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In my South, the motto is peace, love and biscuits

Below is an excerpt from a column originally published on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to read the full column now. Some people wonder, what makes the South the South? Is it the borders of a group of states? The food? The mindset? Why do we Southerners think of ourselves as having an “otherness,”… Continue reading In my South, the motto is peace, love and biscuits

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‘Twas Bigfoot’s Night Before Christmas: Do you believe in Santa-squatch?

Below is an excerpt from last week's column, which is a bit of Christmas whimsy. Do you believe in Santa-squatch? Please read the full column on SouthernThing.com by clicking here. 'Twas the night before Christmas And down in their burrow Mama Squatch noticed Truman's little brow furrowed, It was time, her son said, To sit… Continue reading ‘Twas Bigfoot’s Night Before Christmas: Do you believe in Santa-squatch?

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The birthplace of Thanksgiving isn’t where you thought it was, historian says

The following post is a guest blog by Wil Elrick. During this time when traveling is difficult, he is writing about places on our bucket list. Raise your hand if you knew that the birthplace of Thanksgiving was controversial. Yes, mine is raised also. In my investigating all things Thanksgiving for our weird bucket list… Continue reading The birthplace of Thanksgiving isn’t where you thought it was, historian says

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Don’t knock canned cranberry sauce, y’all

Below is an excerpt from a column that was published on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to be directed to the full column now or follow the link at the end of the excerpt. Last year, a columnist wrote on It's a Southern Thing that canned cranberry sauce "is the devil." While I fully respect other… Continue reading Don’t knock canned cranberry sauce, y’all

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We need to talk about socks with sandals

Following is an excerpt of column published on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to be directed to the full column now. You know that time of year when people start wearing shorts with long-sleeve sweatshirts? It's kind of an offshoot of the Southern fall, when we have no idea if it will be 85… Continue reading We need to talk about socks with sandals