Living Southern: Clean Old-Fashioned Hate

College football rivalries in the Southland resemble a Hatfield-McCoy feud.  They are intense, long-lasting, sometimes bitter, and always passionate.  Think Auburn vs. Alabama, USC vs. Clemson, Florida vs. Florida State, Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State, and, of course, my favorite, Georgia vs. Georgia Tech. It may sound like a random collection of words, but Clean … Continue reading Living Southern: Clean Old-Fashioned Hate

Daisy Grace, Louis L’Amour and Fried Chicken Fridays

The search is over.  I found it.  I bought it.  I brought it home.  My library is complete. Recently, I was able to meet, for the first time, Runelle and Ruth, first cousins of my mother.  We had reconnected through email and decided to meet and exchange memories and pictures of our common ancestors. I … Continue reading Daisy Grace, Louis L’Amour and Fried Chicken Fridays

Respecting the Opposition – A Lesson from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This week, we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., the most visible leader of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.  Growing up in Atlanta during that same period gave me a front-row seat on the non-violent protest strategy used by Dr. King.  I must confess to not always understanding, much … Continue reading Respecting the Opposition – A Lesson from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.