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Sara Harrell Banks

The names we choose for our children, pets or any animate object, affects our reality of them. Naming a thing makes you responsible for it, and on a recent trip to Georgia this was made abundantly clear. I’d been invited to speak at a writers’ conference in Athens, and I’d asked my friend, Marsha, to […]

Gardening for the Soul

By Sara Harrell Banks

Southern gardens are as unique and elusive as the “Southern Mystique,” and the memorable ones are fragrant with flowers that bring summer to our hearts. At the heart of each garden is scent, what someone has described as “a power without a name” – a mystery, a sacredness. And for the true gardener, gardens offer […]