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Voluntary Indignities: My Adventure in Self-Publishing, Part 2

I could mention that the book is currently on sale for only $1.99 at the Kindle Store, but that would compromise my integrity as a blogger. So, I won’t.

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Voluntary Indignities: My Adventure in Self-Publishing, Part 1

In the greater publishing world, self-published authors are regarded as being slightly more respectable than personal injury lawyers but significantly less respectable than your average ex-con.

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Grits from Heaven: Why I don’t do Paleo

Judging by social media and conversations with friends, everyone is adopting the Paleo Diet, which, as the name implies, requires you to eat only rocks.

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Our Hidden History: A Response to The New Yorker

RSM founder Wayne Franklin responds to the portrayal of this site in a recent column by George Packer of the New Yorker.

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God. Family. Football. A Twanglish Lesson

People from other regions see our devotion to football in this part of the country as misplaced, or even delusional. They’re wrong.

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We didn’t secede from the Internet! (Catching up on some Real Southern News)

Now … what have we missed while we’ve been away? Oh, yeah! The world came to an end one Tuesday in November … or was saved from itself …

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Real Southern Rules: Shameless Self-Promotion

We live in an age of self-promotion. And I’m just as bad as anyone about it. Sadly, this situation is just further proof of the fact that I’m no Real Southern Man, because …

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What’s in a Real Southern Name?

Whether it’s General, Doctor, Philander or Colon, every Southern family has some great names. And the best names always take a little explanation.

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Do We Still Deserve the 2nd Amendment?

While we were on hiatus this summer, it seems the whole country, rather than taking time to go to the beach, the mountains, and Disneys both Land and World, went completely and totally insane.

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Beyond Gay Chicken Sandwiches: The Real Reason to Protest Chick-Fil-A

There’s a bigger reason to be offended by Chick-Fil-A, one that can unite us all: they think we’re all idiots.
It all goes back to those cows, those infernal, insufferable cows.

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