Nonfiction

Articles, essays, and opinions from & about the New South.

All About the Context | Nonfiction

All About the Context | Nonfiction

My dad pulls his own teeth. I know, it sounds insane, doesn’t it? What kind of loony do you have to be to pull your own teeth? . . . And maybe it’s a bit of an inaccurate statement. In nature it sounds a little click-bait-y, but it’s mostly the truth. The statement...
Making Amends to 2020 | Nonfiction

Making Amends to 2020 | Nonfiction

“No one knows what karma awaits us, But what we sow now will be reaped in lives to come; that is certain. So be kind to one and all And don’t be biased, Based upon illusions regarding gain and loss.” “The Mani Man” from The Snow...
True in the Way it Needs to Be | Nonfiction

True in the Way it Needs to Be | Nonfiction

I cast my first and only spell inside Sarah’s garage one night just as summer was cresting into fall. Actually, it was her parent’s garage and we both were only in Grand Rapids, our hometown, for the weekend. I hadn’t seen her in years, we were close in high school,...