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My Visit to Oak Alley Plantation

New Orleans is one of my favorite places in the world. If the summers weren’t so horribly hot, I would have absolutely zero reservations about moving down there right this minute. 725 more words

New Orleans

My Name is Not Friday is a younger generation's Twelve Years a Slave

My Name is Not Friday, by Jon Walter (Jan. 2016, David Fickling Books), $18.99, ISBN: 9780545855228

Recommended for ages 12-18

Living in an orphanage in the South at the end of the Civil War, Samuel is always trying to keep his younger brother, Joshua, out of trouble. 269 more words

Tween Reads

T-Minus 5 Days...

I leave NYC for 3.5 months in just 5 days, and it’s starting to feel real y’all. The nerves are setting in.  Am I prepared to leave my life behind for 3.5 months? 985 more words

November 9, 2014 (version 2 of 2)

New York City

November 9, 2014                                         Aen. 1.405-409

An aside:

Some will disapprove of my writing these open letters to you. I am tempted to say that they can go to hell. 1,661 more words


November 2, 2014 (version 2 of 2)

New York City

November 2, 2014                                         Aen. 1.1-7, 94-101, 203

I sing of arms and a man, who was first from the shores of Troy 3,188 more words


* All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank

All The Single Ladies might work for you if (1) you can stand 300+ pages of (upper) middle-age women supposedly enjoying their singlehood but in fact actively hunting for Mr. 92 more words


Love and Duty: Foreword (version 2 of 2)

In the tiny Southern town where I was born and bred, one morning at the close of the nineteenth century, a boy of about six or seven walked into a general merchandise store. 3,009 more words