Some of the best years of my life were spent in Charleston, South Carolina. It’s where I went back to college, where I met my best friends, where I discovered myself. It’s where my mother and sister now live, and the place I most fondly return to.
The College of Charleston is an absolute gem. I signed up to be a physics major and left with 100+ hours toward an English degree. I went back twice, sidelined all three times by the allure of the sea.
The first time was when I sailed off on my own boat to the Bahamas. The second time was when I jumped on a ship bound for Hong Kong. The final time was to take a job on a boat in New York. I will go back one day and finish that degree.
When the College of Charleston magazine got in touch to run a story on the changes in the publishing world, it led to a series of interviews, emails, and a funky photo shoot. It culminates in this amazing article by Alicia Lutz. Dennis Goldsberry, a professor we both had, should be proud. He changed the major of an old hack like me, and he produced a brilliant journalist like this.