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A Terrible Beauty

Weapons hold a special place in all cultures. The tradition of a special bond between the weapon and its owner is one we see often in history, folklore, and literature.  456 more words


Hamptons Lane - November 2014

Hamptons Lane is great. They are basically my ideal subscription box – they deliver a jam-packed box full of food and kitchen items, are reasonably priced for the value, and best of all you can preview the box and decide ahead of time if you want to buy that one. 660 more words

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Celtic Influence in the South

Fiona Ritchie, founder, producer, and host of NPR’s award winning The Thistle & Shamrock Celtic music program signs copies of her book, Wayfaring Strangers:  The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. 128 more words

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All y'all should read this!

(As I have mentioned before, I belong to a blogging group called See Jane Write. Each November SJW founder Javacia Harris Bowser challenges all the members to publish a new blog post each day of the month — to #bloglikecrazy. 475 more words

Southern Traditions

Bruce Springsteen on Flannery O'Connor

Last week, I noted the similarity between acting and writing. In this interview with the New York Times book review, Bruce Springsteen discusses the literary influences on his songwriting and his life: 110 more words


My Tribute to North Carolina Barbecue

Fall has arrived, and a lot of folks in North Carolina are roasting pigs on the fire. I haven’t managed to trek to a good BBQ joint in a while, so I’ll have to settle for this mouth-watering video of the world-famous pits at Lexington Barbecue. 13 more words

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Historians discuss Southern identities

Recently, a local Wilmington, North Carolina historian, Bernhard Thuersam, and I attended an unusual conference of scholars at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia—I say unusual because it’s rare these days for American academics to gather for discussions of Southern traditions, especially when these include: “moral, political, philosophical, religious and constitutional topics.” These quotes came in a “call for papers” from the Abbeville Institute (www.abbevilleinstitute.org). 481 more words

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