What’s So Charming About the South?

Southern charm. The words often are spoken with a kind of reverence. And the feeling they evoke is as pervasive as the air we breathe, and as elusive as a firefly on a summer night. Mark Twain’s work reflects it. James Taylor’s songs glorify it. And Greg Smith and Steve Naifeh ran headlong into it [...]

The Most Dedicated Writer I Ever Met

I know some pretty prolific writers. Some write books, some write articles, some write a little bit of everything.  In fact, I can count four New York Times bestselling authors as friends. But the most dedicated writer I ever met never had a word published. He attended only one writers' conference in his life, and [...]