Monthly Archives: June 2010

Basic Essay Format

I work at a community college, and helping students understand how to write a basic essay is top priority in an English composition course.   There are elements required in most basic essays.  They can vary from instructor to instructor, but … Continue reading

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Southern Fried Pickles

Here’s a recipe for what I call “southern fried pickles.”  I don’t know how southern they are, but I have grown fond of these things.  Here is a simple recipe for southern fried pickles.  Sliced dill pickles Seafood breader Canola oil … Continue reading

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Southern Food, Southern Cooking, Southern…

Listed below are some of my favorite southern foods—and not so favorites—that remind me of my childhood growing up in the South. Fried pickles, chitterlings (chitlins), cracklings, crackling corn bread, fried pork rinds, fat back, hushpuppies, sweat potato biscuits, homemade biscuits, … Continue reading

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Southern Hospitality

I grew up in a very small town in North Carolina where we knew everyone on our street or down the road or up the road a ways.  Everyone knew our parents, our grandparents, our aunts, and our uncles.  Even … Continue reading

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Send a Book to a Soldier from Press 53

Press 53 has an event going on its Facebook page and on its Press 53 website called “Buy a Press 53 Book, and We’ll Send a Book to a Soldier.”  It is a great cause, and I ask all friends and family to … Continue reading

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Building a Writing Platform

Celebrities, political figures, athletes, and movie stars all have a built-in platform.  What is a platform?  It is a method or tool to promote yourself, your business, your brand, your book, etc.  These people are fortunate in that they do … Continue reading

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