Bam. I am back. You may have noticed I have been AWOL for an age. Reason? Well, (1) I moved most of my stuff to Christiansburg, VA from Knoxville, TN, then moved it back (long story), (2) I finished editing and defending my dissertation, now rendering me Doc Smith, (3) I put together a fund-raiser to help fight cancer (concert/art show), and (4)have traveled up and down the length of the Southern Appalachians repeatedly (e.g. Radford, Virginia; Greenville, West Virginia; Bastian, Virginia; Kingsport, Tennessee; Salem, Virginia; and so on) for everything from weddings to job interviews. But as I (re)settle into my life here in Knoxville, opportunities to blog are more readily available. Which is awesome.
That said, I haven't gotten together anything too mind-blowing yet. Sure, I'm working on a football preview, and yeah, I have been reading up on native American political-economies and societies so I can write up some jibba-jabba on the great Shawnee culture, and I'm putting together a link on Islam in Appalachia, but let's be honest, those require sustained attention that I'm still not capable of. And stuff. So, in the interim I'm going to return to my tried, true, and relatively interesting method of putting together some contribution to this hodgepodge of hillbilly heuristics - a long list of links. Enjoy and stuff.
turned it in from the San Jose Mercury News
Alligator (you can tell from the snout)
from Southwest Virginia Community College
The Community College I Can't Get a Cell Signal At
Sweet, delicious blueberries (not Gummi Berries)
from Virginia Tech's Virginia Cooperative Extension
Birds on drawing of quilt from the Center for the Quilt
A Poem About Something Wooly and Un-Wooly Simultaneously
Devil Anse from Sid Webb
The Devil and the Breaks
Liquor and tomatos from the Purloined Letter.
Vittles in Ashevegas
LBJ in the E-KY from Time's Election 2004 "Campaigns in Time."
Hillbillies, Democracy, and Propaganda.