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Re: “Bluerose Café

good food, but too crowded now. Also, sad to say the owner, though Irish, has NO idea how to cook a proper scone!

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Posted by RedheadinDixie on April 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM

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Re: “Calling bullshit on Charleston's friendliest city designation

Steph, your article is why I left Atlanta finally after 20 years there. It wasn't the long commutes that did me in, it was the fact that so many newcomers had been coming, really since the mid 70s, that Atlanta was no longer a Southern town -it was Philadelphia relocated or something. People didn't give eye contact or talk politely to people in far too many parts of the 16?-county MSA. When Yankees stopped smiling or thanking me for holding the door open for them, when they were routinely hostile on the roads, I said screw this to my then-husband and said we're moving back to coastal SC. And we did. But I'm glad I settled 72 miles from Chas frankly....
Here's the deal:Riley and developers, both local and out of state, gentrification and all who have participated, Ohioans and tourists and cruise ships ruined Charleston. Its too late already: the indigenous culture will change, the culture IS changing and there's really not much anybody can do about it EXCEPT to be determined to not let it change THEM. Keep smiling and keep giving eye contact and keep this place spiritual, because really South Carolina is a spiritual place compared to most.

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Posted by RedheadinDixie on May 16, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Your sexist BS is driving me crazy

I've been annoyed at the male use of the term crazy for YEARS. It's verbal shorthand for the following:

"she rejected me and I'm pissed, so she is/must be crazy"

"I really don't understand women, won't bother to really get to know them, and it's so much easier just to call mysterious/complicated/etc. women "crazy".

Men are quick to use this term as a form of character assassination when they don't know what the he*l they are ever talking about.

Very few people, much less women, are "crazy". If you've doubts read all the symptoms for all the disorders in the DSM. Otherwise, STFU guys.

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Posted by RedheadinDixie on May 26, 2016 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Remembering Pat Conroy, the King of Lowcountry Writers

Chris is just condescending, period. God knows I've read enough of his pieces to get that You apparently also work at this rag. Sorry if Ive hurt your particular Sounthern sensibilities.

I fully understand the myriad sub-regional Southern differences kiddo. Don't need a lecture from you. I'm 63 remember?

PS I'm no longer a Coloradian, having lived most of my adult life in the Deep South. What the hell is yr point again about Lee Smith being truly Appalachian then?! ! Get my point? Why not ask her what her identity now is darling? Can't we be both this and that? Born in Colorado (myself) but identify as Southern? etc? Or is that too nuanced and complicated for you to wrap your head around?

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Posted by RedheadinDixie on March 8, 2016 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Remembering Pat Conroy, the King of Lowcountry Writers

Chris, you're still from "off". I was from "off" (Houston by way of Germany and other places). I like you better now though that you've said you're from the upstate. lol

You probably didn't like Humphreys 'cause you're a guy. She can write though. If you like the surreal read Donald Bartleme's short stories. He's been dead for years now but NO ONE has yet surpassed him. Davis (see below) comes close imo.

I learned how to write reading Fielding in depth, slowly. I was about 21.

Last I saw Lee she was living in Chapel Hill which is hardly Appalachia. Don't know where she is now. Beautiful woman also.

PS Last fiction I read was Mary Louise Parker (the actress). OMG, can she write. As she grew up partially in NC maybe we can claim her. lol Also a big fan of Lydia Davis, a New Englander I think.

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Posted by RedheadinDixie on March 8, 2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Remembering Pat Conroy, the King of Lowcountry Writers

Haire is typical of this site's "from off" snobby staff: Put down anything local you don't understand and always pretend it's not as good as what they remember in good ole Youngstown or "Sandusky or whatever. Oh, and "purple prose" can also be described as merely sententious. Even Proust was a bit purply and sententious. These permanent tourists, not residents, need to read real Southern lit before they spout off. I bet you anything Haire has no idea who Rash or Humphries are. lol

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Posted by RedheadinDixie on March 7, 2016 at 1:46 PM

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