About Look Away, and My View on the Black Man…

There are three great crimes in the South: murder, being rude, and putting yourself forward. The first will get you hung, the latter two will leave you ostracised and friendless.   I haven't murdered anyone yet and I am as friendly as can be. I am however going to violate the third by daring to put… Continue reading About Look Away, and My View on the Black Man…

Russia will likely remain united long-term but I doubt we will

We all have this image of the US map in our heads, it's symbolism being on par with the flag itself. Michigan, Maine, Florida, and the gulf of Mexico define its eastern borders and a long convex coast its western, with a sock puppet way up in the northwestern corner, i.e. the state of Washington.… Continue reading Russia will likely remain united long-term but I doubt we will

To live and die in Tennessee, and vote

I read in the news that the Tennessee Republican Party recently removed three candidates from the ballot for the seat representing the 5th Congressional District, which includes Atlanta. I mean Charlotte. Sorry, Nashville. Two of them, Ortagus and Starbuck, for not having lived in Tennessee long enough and the third one, a Baxter Lee, for… Continue reading To live and die in Tennessee, and vote

Why ‘Uh-huh’ instead of ‘You’re Welcome?’

Several years ago I heard a Northerner speak critically of how Southerners often say 'uh-huh' instead of 'you're welcome.' To this Northerner it seemed a bit rude. But Southerners (cultural Southerners I mean) are well known for being friendly and polite, so this didn't add up in my mind. I have heard this complaint since,… Continue reading Why ‘Uh-huh’ instead of ‘You’re Welcome?’

Homegrown Southern Progressives: Two Tales

Decide for yourself whether or not the follow two stories are true or at least ring true. There was a young woman in a typical small-town, rural Southern county. She suffered from melancholy and eventually sought some professional help at a local clinic that could provide both counselling as well as prescribe medications if that… Continue reading Homegrown Southern Progressives: Two Tales

QUICK THOUGHT: The Democratic Party’s perfect storm and President Pelosi

I am one of those that doubts the legitimacy of the 2020 election. That Trump could garner 11,000,000 more votes than he did in 2016 and still lose to a man like Biden seems unlikely. Biden at his best was a weak national candidate, but throughout the 2020 campaign it was obvious that he was… Continue reading QUICK THOUGHT: The Democratic Party’s perfect storm and President Pelosi