Parachute Powell: A visit with a Modern-Day Zeb

While making an appearance at Litchfield Books in South Carolina, I had the opportunity to interview a World War II veteran. Powell was parachute infantryman during World War II. A job he volunteered for, after volunteering for the Army. Like an elder Jimmy Fallon, the handsome Powell is quick to laugh and does so often. [Read More…]

It's the Gullah Way

His wife and other Gullah ladies made the quilt, Andrew Rodrigues said. It was on display for many months at the White House — a tribute to Michelle Obama. I happened upon Rodrigues (that’s Portuguese, not Spanish) on Pawleys, where he is the museum director to family collection of Gullah history. Inside the three-room building, [Read More…]