Southern Thing Column

Rules of the Banana Sandwich are simple and finite

The column excerpted below originally appeared on It's a Southern Thing. To read the column in its entirety on SouthernThing.com, click here. Banana-and-mayo sandwiches are one of God’s simple pleasures: Cheap, easy to make and filled with that tangy-sweet combination that makes your mouth happy. Do I care that non-Southerners poke fun at this creation… Continue reading Rules of the Banana Sandwich are simple and finite

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Let’s not judge 2020 too harshly; after all, someone invented Golden Girls masks

The column excerpted below appears on It's a Southern Thing. To go to the full column now, click here. Poor 2020. We need to stop blaming it for all our woes. But here we are nearing the halfway point of the year and already its reputation is so damaged it’s unlikely to recover. Sure, we’ve… Continue reading Let’s not judge 2020 too harshly; after all, someone invented Golden Girls masks

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Oh the places we’ll go with quarantine lifted

As a few states begin making plans to reopen our economy and lift restrictions on sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, our imaginations have begun to run wild. Suddenly, social media posts are about what we want to do and where we want to go once we go back to a more normal life.… Continue reading Oh the places we’ll go with quarantine lifted