Born and raised in Atlanta. Proud of being a Southerner, while at the same time not always proud of some of the role the south has played in history.
This blog isn’t just about Atlanta and the south, instead it’s mostly about life and my observations of it.
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I'm going to go to Walmart, find a parking space close to the door, and sit there in reverse with my backup lights on.Read More
RT @drivebytruckers: 25 years ago today (6/10/1996) I invited some friends, old and new, into the studio (Andy Baker’s Rock Central) to rec…Read More
@bluestein @Braves One of those who only support a team when they're winning?Read More
@RudiTuesdays @Talkmaster I have no issue, and actually support voter ID. But please tell me how the rest of the bill makes voting more secure. And were any of the issues a problem in the past elections (aside from the fact that it made it easier for people to vote)?Read More
An old Southerner in the new south
Being an old Southerner in the new south isn’t easy. The Atlanta I knew as a child, teenager, and young adult has changed.
Changed in a good way.
Gone are the old stereotypes like “Dukes of Hazzard”. Atlanta is home to a diverse culture now. The new Hollywood, home to Tyler Perry who just opened his new studio. Also many Marvel films were made here, plus The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, etc.
It has a vibrant gay community. Many HipHop studios.
Some still cling to the old ways, but they are in the minority. Still many of us are looked at as redneck, racist, wife beating, moonshine making rubes.
Come down to Atlanta and see for yourself. We even have paved roads…