It’s that clove of seasons between Thanksgiving and Full-On Christmas. Dreams of a national championship went from probability to longshot as Bama got whupped on the Plains. Up to my eyeballs in leftover ham and disappointment, I searched for solace in the form of an axe and the gelatinous remains of Iron Bowl Saturday.
Barbara Kingsolver’s sweeping family drama is a must-read for fans of quality literature and writers as well. Whether you’re looking for a provocative page-turner or a primer on how point of view should be done, this novel delivers.
Hold your horses, y’all! First things first! Before you start hauling out the holly and having visions of fruitcake dancing through your head, let Thanksgiving take center stage.
If you’ve never been blessed with the soul-satisfying chore of shelling pecans, you need to get crackin’. The simple task offers wisdom, philosophy, and a glimpse of bygone days…all with a savory payoff!
A chance “offering” to the birds leads to a long-range study of decomposition. The story of this discarded microwave breakfast biscuit is one of shocking resiliency. Best read while humming the theme from Chariots of Fire.