is a native North Carolinian with a passion for the sporting lifestyle and all things Southern. He can't stop buying books and loves collecting old duck decoys. He seems ok, but deep down inside, he wants to be back in Africa on Safari. John 3:16

  • Culture

    The Gray Man: 200 Years Later

    We are at the end of October, but we have over a month left in the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. We have already had one major storm with hurricane Ian causing historic damage in Florida. Reports say Ian is the worst hurricane to hit Florida since the 1935 Labor Day hurricane slammed into the Keys with winds…

  • Bookshelf

    Haunting Reads for Halloween!

    It does not matter the time of year; one of my favorite things is sitting in a comfortable chair with a good spooky book, but reading them in October makes them much more mysterious. Below are five books from my library that you can enjoy during October!

  • Culture,  Lifestyle

    Spaghetti: The Scotland County Mummy

    When People think of Mummies they think of Egypt or even Peru, but they certainly don’t think of a small town in Eastern North Carolina, but for sixty one years there was a mummy in the town of Laurinburg. In those years man took flight , the world went to war not once, but twice, the first boot prints were left on moon, the Korean conflict and the United States involvement in Vietnam began and ended along with a lot of other historical events and during all that time a small unknown Italian man stood silently in the corner of a funeral home watching it all, the Scotland County mummy…

  • Hunting

    The Southerner’s Guide to Safari Planning!

    If you ask most Southern sportsmen and women if they would like to hunt Africa, they will tell you yes, but that they also feel a bit overwhelmed at the idea of it all, but with a little planning and preparation your Safari Dreams can be a reality! Here are five tips to help you with the…

  • Hunting

    Grant’s Gazelle in Tanzania

    “Clean miss”! I heard the words almost instantly after I squeezed the trigger on what I would later learn was an excellent Grant’s gazelle. “The bullet went right over his back,” my Professional Hunter JP Van Wyngaard yelled as we rushed to catch up with the ram that was now moving quickly away from us. I shook…

  • Hunting,  Quotes

    Five Quotes About Hunting Cape Buffalo

    It’s difficult to put into words the appeal of hunting the great buffalo of Africa ,but make no mistake; they demand respect. The following quotes hammer home the reality of hunting Cape Buffalo, but those that have done it and survived will tell you the risk is worth the reward.

  • Editor's Desk

    From the Editor’s Desk

    It is the end of June as I sit in my office and write this letter, and as I type on the keyboard I feel the excitement building for July, for I know the month will be all about Africa! I could spend hours discussing how much I love the continent, its people, and its wildlife and how excited I am to devote a month to articles that share the magic that is the Dark Continent’s beauty and adventure, but I won’t. On the other hand, I will offer insight into why we started Africa month and what you can expect in the upcoming articles.

  • Culture

    Robert Johnson: Hell Hound On My Trail

    I love legends and lore and ghostly tales from the Southland, and one of the most prominent spooky Southern legends is the story of how boy from Mississippi became king of the delta blues. Robert Leroy Johnson was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, on May 8th, 1911...