The Good Life
with a Southern Drawl

By myscoop2 — June 25, 2014


The Road Trip Less Traveled: Gulf County, Florida (6/18/2020) - Perhaps nothing is more American than a road trip. From coast to coast we are connected by patterns in pavement. These highways, byways, state routes, drives and interstates let you ‘SEE’ America. From farmhouses and fields, to forests and mountain […]
Stop Being Just A Good Little White Girl And Be Something More (6/10/2020) - I had someone ask me this week, “I just don’t understand why you care so much?” Here’s why I care: In 2016 racism hit home, my youngest sister was selected for Homecoming Court at New Hope High School in Madison […]
And The Greatest Of These Is Love (6/6/2020) - Amor fati – it means to love one’s fate. It is a belief that to truly live and love and be the best human you can be, you must fall in love with life – all of it, the good […]
Best Of Provence (6/1/2020) - We often think of time as passing us by. As we drove passed fields of lavender and poppies, rows of grapevines and olive trees I wondered if maybe we were just looking at it wrong. Maybe instead of thinking of […]
How To Make Meatless Lasagna Rolls (4/27/2020) - Pray, Garden, Exercise, Cook – those seem to be my daily coping activities right now that are getting me through this time. I have enjoyed cooking for my family, for older neighbors, and for families in our community during quarantine […]
Wishing You Peace (3/19/2020) - peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. This week more than […]
The Best Of Alabama’s Gulf Coast (2/21/2020) - Do you remember the first time you saw the ocean? Remember how vast it seemed? Remember how calming and hypnotic the waves were? We often think of the beach as fun, but even more so it is healing. More and […]
Vulgarity Is Ugly, I Stay In The Game To Fight It (2/5/2020) - I went to sleep the night of the Super Bowl, energized and joyful. I just witnessed two aging women perform their hearts out in one of the most fearless, grandiose displays of athleticism and sensualness while paying homage to Latin […]
Vegan Nachos Recipe (1/27/2020) - Holy smokes! These vegan nachos are the BEST nachos I’ve ever eaten. Piled high with roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, pinto beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, corn, jalapeño, onion, bell pepper, cilantro, olives, chives, and a pepper-cashew sauce made in […]
The Gift Of Presence (12/31/2019) - I’ve been thinking a lot about presence lately. No, not presents, but presence rather. With all the distractions we encounter daily, from the ding of texts to rushing to get the kids here or there to Facebook updates to checking […]