mourning the loss of “the south”

In the past month, country groups Lady A(ntebellum) and The (Dixie) Chicks have revisited the names they’ve held for years in response to The Black Lives Matter movement and an increasing sensitivity towards racist behaviors. Splash Mountain, based on the long-forgotten and problematic film “Song of the South,” is rebranding. And Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede…

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writing through it

Y’all wouldn’t believe it by looking at this blog, but I have written so much these last few months. My finger has hovered over the Publish button, waiting for some kind of permission to post, then re-thinking my action and saving my thoughts for another day. There is so much going on. 2020 is a…

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on mothering:

I’m not a mom. Not yet, at least. I’ve got a pasture full of 13 babies that have brought me to tears with their first breaths, but none of them are truly mine. In fact, I can barely get my hands on them, but I love them just the same. Because that’s what being a…

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simply being : 4.17.20

I don’t know about y’all, but I feel like I’ve done everything and nothing this week. What is it with this life? The days are starting to fly by! But anyways, this is what’s up: Listening: Kacey Musgraves’ Same Trailer Different Park As the days have slowed down, I’ve found myself drifting back to this…

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