Education, the American South, and Strangers with Cameras

[Note: This post was crossposted from my Daily Kos account.  Its similar to an earlier post I did, called Stranger With A Camera, but has a more political bent than the anthropological bent of the first post.] Recently, there has been a lot of talk of how the Republicans have become a southern, regional party,… Continue reading Education, the American South, and Strangers with Cameras

Drive through Orange and Caswell Counties

About a week ago, I took a drive through rural Orange County and Caswell County, and took some pictures that I think are interesting on the way. This gas station has been closed for so long that there are no pumps there anymore; just this sign remains as a reminder of how cheap gas used… Continue reading Drive through Orange and Caswell Counties

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood is a book about the nature of violence in America. It tells the story of a family, the Clutters, who were murdered by two former inmates of Fort Levenworth, in Kansas. To me, the two most interesting parts are the buildup to the murders and the trial and appeal process.… Continue reading In Cold Blood