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Cultural Gentrification and You

It started with a simple enough inquiry about mason jars. A coworker asked me where to get a few so of course, being the Southern belle that I am, I asked what the use of the jars would be for. 1,404 more words


Porch Sittin'

Last October the Redhead and I moved to the country.

Our homestead is a half-day’s hike on the double-time from Horseshoe Bend, a little spot  on the Tallapoosa River where Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek Indian Nation and acquired twenty-three million acres in the process.  246 more words

Life In Alabama

Southern Does Not Equal Racist...

I was appalled and saddened to discover that the killer of Philando Castille was acquitted of all charges and will receive no penalty. I believe he should have, at least, received the charge of involuntary manslaughter. 764 more words


A Personal Note on Writing

There is nothing to writing.  All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

Hemingway wrote that.  I know this because I read almost every word he published.  256 more words

Life In Alabama

Stock Up: This Father’s Day treat Dad to breakfast in bed

Why is it moms get all the fun? Breakfast in bed can be enjoyed by dads as much as moms and we’ve got three things we think Dad will enjoy seeing on his breakfast plate. 632 more words

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Decoration Day

I am reposting a piece from a few years ago. Not only is today Memorial Day and Decoration Day; it would have been Daddy’s 91st birthday. 484 more words



My friend has a son who is 10. I have been in a room with him. But, we haven’t actually been introduced other than “This is my friend, Kitty.” directed to his grandmother, who was in the room at the same time. 311 more words

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