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The Weight of Our Forebears

Why does Charleston, SC feel so heavy?

We just got back from Charleston, and while it is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever visited, I also believe its heaviness does not exclusively derive from the pressure of Low Country humid air.

Even by the water with the Atlantic breeze blowing, the weight of what Charleston was and in some ways, still is, gathers…



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Amy Sterling Casil

Amy Sterling Casil


Over 500 million views and 5 million published words. Author of 48 books, former exec, Nebula nominee, poor. Interests: future, human tech, economy, nature.