Wasting Away in Margaritaville Hell

Wasting Away in Margaritaville Hell

Living and Retiring in ¾ Time In the early 1970s, Jimmy Buffet and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina were each stymied by identical situations. Buffet, a Gulf Coast native, was mired in an identity crisis. He definitely wasn’t rock ‘n’ roll, but with novelty songs...
The Neo-Nazis Come to Town

The Neo-Nazis Come to Town

A City of Healing “It’s a free country” is a childhood taunt kids learn on playgrounds and in lunchrooms. Despite that most Americans can’t explain the Bill of Rights, we’re possessive of our freedoms. Except when it means Neo-Nazis can pay a fifty-dollar permit fee...
The American Dream Had a Lisp

The American Dream Had a Lisp

Rumblin’ with the Rise of Rasslin’ Audiences adore Dwayne Johnson. The action star rules the global Cineplex, but many of his newer fans are unfamiliar with his earlier wrestling career as “The Rock,” when followers of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin jeered him as his...
A Wandering Poet’s Cry

A Wandering Poet’s Cry

Book Review Athena Departs: Gospel of a Man Apart Clifford Brooks Kudzu Leaf Press 2017, 122 pp., $14 Good News for the Southern Man In 1970, Neil Young’s “Southern Man” challenged the white patriarchal power structure, whose dominance was founded on the enslavement...