• Culture,  Lifestyle

    Bald Head Island

    Living in North Carolina my entire life, I am not sure how I spent a lifetime, no more than two hours away from Bald Head Island, and never managed to discover this amazing treasure. It is truly one of North Carolina’s best-kept secrets. It has a look about it that makes you feel you are on an…

  • Culture,  Lifestyle

    The Pig: The Quintessential Southerner

    To study the history of the pig in the South, we must start in the rolling pastures of Spain—the dehesa. The dehesa is a combination of grassland and oak savannah found in Spain and Portugal and is known for producing cork and charcoal from the trees as well as the famous fighting bulls from the pastures. But, the most treasured…

  • Spirits,  Lifestyle

    Bourbon America’s Spirit

    All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon (more on that below), but one thing is certain, bourbon is America’s spirit, not the ghost kind. The distilled kind. I’d like to talk a little about it and how it has helped shape America. It is difficult to talk about American history without talking about whiskey.…