the Masters being one of the most exclusive sporting events in the world and tickets hard to come by, if you find yourself no able to attend, you…