August 4, 2011 Opinion

My Yankee best friend sent me a funny editorial called Screw New York. If y’all don’t want to read this Manhattan diatribe it’s all good; although even this Southern gal has to admit that it made did make me chuckle. Essentially the writer conveys his sadist resentment towards the masochistic city in this love-hate relationship…. Read more »

July 23, 2011 Opinion

This summer I started teaching a creative writing class at My Sister’s House: a shelter and personal development program for women here in Atlanta. It’s been an adventure. Each week I meet new women who are at the Atlanta Union Mission for the same reason: life. Stuff happens we can’t control or explain. I’ve met… Read more »

July 17, 2011 Opinion

If I’m lucky enough to live to be 100, then today is my official quarter life. I’ve had the privilege of living in the South my entire existence, walking on Southern soil for 25 years. I think I’m officially no longer a Southern girl but becoming a Southern lady. As we’ve launched PrettySouthern.com, the one… Read more »

June 21, 2011 Featured Opinion

The voice of the South has been long hushed by oppression. We at PrettySouthern.com have risen to tell tales of chivalry, elegance and refinement. Most importantly, this is a website about love. We’ve had some tough times lately: war, recession, and all sorts of nasty things. There’s still a lot we have to be thankful… Read more »

June 14, 2011 Featured Opinion

Jesus Christ has several names including Son of God, Emmanuel, Lord & Savior yet as Southerners we sometimes fail to notice the most ubiquitous aspect of His character. He was a gentleman. Look up the definition of chivalry and see how well He fits a gentleman’s suit. Jesus represented the ideals of truth, beauty, freedom… Read more »

June 6, 2011 Featured Opinion

The best storyline of Gone With the Wind is neither about Scarlett O’Hara nor Rhett Butler — it’s the author Margaret Mitchell’s very own life story. Born in Atlanta on Nov. 8, 1900, Margaret Mitchell spent her childhood listening to the war stories of Confederate veterans. They told her everything about the Civil War except… Read more »