Category Archives: Southern Stuff

All gone, to look for America

Along Highway 80 in Alabama, in that lonely stretch west of Selma, there’s a derelict gas station. It’s been closed for years. When I lived in Montgomery in the mid-80s, it had already been closed for years. It’s at the … Continue reading

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The Wisdom Of The Oak

I’m not one to put stock in things like the Farmer’s Almanac long-range forecasts. I don’t pay attention to which way the wooly bears are crossing the road, or what their stripes look like. In the interest of fairness to … Continue reading

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The Southern Way Of Cold

We’re coming out of the record or near-record cold snap today. Brief though it was, it really threw many of us Southerners for a loop. In my part of Mississippi, we’ll see lows in the 20s fairly often in winter … Continue reading

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The Tree Spirits of St. Simon’s Island

St. Simon’s Island is one of those lesser-known gems of the southeast United States. It sits about an hour north of Jacksonville, beside Brunswick, Georgia. It’s a beautiful little island community that has somehow escaped the overbuilding and commercialism that … Continue reading

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Kudzu Is Coming

Someone asked the question on a mailing list – why is kudzu in some places in the south, and not other places? I think it’s a combination of luck and location. It would be interesting to find the places where … Continue reading

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