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Dirty Boots: A Column of Critical Thinking, Border Crossing and Noblesse Oblige

Among the array of colorful posters and artworks in my office are two that I intentionally placed on the wall right above my desk. One is a cardboard… 675 more words

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#throwbackthursday: Go to Church . . .

Since it’s Holy Thursday (and Easter is this Sunday), it seems like a good time to remind everyone of the message on this infamous sign facing the northbound lanes of I-65 between Montgomery and Birmingham. 57 more words

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Dirty Boots: A Column of Critical Thinking, Border Crossing, and Noblesse Oblige

When the Hollywood agent OJ Berman first meets Paul Varjack at Holly Golightly’s wild party in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, OJ asks the handsome young writer, “Is she or isn’t she?” Paul doesn’t know what he’s talking about at first, and Berman has to clarify: 415 more words

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Deep Southern Gardening Mystery #10

This bush is in a yard in residential neighborhood, built in the 1960s and 1970s, that I pass on the way to pick up my son each afternoon. 45 more words

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Southern Movie 34: "Drums in the Deep South"

By modern standards, the 1951 movie Drums in the Deep South is pure kitsch. This highly stylized, melodramatic film is set in Georgia in the 1860s, first at the onset of the Civil War and later near the end, and involves the often-seen conundrums of the Civil War: … 2,990 more words

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Feeding the Family, Part One

When I ask my kids what they want from the grocery store, their answers are usually not the ones I hope for. Among the common requests are individually packaged snack foods and sugary drinks. 1,294 more words

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