‘Tennessee’

I suspect I’ll be largely unsuccessful in this, but I wanted to write about what Tennessee means to me. My sister, Ashley, told me about the band above (Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)  a few months ago. She pointed me to this song, “Tennessee,” and it captures almost perfectly my own sentiments about Tennessee. One of…

The South, Memory, and Meaning

I miss the South these days, which are odd days to miss it, since it’s being smothered by wet heat like a hot towel in a sauna. Nevertheless, the South is my home, and I miss her. I blame Warren Cole Smith for reminding me. To mark the forty-sixth anniversary of Flannery O’Connor’s death, in…

>Simple Creation

>Thanks to Alaiyo for starting this line of thinking. This week, for the first time in many weeks, I took time to enjoy Creation in simple ways. There’s something almost mystical about the life and beauty of the natural world. Something as simple (thank you, Alaiyo) as mowing the yard showcases the versatility of not…