I have an article about Andra Watkins in this week’s Charleston Currents!

Charleston Currents 8.4.2014 article snippet

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to write an article about Andra Watkins‘ book talk and signing at the Charleston County Public Library for the Charleston Currents. I was really excited about the opportunity to share information about her book and the event at the Library with a wider audience. Here’s a brief Continue Reading →

Liveblog: BarCampCHS5 Session 5 – Self-Defence

Presenter: Carin who works for Bibliolabs and is a ninja by night.  That’s not really true.Teacher at charlestonisshinryu.com/xkiai/ – 2 dojos one on the Air Base and ESAC on Dorchester Rd. just above Ashley Phosphate. Her style:Isshinryu karateOkanowan style – currently part of Japan, but it has a separate cultural identity.  A lot of the Continue Reading →

Liveblog: BarCampCHS5 Session 4 – Pro Photography Techniques with Amateur Equipment

Presenter: Joseph Nienstedt @joel8x (sp) We need to know how to take better pics with our cell phone cameras. Principles of PhotographyVision – what’s the subject?  the story you’re trying to tell?Composition – what are you including in the picture?  How are you going to isolate image & tell the story?Light You can control those Continue Reading →

Liveblog: BarCampCHS5 Session 3 – Ingress

Presenter: LabThug (Resistance) “The world around you is not what it seems.” Ingress is a massively multiplayer online game, but the game happens in the real world. 2 sides, Resistance (blue) Enlightened (green) Uses the GPS in your phone.  The scanner app runs on your phone as you’re playing. Instead of sitting in front of Continue Reading →

Liveblog: BarCampCHS5 Session 2 – TV Commercials That Are Actually Good

Speaker: John john@artsandsci.com @sciandarts facebook.com/artsandsci BMW commercial….about delivering pizza.   10 Kinds of TV Commericals You Meet in Heaven He worked at Arnold Worldwide in Boston, so he wrote a lot of commercials.  Why do they matter? TV Commercials Don’t really matter Too expensive to make & air – and it’s not even measureable like Continue Reading →

Liveblog: BarCampCHS5 Session 1 – Coffee

The consensus of the room is that Irish Coffee would be the ideal coffee giveaway. 😉 Speaker: Brad Mallett Coastal Coffee Roasters Coffee grows between the Tropics. Mythology and History of coffee Caldee (sp) a goat herder who took his goats to escape some trouble. He fell asleep in a coffee plant area and woke Continue Reading →

Gaillard Center Graves Excavations Talk at CCPL

Speakers: Dr. Eric C. Poplin of Brockington Associates, Inc. hosted by Nic Butler at CCPL The graves were found at the corner of Anson and George in the Spring of 2013.  No one was sure when they were put there.  The City called in the experts. May 1 – Dr. Poplin’s program talked about the Continue Reading →

BarCampCHS Session 4 (ish) We Named the Dog Indiana

Presenter: Cairn Boone (SP?  I can’t see her tag well) @fortune_n_glory She does encounter snakes, esp. copperheads.  She works out at Drayton Hall. She has a dinosaur.  Archaeologists dig dinosaurs…but they don’t dig them up. She doesn’t carry a weapon.  They tell her that you get the whip with the PhD. Who do you tend Continue Reading →

BarCampCHS Session 3 (ish) Scrivener

Presenter: Andra Watkins The Accidental Cootchie Mama She’s working on her second novel now. (Fiction, suspense) Scrivener! Is writing software for Mac & Windows. There are two kinds of writers: the outliners, and the pantsers.  The outliners do tons of research or backstory planning before they begin.  There are also writers like Andra who has Continue Reading →