Like Ellen Foster, the main character in Kaye Gibbons most well-known novel, Gibbons faced many problems in her life. And like Ellen Foster, she became stronger because of them. This article offers some background information to help understand the writer and her works better.
Learn how to take a basic chess pie recipe and modify it to make six different pies, all very easy and delicious.
Here's everything you need to know about growing blueberries successfully in the Southern United States. These tips, tricks, and blueberry-growing methods will make it easy!
The Ring of Fire Trail in Tennessee is one of 16 Scenic Trails Developed by the Tennessee Department of Tourism for different areas of the state. The Trail includes major tourist attractions as well as some hidden jewels along the way.
I wrote this article to encourage those who would like to travel but need some advice and a little push to take the first steps toward achieving that goal.
This article is a review of the non-fiction book Pleasant Valley by Louis Bromfield, a twentieth century American author and farmer, detailing his sustainable agriculture methods on his Ohio farm.
When and how should politics and religion intersect?
This delicious, old-fashioned caramel pie recipe has been handed down in our family through the generations. We have enjoyed it for years and love sharing it with others.
How English author and social reformer Thomas Hughes built a colony in Tennessee in the 19th Century and what the colony is like today.
This is our story about beginning to raise chickens. Learn from our mistakes about what to do and what not to do when raising chickens.
Voters in the United States who opposed Trump have protested in large numbers. There are some who said they should "Move on. Get over it". Instead they joined MoveOn.org. Here's why.
Nancy ward, a renowned Cherokee woman, was honored by her people and by the white settlers of East Tennessee. She was a fighter, Ghigau (beloved woman of the Cherokee), peacemaker, wife, and mother.
Standing Stone State Park in Tennessee, a relatively small park located on the Cumberland Plateau, is brimming with history, natural beauty, and recreational activities. Find out why it is a great place to go unplugged!
Here's a list of tools that make my life as a gardener easier and less frustrating. The list includes everything from chain saws to bionic gloves, some tested and some I'm yearning to own.
Step by step instructions with illustrations on how to build a slip form rock fire pit.
Small towns all across Tennessee host food festivals to celebrate their unique culture and beauty. This article provides details about these festivals across the state.
An American couple tours their favorite literary haunts in the United Kingdom, including the homes of Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, William Wordsworth, William Shakespeare, and more.
This is the story of how two grandparents built a playhouse for their four granddaughters, learning the process along the way.
The life and works of Southern Writer Reynolds Price.
A list of great books to help you improve your fiction and nonfiction writing.
A Southern woman explains her long political journey and how the civil rights movement affected her political decisions.
A review of new biography of American hero Daniel Boone by Robert Morgan, author of Gap Creek.
If you want to learn to live more sustainably, here's a list of books to help you.
Want to save money on building your new home? This article will show you how. Learn how to contract all or part of the work yourself.
How to engage in political discussions and remain civil, even when you disagree.
Learn everything you need to know about black walnuts—from harvesting to storing to cooking yummy treats.
This short look at renowned novelist Susan Howatch includes an examination of some of her most popular series and a discussion of her conversion to Christianity.
A Tennessean provides a guide to some interesting and out-of-the-way places to visit in the Volunteer state--from Jack Daniels to Rugby.