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Audiobook Review: The Invention of Wings

My book group chose The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd for our August discussion book, and I was in absolute despair over how impossible it would be to find enough time to read it, when it dawned on me that I needed a new audiobook to listen to and this might be the perfect choice. 870 more words

Book Reviews

Writing About Go Set a Watchman

I am working again on a short review of Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee’s recently published first novel, and my work isn’t going anywhere. In fact…I might have to read that book again. 308 more words

Wander With Me

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

I’ve seen this film quite a few times, but not in a while. This viewing is probably as close to a fresh perspective as I can get. 759 more words


Pristine Produce, Property and Pride

For most people, being a foodie involves having the money to eat optionally. Even if you take the positive connotations of the word, the true pursuit of food, its origins and an understanding of its importance, requires travel, study and tasting. 912 more words


A Divided Mind about Our Nation of Two Mindsets

There is a ring of truth to Lois Lerner’s observation, posted to a friend in an e-mail exchange, that Lincoln should have let the South go in 1861 because the North and South really are of two mindsets. 740 more words

Jim Langcuster

Stunning seaside national parks in the American Southeast

While the front porch to the American South offers much in the way of hospitality and soul satisfying cuisine, its outdoor spaces are similarly inviting as well. 400 more words


Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper

as a writer and writing teacher, i adored sharon draper’s (2015) stella by starlight.  in this historical fiction, draper weaves together a story of a young girl’s quest to find her voice as a writer and person in a segregated 1930s Bumblebee, North Carolina, which has recently been plagued by the Klu Klux Klan.   207 more words