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Tell Me What Donut You Prefer, and I'll Tell You Who You Are

Have you ever thought really hard about donuts? Like, 7,000 words hard? Keaton Lamle did, The Bitter Southerner published it, and it’s very much worth the reading — an extended meditation on food, America, capitalism, regional identity, and the future. 310 more words


Air Cooled Seats?

Are air-cooled/vented seats a gimmick? I live in the American South where the summer humidity creates a miniature Amazon Rain-forest in cars with dark interiors; especially those with leather. 106 more words

Thoughts, Opinions, And Trends

New Orleans, Louisiana

After a day in the sun and swamp on Dauphin Island, Alabama, we drove into New Orleans, where we would spend three rainy days exploring the city. 52 more words


'Men We Reaped' by Jesmyn Ward

I first read Jesmyn Ward around the time of my A Levels. My parents had gone to hear her speak at a literary event and came home full of praise and copies of  402 more words


Lit rec #141: "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." (1884)

The first American work in vernacular. Set aside the PC debate and read it for what it is, a good yarn. HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain.

John Muir On The 'Negroes' Of The American South

John Muir often wrote soaring prose about the beauties and majesties of nature, about how the outdoors were our ‘natural cathedrals’; he urged his fellow human beings to leave behind their sordid, grubby, weekday cares and let themselves be elevated by the sublime qualities of hill and vale and river and babbling brook. 915 more words