July 3, 2012 Featured Opinion

Although I’ve lived in the D.C. area for exactly a month now, I still don’t know where I am. Am I in the North? Or am I still in the South? Well after a month’s worth of observations, I’ve concluded that I’m still in a Southern city where most people prefer Coke over Pepsi and… Read more »

June 17, 2012 Featured Opinion

It’s a great day to be a Daddy in the South. Here at PrettySouthern.com, we wanted to say thank you to all the fathers, papas, pe-paws, dads, pappys, pa’s and men who lead by example for their children. One of our favorite daddy’s in literature is Captain Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind. It… Read more »

January 16, 2012 Featured Opinion

In Greek, nostalgia means pain from an old wound. When I got the call from Marianna Hediera, the current News Editor of The Red & Black, to inform me Professor Conrad Fink passed away, all those feelings of loss and wanting to go back to the good ole glory days of college returned along with… Read more »

August 8, 2011 Featured Opinion

I’m a proud product of public education. From Pre-K to my college diploma, I trusted and took full advantage of the schools and resources my government provided for me. It came as a surprise when I learned that Chileans don’t have that same liberty or, as some may say, that luxury. It came as an… Read more »

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 »