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A Doofus Goes Dove Hunting: an Alabama Love Letter

I mentioned last week that I went on a dove hunt to write a piece for the Oxford American. When I wrote this thing, I was trying to get across what it was like to be a northern carpet bagger coming to accept and enjoy the south, even the parts I thought I'd never care for. ...

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What Cone Mills Closing White Oak Means to the World….and Me

Mostly me though. Cone Mills Closing It’s not exaggeration to say that I owe my career, modest though it may be, to denim. Obviously there have been innumerable teachers, friends, peers, mentors, two parents and luck to help me along the way, but it wasn’t until I ...