The last week has been pretty tense in my home state, and equally tense on my Facebook stream. I've bitten my tongue so many times it's a miracle I can still speak. I have spent more of my life living out of The South than in it, but I self-identify as a southerner, and I hope for all the right reasons. I'd like to share some of the reasons I am extremely proud to have grown up in the south and hope that some of you might also see what I see. Perhaps it's time we start focusing on what we do well so that we can begin to realize that some of the things we don't do well still need work, and now might be a good time to start.
And with that, I'll end with a football video. I'm biased, but no one does hype videos better that Georgia. Consider watching this one not because it's a football video, but because the narration is very powerful and speaks to the right way to react to last week's tragedy in Charleston.
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.