One of the things that those of us who’ve been around for a while love to do most is remember and talk about the “good old days.” There’s even a bi-monthly magazine that bears that [...]
one a white newspaper editor, one a black juke-joint owner—
struggling for truth and justice in the Civil Rights-era South.
Dedicated to the ideal of truth, honesty, [...]
Regarding memories being where you find them, did you ever wonder what scuppernongs, doodlebugs, chinquapins, hully gully, and mumblety-peg have in common? No? Well, I sort of assumed you didn’t. And I didn’t wonder about [...]
What happens when chewing tobacco, a Christmas tree, a pony, and a paddle with holes in it cross paths? It’s not pretty, I can tell you.
But it’s what came to mind right off the [...]
In late 2018, when the first edition of South of Little Rock was nearing publication, a friend asked why, after a career in history museums and historical writing and editing, I had taken up writing [...]
“When Lawmakers Howled Like Dogs,” or “The Day They Shut Down Louisiana,” or “Closed” would each also be as appropriate a title for this post as “Throw Me Some of Them Goobers.” All four of [...]