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
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 [...]
I love how the Internet and my smartphone allow me to hold a massive virtual library in my hand and search for almost anything I want to, when I want to. Like checking the statistics [...]
Late last summer in a special issue about the South, Time magazine carried an article about how immigrant food entrepreneurs are blending the new with the old in restaurants across the region, thereby increasing acceptance [...]
Have you ever stood in line at an airport carousel trying to spot your luggage and thought about how most bags look alike? Or silently swore because this sameness makes your bag hard to spot? [...]
Music does many things for us. It lifts our spirits, brings us together, inspires us, soothes us, and even eases our pain. We love to hear our favorite songs over and over, in part because [...]