Creative Non-Fiction

Nothing New About New Year’s

Nothing New About New Year’s

The South’s Flawed Search for Renewal In America, New Year’s Eve means new resolutions to lose weight and make better life choices. Yet by the time February rolls around, most of these lofty proclamations have crashed down to earth. At midnight on December 31st in...
Shrimp & Grits 

Shrimp & Grits 

How Southern Comfort Food Helped Me Find Home in My Adventure You are the bravest girl I know. This adventure is yours. My best friends’ words did laps around my mind as I stepped into the hordes of people in London’s Piccadilly Circus. It was November 2016, and those...
Mother Nature’s Southern Savages

Mother Nature’s Southern Savages

The Seduction and Destruction of Hurricanes “Don’t be afraid. It’s all gonna be alright.” My mother’s voice shook despite her best efforts to comfort me as gale-force winds rocked our house’s foundations. Oaks and pines—some over one hundred years old—crashed to the...
Journey to The Big House

Journey to The Big House

Southern Rock’s Graceland Off a busy street in downtown Macon, GA sits a typical English Tudor-style house with cream white stucco and brown wood trim; however, if you drove past the big house at 2321 Vineville Avenue in the early 70’s, the inhabitants were far from...