Welcome to Author John Milton Pruitt's Blog & Content Platform for all those Passionate about Coastal Life.

Tales of the Tide

Experiencing the Southeastern Coast through Essays, Artwork, Photography and Video.

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Travel to places “where land mingles with the sea, where pristine marshlands are puzzled by winding creeks, where hidden bays are painted by the sun and jeweled by the moon, where threads of barrier coastline connect stories of the Atlantic. Places that breathe in the nourishing ocean tide and breath out an abundance of fascinating life born in shallow nurseries; places that have taught me and held me and always welcome me back home.”

Tales of the Tide is a collection of essays about living and loving Maryland’s Eastern Shore and the Carolina Lowcountry. In a book that is part humor, part nostalgia and reverence, and part instruction
in living the coastal experience to its fullest, essayist John Milton Pruitt shares a lifetime of stories, tall tales, advice and recipes in this unique volume sure to please both coastal dwellers and those experiencing this world for the first time.

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What's New

The Great Debate

Whatever happened to the middle ground?  A place where opposing views would concede to the benefit of the doubt. A place where we recognize that

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Coming out of Morehead City, Highway 70 works mostly north to negotiate the narrowing high ground. Over Salters Creek Bridge and just past Wildlife Ramp

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The Thin Green Line

The coast pulls hard on people and pilgrimages to the sea amount to sacred rituals. People come down off mountains. They flee landlocked cities, towns,

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Artist Spotlight

Artist Bruce Chandler

Bruce Chandler was born in South Carolina and attended the Maryland School of Art and Design. She is a Signature Member of both the International

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