Archive for September, 2008

THIS. My faith in the youth of America was redeemed the other afternoon. I took my lunch break at a sandwich shop staffed by three young African-American men. The restaurant’s television was tuned to CNN and coverage of the Republican National Convention. I figured the TV was only on CNN for purposes of background noise […]


The first thing I’ve learned in the now four hours that I’ve been a Southerner is that, living in the state nicknamed the Buckle of the Bible Belt, means that establishments that sell beer cannot sell wine and establishments that sell wine cannot sell beer. How very fascinating. And inconvenient. Also, Nicole Kidman frequents a […]