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RiverRun 2017

I’m very excited! We are going to see a bunch of movies at the RiverRun Film Festival in Winston-Salem. We have tickets for 8 feature films and 2 shorts collections. 56 more words


Manly Wade Wellman: The Voice of the Mountains

My article on Manly Wade Wellman, once known as “the dean of fantasy writers,” is featured on the Abbeville Institute’s blog:

Manly Wade Wellman never penned an autobiography, despite the fact he published 500 stories and articles, won the World Fantasy Award and Edgar Allan Poe Award, and even edged out William Faulkner to win the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Award in 1946. 138 more words

Fantasy Fiction

Southlandish! * Madness Happens * the ACC in the NCAA

This graphic seems a pertinent thing to post as 9 (!) Atlantic Coast Conference schools made it to the Big Dance. Leading the conferences in NCAA bids, I might add. 8 more words



When I was 14 or 15, a frequent habit in my family was to go to church on Sunday and then have our big meal, usually in the dining room instead or the breakfast nook off the kitchen. 370 more words

A Day In This Life

~A Study In Death~

Yesterday, a friend of mine passed away after a three-year battle with cancer. She is the second friend I have lost these last two years, and it is no way easier to process the pain I feel. 174 more words


Confessions of a blue dot in a red state

First, let me start off by saying I have always been opinionated; obnoxiously so to many of the people around me. My grandmother always described me as someone who “would argue with a fencepost, come hell or high water.” I suppose in many ways, despite being significantly older, slightly more patient, and perhaps a bit wiser, not much has really changed. 234 more words


JayMan: The Genetics of the American Nations

JayMan has an excellent article at Unz.com on the genetics of the American Nations:

“And now, a new paper in Nature bears out the genetic roots of the American nations.

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