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Disturbing Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

This book has floated on the edge of my awareness for quite some time now. When I spotted a copy in the bargain bin at a used bookshop in Wellington, I thought, why not? 5,511 more words

Book Reviews

How ‘bout a Little Bourbon with Your Philosophy?

Over at the Abbeville Review, John Devanny offers a highly readable and invaluable introduction to the South, the predominant attitudes and values that define it, and how it is changing. 199 more words


When Pigs Fly

Dear Dixie:
I need some advice. Me and my boyfriend are getting married in a couple of weeks and we’ve been fighting about the honeymoon. We both agree that a weekend at the Talledega Speedway will be the perfect getaway, but he doesn’t want to leave until the next weekend after the wedding. 246 more words

Advice Column

Churlish Behavior. Goose and gander.

Expected to hear something. But no. Not a peep. Not a hoot or a holler. About either situation.


Why is praise so difficult?

Are accolades only to be given to those on your side? 1,157 more words


Fifty Shades of Ray

I’m not one for sharing a lot of personal stuff, but I need to come clean about something.  Public confession is all the rage these days, so here goes.  723 more words

Life In Alabama

When Pigs Fly

I heard that “The Pig” had closed in Dadeville, AL.

Piggly Wiggly grocery stores have been an icon in the South for nearly one hundred years.  239 more words

Life In Alabama

Joe Cain Day in Mobile

 On Sunday, February 15, I am hosting a pre-Mardi Gras celebration for Joe Cain Day. Joe Cain Day is an event that is unique to Mobile, Alabama. 828 more words