The Ruins of Charleston – Original Poem

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By Mark A Leon

Fire in the sky as the sun sets over a skyline blessed by God?

A homeless man confesses being lost on a bible made of cardboard

Tears in his eyes 

A child lost behind the beard of intoxicated defeat  

In a city of color, we are divided in black and white 

Raise your glass from the rooftop

A toast to a town in the ruins of wealth 

A history of soul searching 

A future building to the clouds of an urban ladder to heaven 

Coastal cowboys and cowgirls in this new Southern frontier 

The new South rolling in the green grass of money from the bankers laughing at the shadows of the past 

Leaders lining their satin pants with the tickle of power celebrating on yachts and balconies high above the minions of despair.

Statues fall

Corruption watered down by craft beer 

How about an oyster for the erotic spirit of this vacation hideaway 

Let our butler take your bags 

Let your worries fade into the sparkling bubbles 

Steamy nights await

Welcome to Charleston 

Southern values on a Southern cross where all are welcome 

Always a smile y’all 

Always hospitable 

Kick back and let us wipe away those fears 

Step right up to the plush escape of jewel of the coast?

CharlestonCon – Sunday, March 7, 2021

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CharlestonCon is a collectors’ mecca convention located in the beautiful City of Charleston, South Carolina. Striving to be South Carolina’s best and truest comic convention featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As a long-time collector of comics and pop culture items the promoter brings South Carolina an event that will satisfy any fandom!

Official Website

CharlestonCon will have over 100 exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including: 

?comic books        ? magazines         ? toys                                ? video games 

?movies                 ? wrestling           ? sci-fi                                ? fantasy television 

?anime manga      ? cosplay              ? artwork sketches          ? apparel  

In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are guaranteed in attendance for fans to meet and greet. This will be one show not to miss!

SUNDAY MARCH 7, 2021 | TIME: 10:00AM – 5:00PM   

Show Update: Masks will be mandatory for admission to the show. Temperature will be taken at Registration. We will also have Hand Sanitizer Stations throughout the show.

Virtual Book Club -Lowcountry at High Tide – Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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Date And Time

Tue, February 23, 2021

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ESTLocation 


Online EventEvent description Christina Butler joins us to discuss their book, Lowcountry at High Tide: A History of Flooding, Drainage, and Reclamation in Charleston

Join author Christina Rae Butler as she discusses her book Lowcountry at High Tide: A History of Flooding, Drainage, and Reclamation in Charleston.

Join author Christina Rae Butler as she discusses her book Lowcountry at High Tide: A History of Flooding, Drainage, and Reclamation in Charleston

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  • Use the code DHBOOKCLUB for free shipping

About the Authors: 

Christina R. Butler is a professor at the American College of the Building Arts, an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston, and owner of Butler Preservation L.C., which specializes in historic property research. She is the author of Ansonborough: From Birth to Rebirth and several National Register listings. Butler has a B.A. in historic preservation and an M.A. in history from the College of Charleston/Citadel joint program.

About the Book:

The signs are there: our coastal cities are increasingly susceptible to flooding as the climate changes. Charleston, South Carolina, is no exception, and is one of the American cities most vulnerable to rising sea levels. Lowcountry at High Tide is the first book to deal with the topographic evolution of Charleston, its history of flooding from the seventeenth century to the present, and the efforts made to keep its populace high and dry, as well as safe and healthy.

For centuries residents have made many attempts, both public and private, to manipulate the landscape of the low-lying peninsula on which Charleston sits, surrounded by wetlands, to maximize drainage, and thus buildable land and to facilitate sanitation. Christina Butler uses three hundred years of archival records to show not only the alterations to the landscape past and present, but also the impact those efforts have had on the residents at various socio-economic levels throughout its history.

Wide-ranging and thorough, Lowcountry at High Tide goes beyond the documentation of reclamation and filling and offers a look into the life and the history of Charleston and how its people have been affected by its unique environment, as well as examining the responses of the city over time to the needs of the populace. Butler considers interdisciplinary topics from engineering to public health, infrastructure to class struggle, and urban planning to civic responsibility in a study that is not only invaluable to the people of Charleston, but for any coastal city grappling with environmental change.

Illustrated with historical maps, plats, and photographs and organized chronologically and thematically within chapters, Lowcountry at High Tide offers a unique look at how Charleston has kept—and may continue to keep—the ocean at bay.