The essays published on this blog generally fall into a handful of categories, primarily related to music, culture and design.
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I’m not sure if it’s the Tennessee birthright or all those Civil War novels I read before I was 12, but whatever the reason, I continually find myself compelled to do as Faulkner himself instructed and “tell about the South.”
And so this blog feature is more of the same, a telling of things southerly—that is, of things situated toward the South. Topics range from food and drink to books and basketball and focus on defining these items and exploring their place in Southern culture.
• Abigail Washburn & Sounds of Appalachina » Yes, you read that right: Appalachina. A blending of Appalachia and China. Which is a perfect description of the music of Abigail Washburn, a Mandarin-speaking claw-hammer banjo player.
• Tobacco Road
More like an op-ed column, this blog beat gives voice to the everyday-run-of-the-mill-type of person whose non-sensational perspective often runs counter to the hype and hubbub of today’s selfie society.
Topics largely relate to identity, technology, and just getting through the day.
For more posts by Hilary, visit intheQuiver.com where she joins a couple of friends in writing about faith, motherhood, and DIYs.
• Tell about the South. What’s it like there.
What do they do there. Why do they live there.
Why do they live at all… •
from Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner