A Jacksonville acquaintance had learned that a huge federal project was approved to build a barge canal across the peninsula. Did Marjorie Harris Carr know? Carr, taking that 1962 call at her home in Micanopy, admitted that she didn’t, but promised the woman that she would investigate. That call became her calling.
Lessons from the Marjories
Our Dinner with Marjorie
When friends came to visit author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings at her rural wooden farmhouse, they could be sure of several things: good conversation, stiff drinks, and a sumptuous meal.
For the Everglades, the Best Way to Care: Go There
A century ago, most Floridians viewed the Everglades as menacing wastelands. As a professor at Rollins College, Leslie Kemp Poole has found that nothing helps her students — and people overall — know and care about the Everglades more than to visit it themselves.
Watching Hurricane Season from the Front Porch
As changing climate conditions cause hurricanes to get larger and move more slowly, author Leslie K. Poole examines the relationships between Floridians and these massive storms.
Searching for Granny’s Phlox
For author Leslie Kemp Poole, phlox offer a wave of nostalgia for her grandmother’s front yard that would explode with the flowers when she was a child.
‘A Unique Perfection’
Author and professor Leslie Kemp Poole shares how Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings reminds us that we need to find our own moments and places of enchantment, however small they are or however brief the experience—especially a flowering tree—and let them enrich our days.