Rise to the moment of truth Monday, December 5, 2022

Tag: SEAN DIETRICH

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Sean of the South: Dear Sean

"The whole WORLD can’t be wrong about Santa, can they?"

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Sean of the South: Magic City

I thought to myself about how lucky I am to live in a place called Magic City. Because it really is.

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Sean of the South: The L word

Earlier this morning, I was on a radio show. The host drilled me with loaded questions. It was a disaster. I was supposed to be plugging my new book, instead the host was asking slanted questions about hot-button, divisive topics.

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Sean of the South: The helpers

The hotel parking lot. Early afternoon. He was packing his truck. Slamming toolbox lids. Reorganizing luggage in the rear cab. Iowa plates.

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Sean of the South: Autumn in Birmingham

The first day of fall arrived in Birmingham. It came frighteningly quick. Yesterday it was summer, hotter than the hinges of hades. This morning it was cold as gumballs.

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Sean of the South: Jefferson, Alabama

Jefferson, Alabama, is the epitome of small. The population here isn’t big enough to form a decent baseball team.

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Sean of the South: Old dudes

Somewhere in Alabama. It’s an old cafe. The coffee cups are bottomless. The waitress wears jeans. On the walls are mounted bass and a few buck heads.

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Sean of the South: My generation

They called us the TV generation. Because that was pretty much all we had. No smartphones. No computers. No internets.

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Sean of the South: Alabama white trash

Some fool once called her “white trash.” And that’s when she made up her mind. She wanted to better herself, and her family. So, that’s what she did.

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Sean of the South: South Carolina

I stop at a little seafood joint. The place is surrounded by marshland grass, a wide-open sky, scattered live oaks, and roughly 8 million Chrysler Pacifica minivans. The place looks like a tourist trap on crack. But it’s getting late, so I go inside and order a beer.

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Sean of the South: Lady of the checkout lane

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  The supermarket checkout line. She was white-haired and frail. Her buggy was filled to capacity...

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Sean of the South: It's going to be alright

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  Remember when you were little? Remember how whenever you were sick your mother made chicken soup?...