Column, Southern Stuff

Southerners fake? What does this Boston columnist know?

A Boston columnist says we're all fake, y'all. The nerve. Read my response in an excerpt below of this week's column from SouthernThing.com.  To read the rest of the full column, click here or click the link at the end of the excerpt. Is there such a thing as being too nice? If there is, you… Continue reading Southerners fake? What does this Boston columnist know?

Blog Post, Southern Stuff

The time I saw those little stars above my head

"The time I saw those little stars above my head" is excerpted from the book "Not Quite Right: Mostly True Tales About a Weird News Reporter," available at local and online booksellers. For a signed copy, email kellykazek@kellykazek.com. Cost is $15 + $4 shipping. Read more about the book here. So here’s how it happened: One… Continue reading The time I saw those little stars above my head

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18 words that mean something different in the south

We southerners are known for our flair for creating new and colorful language but sometimes we also give new meanings to old words. Click here to read a list I wrote for It's a Southern Thing and see a list of 18 fun words below: Carry: To transport; ie., “She carried the kids over to… Continue reading 18 words that mean something different in the south

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A Southern girl will always need her daddy

I made this for Meme Friday in honor of my dad, Charles Caldwell, who died in 2008 at the age of 68. When he died, I was 42 years old and I was an orphan. Funny how no matter how old you are, when your parents are gone, you feel adrift, like you're swimming without… Continue reading A Southern girl will always need her daddy