i’m not here for your negativity

This weekend, I was wandering through a newly-discovered antique shop in Chattanooga. It was my Un-Wedding Day and I was looking for something – anything – that held some meaning. So, just before we made our way out the door, I discovered a small metal plate from the New York World’s Fair of ’64-’65. This…

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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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