For the new year: a list of some of the things that are making life awesome right now.
The Bitter Southerner: Every Tuesday this glorious publication comes out with another story about the cool things people are doing in the south. You can read about their mission of bringing great stories about the modern south and it's inhabitants here.
Two of my favorites are Acadian Azaleas, about southerners predilection to taking photos in front of azalea bushes, and the story of Atlanta rapper/barbershop owner Killer Mike.
Podcasts and Audio Books: I'm kind of obsessed with both of these things right now. Favorite podcasts are The Dawgcast, a very entertaining look at Georgia football by two fans. Serial, which of course everyone is obsessed with nowadays and Gravy, a podcast by the Southern Foodways Alliance which focuses on stories of the south through the food we eat.
I'm also completely obsessed with the Audible app. Mostly because it allows me to "read" like 4 books at a time while driving, washing dishes, folding laundry, and writing blog posts.
Cheers and Happy New Year!!
I am a musician, teacher, non-profit program director, transplanted southerner, cancer survivor and college football fan. And will probably write about all of it.