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Hard Days

The photo above is one my most cherished possessions.  It was a gift from Gathan and Lavonda Burns, a logging family in north Alabama.  It hangs in a frame made from old barn wood, next to another scene of the same man. 697 more words

Life In Alabama

Honoring Robert E. Lee

While ‘mainstream’ America honors others, true Southrons honor the memory of General Robert E. Lee. 9 more words

I is for The Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd is a well researched work of historical fiction, one, to an extent, that rights a grievous wrong. It’s the territory of fiction to be able to do that: make things right. 932 more words


Dixie's Neo-Classical Beauty vs Post-Modern Ugliness

The international (((media))) is fawning over the completion of Hamburg, Germany’s new Elbphilharmonie music hall – a post-modern monstrosity designed by “Swiss” firm Herzog & de Meuron… 506 more words


Why Do Southerners Continue to Finance the Destruction of Their Children and Culture?

…a friend in Georgia who has been part of the Southern Movement and happened to have a Confederate flag in his garage. One day his grandson came over and asked him why he had that “racist” flag in his garage.

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The Road Goes on Forever*

A day-traveler learns to look for truck stops.

The one alongside Interstate 65 in Clanton, Alabama is one of my frequent haunts.  Located in the geographic center of the state, I crisscross Sweet Home on the asphalt ribbon — always on the way there, or on the way back to here. 268 more words

Life In Alabama

Southlandish! * I Wonder as I Wander

I Wonder as I Wander: A Southern Christmas Carol
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I can vividly recall the first time I ran across this most humble of Christmas carols… 1,198 more words