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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Seven Steps for Staying Home

We’re in a weird time, y’all. But I don’t need to tell you that – I’m sure you’re just as affected, if not more so, by the recent events attacking not only our nation, but our world. Personally, I realize I’m holding onto a lot of fear about how all of this is going to…

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there is still goodness : a review of Brandi Carlile’s Ryman Residency

Y’all, I’ve got a girl crush. It’s hard to put into words all the feelings I felt after attending Brandi Carlile’s 6th and final show at The Ryman two nights ago. But like W said as we crawled into the bed at 1 AM on a Wednesday morning, “I feel like I just got back…

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