What You Are Getting Wrong about Appalachia: Appalachian Readings

For April, I chose to read What You Are Getting Wrong about Appalachia,¬†Elizabeth Catte’s response to¬†Hillbilly Elegy. Catte states that her book has two objectives: “to provide critical commentary about who benefits from the omission of . . . voices” and “to openly celebrate the lives, actions, and legacies of those ignored in popular commentary […]

California Dreamin’

Way back in October, I joined my brother, Sam, who is based out of Knoxville, on a three-day business trip to California. While he worked, I played. After a two-hour flight delay in Indianapolis because the plane “smelled weird,” I finally landed in LA, greeted by my brother, his friend Christian, and an awesome In-N-Out […]