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
Help me out here. I’m trying to understand. Especially now, during the current uptick in the Covid-19 pandemic and with what is happening with doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel all across our country. But [...]
If you love animals and the special bonds that form between them and humans, or if you simply need a reminder that love and kindness still exist in our topsy-turvy world, you will identify with [...]
This trio came to mind after a bunch of recent Facebook posts referenced several former classmates and students who excelled at music. You probably think you know where I’m headed here, and you could be [...]
Several times in recent days I’ve been asked why, as a historian, I haven’t had more to say on social media about current social and political issues and events, particularly as they relate to the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]