Happy New Year! As 2018 became reality, many of you ushered in the new year over a meal of black eyed peas and cabbage. It’s a Southern culinary tradition that many people observe. I’m going to step out on a limb and say that most of you don’t know why the tradition began. Treason the […]
Southern Agrarianism lost and found There’s a way of living that has almost disappeared from the Southland of the US It’s the mixture of food, farm, and community that’s foreign to the modern Southern conservative and stolen by hipsters who think they’re teaching us healthy living. Southern Agrarians are the forefathers of places like […]
To the culture, to impede someone’s pursuit of happiness is evil. But, is that real evil to them?
In conversations with my Southern friends, our political affections often dissolve into a conversation about our current welfare state. In the United States, taking care of the poor is a problem that has had a slowing effect on our already slowing economic growth. We are not the economic empire we once were, and most people […]
Silver lining on the silver spoon Jacob’s brothers meant him ill when they sold him into bondage. God meant it for good, said the former slave. Let me offer a similar sentiment about the recent events in Thomas Jefferson’s former hometown, Charlottesville, Virginia. There has been a great revival among Christians to disavow themselves of anything […]