Welcome to my blog. Here are some true tales about growing up Southern and some stories about how everyday things are sometimes more meaningful than they seem.
It Happened Like This & Other Stuff
We all get surprises in our lives. Some good. Some bad. And some downright weird. When you’re about to start a new job and you get a surprise that’s 2,000 or more years old, you [...]
While mowing my back yard one day last summer, I got to thinking about cemeteries. And not because our lot backs up to one—or to get technical, a memorial park. It was the mowing that [...]
He warned me. I give him that. And he didn’t punish me, and I was grateful for that. I still have a scar from the experience, though. I see it every time I eat, wash [...]
I don’t remember his last name, and I’m no longer sure his first name was Duncan, but that’s how I always think of him. Duncan, the grocery delivery man.
Long before Amazon, Instacart, Wegmans, and others [...]
A while back in a blog post about eating squirrels when growing up in southern Arkansas, I mentioned the single time my daddy took me hunting for raccoons, or “coons” as everyone called them. We [...]
A number of years ago, when I was living in Nashville, Tennessee, and traveling the country for the American Association for State and Local History, I was called home to Arkansas while on a trip [...]