A Visit to Andalusia, Home of Flannery O’Connor

“The trees were full of silver-white sunlight, and the meanest of them sparkled.” Flannery O’Connor, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” Last week, I visited Andalusia, the house and former dairy farm where Flannery O’Connor lived with her mother from 1951 until her death in 1964 at age 39. Flannery completed most of her writingsContinue reading “A Visit to Andalusia, Home of Flannery O’Connor”

A Review of Maggie Smith’s Goldenrod

I am writing this on a Sunday morning as Hurricane Ida begins to bear down on Louisiana. I am three hours east of New Orleans, and the tame shreds of Ida’s outer bands are now slapping the windows. My children are still asleep in their beds, having not been woken by the tornado warning announcementContinue reading “A Review of Maggie Smith’s Goldenrod”