November 30, 2009

Biscuits & Battlefields

I've been spending the holiday visiting kin-folk and exploring Civil War battlefields deep in the durty-durty of Mississippi. Freeways with 75mph speed limits, cannons on the side of the road facing North, purple alligator skin shoes, history deeper than that of California, bowl haircuts, pleated khaki pants, David Banner, monuments commemorating bloody battles of conviction, sideways stares at my "tight" pants and Vans, river-boat casinos, gravy for every meal and on everything, accents that defy and confirm stereotypes, hearing "Yankees" in a sentence that has nothing to do with baseball, tradition, the nicest people you'll ever meet, logging trucks and sweet tea.