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Well hello, y'all!


I’ve never been much on introducing myself, and yes, that is strange for a Southerner. I blame in on my Yankee grandfather –a New Yorker. 345 more words


A Bluebird Day

It was a bluebird day in the Heart of Dixie.

Not a cloud in the sky, and although the June heat arrived in May this year, today was pleasant.  457 more words

Life In Alabama

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Since "Throwback Thursday" seems to be in fashion these days, here is a little piece I wrote some time ago.

It's just a wave.

If you find me in my element you’ll discover me visiting with someone drinking sweet tea or iced coffee out of a mason jar. However, I’d much rather listen to Florence and the Machine than country music anything and someone has to explain to me what’s going on in a football game. 613 more words

Songs of the south: Cosmological Constant

Here is a poem I wrote last year about the end of summer, that is appropriate as summer ends and we embrace the beginning of fall. 377 more words


Upcoming Hashtag: #kneehightoagrasshopper

I wanted to make sure everyone knew about this week’s Southernisms hashtag game.  This week’s Southernism is “knee-high to a grasshopper”, a description often used to describe little children.   201 more words


Biscuits and Bourbon: Savor the South Weekend at the O. Henry Hotel

What do you think about when someone mentions “Southern food”? Fried chicken? Hush puppies? Stereotypes of deep-fried everything made Southern fare synonymous with an unhealthy diet, but chefs today are redefining our region’s signature cuisine. 300 more words

North Carolina

Fall Rain

It is all movement and noise, and it surprises me just how relaxing that can be after a week’s work that has been all movement and noise. 165 more words