Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’

“Don’t get above your raisin’ ” is one of those uniquely southern sayings, like “Bless your heart”, “How’s your mama and ’em” and any phrase with the word “fixin’ ” in it. You don’t hear it so much anymore, it was dying out as my generation came along. But, I did hear some old-timers use […]

Transmitting the Faith

I have a confession to make: I am a man. Not only that, I am a white man. In the southern United States. Which means I’m part of a very privileged group. As such I’m probably the absolute last person that should say a single word about the brouhaha over Ms. Phyllis‘ words in Memphis […]