In Arkansas, we mark the passing of our seasons with food. The true sign of real spring here is marked with the red almost heart-shaped berries that bring with them the sweet-tart mark of vernal promise - the strawberry.
Hurricane Katrina, which walloped the Gulf Coast in August 2005, has been referred to as the worst weather disaster the United States has ever encountered. At this city center in the town of Waveland, the disaster's personal notes are remembered in vivid, clear detail.
A sound piece advice for anyone traveling the Mississippi West Coast - skip fancier places for a good old-fashioned lunch room and one of the best po'boy sandwiches I've ever had in my life. It's time to go try the Lunch Box in Waveland.
These past few years, I've fostered the idea of becoming a fiction writer. I think I've got a real knack for the genre now, and it's time to move on. Here's an excerpt from my upcoming book, The Revisitation.