“I’m Sorry, We’re White”

Southern cities and Northern cities represent two very distinct flavors of culture in the United States. They share a nation, but they aren't interchangeable. So far, I have lived in 3 cities below the Mason-Dixon line: Charlotte, Nashville and now New Orleans. (Costa Mesa, California, while technically a southern US city, is not a Southern … Continue reading “I’m Sorry, We’re White”

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How To Move

"How do you do it?" I have changed cities 10 times in the last 8 years, which means two things: I've gotten pretty good at moving my shit, and the Post Office hates me. One frequently asked question is "How do you do it?" They don't mean mentally, I presume, but practically. How do I move? … Continue reading How To Move

Tennessee’s a brother to my sister Carolina where they’re gonna bury me

"27 years of nothing but failures and promises that I couldn't keep. Oh lord, I wasn't ready to go - I'm never ready to go Let it ride." ~ Ryan Adams I've been here all of 4 days now, and the parallels to Philadelphia are abundant.  Not that Nashville and Philly are at all alike.  … Continue reading Tennessee’s a brother to my sister Carolina where they’re gonna bury me

Go do, you’ll know how to: Just let yourself give in to the floodtide

The process can be a difficult one. Here I am, just over two months out from my next move, and I am floating in that nebulous place yet again. I need to find an apartment in Nashville, without actually being able to see any apartments ahead of time (outside of what photos the landlords might … Continue reading Go do, you’ll know how to: Just let yourself give in to the floodtide