When I was 20, away at college full of hope and terror, I confronted the fact that if I revealed too much about my real life, my stepfather's sexual and physical abuse, or my deep attraction to other young women, I could lose the life I was trying to build.
I look at the reception this week of Pope Francis who is being embraced by Americans of ALL faiths...and I love his nickname as "The People's Pope". What a perfect example of how people of all faiths can hear a message and recognize the 95 percent of things we all have and want in common, and not focus on labels and differences.
by Chris Chamberlain, Condé Nast Traveler Courtesy The Treehouse Whether you're in town...
Hite's story spans the years from 1925 thru 1993. The moments of these women's lives flit back and forth rather than being laid out in a linear manner. This can be confusing for the reader but it does allow for certain mysteries to remain unsolved until the end of the book.
The transformation of the South by international industry has picked up speed. In 1974, there were only 19 foreign-owned manufacturers in Tennessee.
One morning 24 years ago, I stepped out onto the second floor balcony of a flat on Kabir Nagar in Varanasi, India. A woman doing a household chore on the next balcony caught my eye. She said: Come to my house!
We learn caution, appropriate distrust and how to fight dirty. These are lessons that our visitors would do well to understand. Because like it or not, Summer wants you dead. Now go and enjoy your bike ride!
The ground breaking women addressed the underlying education issues in Chattanooga before turning to the social environment that affects the creation of successful women.
Like most of us I have read about the brave dentist, Walter James Palmer from Bloomington, MN who paid $50,000 to shoot Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe. I...
Go set a Watchman is about growing up and realizing that your own parents are no more than flawed human beings too, learning how to stand by your own values -- set your own watchman if you will -- and still be able to live alongside those you disagree with.
According to Morris Dees, Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), hatred runs deeper than many are recognizing.
For those who prefer Scout's hagiographic depiction of her father, then Jean Louise's Atticus you don't want to know. Harper Lee's new portrait of Atticus will undoubtedly reopen discussion about race and Atticus's hero status in "Mockingbird."
The Confederate flag is gone from the South Carolina statehouse. But public opinion on the meaning of the symbols of the Confederacy remains divided along racial and regional lines, part of a larger disagreement over the significance of the Civil War revealed in multiple polls.
Although the dogmatic borders dividing barbecue regions are slowly starting to dissolve, the fact remains that if you want the very best, you need to go to the source. But once you find yourself in legendary barbecue cities like Austin, Memphis, or Kansas City, the options for meals are nearly limitless.
In a healthy democracy, differing points of view contend to shape the destiny of the society. What does it mean, however, when a major subculture of that society is perennially of but one mind?
In the South there is a rather unique subculture that I like to refer to as "Dowagers of Death." These Dowagers are fascinating women... they are usually women, although a man could certainly qualify to join the ranks.