BOBBY MAGILL

Journalist • Photographer

Bobby Magill is a senior science writer for Climate Central in New York and a journalist who has covered fracking and the environment in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001. 

A little homesick...

I know, I know. I haven't posted in a while, but only because I'm about to be between jobs and I'm trying to reconcile how blogging might impact my new position. More on that in a future post. Meanwhile, I'm preparing for a very quick trip back down South for a few days between jobs. We're going to visit Atlanta and my hometown of Charleston, S.C., where I was born, raised and schooled. Truth be told, I miss Chucktown immensely, if only because my roots are there and it's one of the country' s most beautiful cities. Steeped in history and a sense of place entirely absent in northern Colorado, Charleston is a place I'm always eager to return to, if only for a couple of days. Charleston will always  be home to me, and it's a great place to be from, but I'm not sure I'd want to live there again. I like the mountains and the vast open spaces of the West just a little more than I like the smell of pluff mud and barbecue wafting through antebellum cobblestone city streets. But I have to have my fill of Southern comfort, so to speak, every two or three years or so.

So, in that spirit, and to sate my homesickness until I'm able to get a bowl of she crab soup on Queen St. and some of Melvin's barbecue over on Folly Road across the street from what used to be the Winn-Dixie (my first job) next week, I found this blog, the Charleston Daily Photo. Even if you've never been to the Holy City, or especially if you've never been there, the blog is worth a visit.