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Mardi Gras Initiation

The title of this blog post is relatively misleading because I am entering my 2nd Mardi Gras but my first experiencing it as a local. 555 more words

New Orleans

*** Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

You may have many reasons not to read Gone With The Wind: (1) it’s too long (2) it is more history than plot (3) it’s racist (4) I already saw the movie. 341 more words


Digging Up the Dirt

Digging Up the Dirt
A Southern Ladies Mystery

Miranda James
Berkley Prime Crime, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2016

From the back cover: “An’gel and Dickce Ducote, busy with plans for the Athena Garden Club’s spring tour of grand old homes, are having trouble getting the other club members to help. 377 more words


The Profound South, Part II--On the Occasion that You Travel to the Country (within the Country)

Dear Lily June,

As completely un-Southern as it is of me to do, I’m just going to get right to the point with this one. (If you’re confused, see… 2,080 more words

Memories And Memoir

Ta-Nehesi Coates: "Thinking They are White"

Ta-nehesi Coates’s book on racism was one of the most provocative books I read last year. Mr. Coates grew up an impoverished black child in Baltimore, Maryland, managed to escape with an education, and wrote this very revealing book about what it is like to grow up under the tyranny of racism in ’70’s and 80’s America.  582 more words


Southern Food Road Tour: Thibodeaux Joke from Eunice, Louisiana

In Louisiana, there are a ton of jokes devoted to skewering the Boudreaux and the Thibodeaux, which are founding family names, that they have their own Facebook page… 59 more words


Southern Food Road Trip: Bettie's Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie

Humboldt, TN – My AirBnB hostess here, a ferociously charming woman named Christine Warrington, recently moved back home after making her international fortune, with designs on taking out the sitting mayor. 390 more words