Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mr. Dave and the Barber Shop

By Hardy Jackson Some of you might recall a while back when Alabama set out to join all the other states in this Union of...

The Hardy Jackson History Month-for-Everybody Plan

By Hardy Jackson In the middle of all the brouhaha over Black History Month and Confederate History Month some folks began asking if we need...

Food for Thought

By Hardy Jackson The South excelled in two things which the French deem essential to civilization: a code of manners and a native cuisine. John Peale...

To live and die in Dixie

By Hardy Jackson A while back a study was published that revealed that the South, the good old Bible belt, leads the United States in...

Coexistence at the beach

Yeah, but now I’m getting’ old, don’t wear underwear I don’t go to church and I don’t cut my hair Jimmy Buffet “Pencil Thin Mustache” Some of you...

Atlanta

By Hardy Jackson "My Uncle Ichabod said, ‘Speakin of the city, it ain’t no place for women, gal, but pretty men go thar." W.C. Fields, "The...

Bicentennial Beer

By Hardy Jackson In case you haven’t noticed, Alabama is in the midst of its Bicentennial Celebration. And how better to mark this historic event than...

Slim for Him

By Hardy Jackson During the presidential campaign, Southern Evangelical Christians were much in the news.  Then, once their candidates were elected, they seemed to fall...

Rock City

I've seen London, I've seen France And I've seen Rock City When I was growing up in lower Alabama, some folks from Tennessee arrived in our area....

Graduation

By Hardy Jackson I have attended a lot of graduations – my share and somebody else’s. Kindergarten (three times), elementary school (three times), high school (four...