Food and Spirituality in the South: Chick-fil-A and Bessinger Bros. BBQ

A couple delicious articles crossed my plate just before the Christmas weekend and I didn't want the connections between them to sneak by. Over at the wonderfully put together museum of religion and spirituality with a hipster aftertaste, Frequencies, Darren "DEG" Grem has written a piece that dives into the spirituality of the Chick-fil-A sandwich. … Continue reading Food and Spirituality in the South: Chick-fil-A and Bessinger Bros. BBQ

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Remembering When the Klan Tried to March Through Town: Kelly J. Baker’s ‘Gospel According to the Klan’

I was in fourth grade when the Klan tried to march through town. At that time I was living in my Dad's small hometown in southeastern Georgia. I don't remember how I heard but I remember hearing that a group called the KKK wanted to parade through town. Everyone seemed very worked up about it. … Continue reading Remembering When the Klan Tried to March Through Town: Kelly J. Baker’s ‘Gospel According to the Klan’

What This Academic Learned From Tina Fey’s “Bossypants”

This is the first in what I hope to be an occasional recurring series of posts wherein I review popular books in the light of my own academic interests.  If my Facebook news feed is any indication, young academics love 30 Rock and Tina Fey. This makes  a good bit of sense as both Fey … Continue reading What This Academic Learned From Tina Fey’s “Bossypants”

Productivity Where Art Thou?: The Search for a Routine Between Semesters

In the past two weeks my workload has come to a screeching halt. No more conferences, a dissertation chapter is drafted, the handful of job applications I sent off are gone, and yesterday was the last day of my #REL100 class. I still have some things on my plate--like you know, that whole dissertation thing. … Continue reading Productivity Where Art Thou?: The Search for a Routine Between Semesters