Essays & Op-eds

On how many false starts I made before finally figuring out how to write We Are All Good People Here…

“Chasing the Goose”

In which I look for prophetic joy at The Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, North Carolina.
The Bitter Southerner

Essay: Take the Spotlight off Paula Deen and Turn Here Instead

If we really want to turn this public scandal into an opportunity for growth, we should take the spotlight off Ms. Deen. Turn away from the tearful confessionals and interviews. There are better southern cooks, like Edna Lewis, more deserving of our attention. Look toward them.