Posts tagged "small towns"

Dear Mike Huckabee: Please Stop Telling Me I Don’t Understand Small Towns

Mike Huckabee has been going on a bit of a whirlwind tour promoting his book Gods, Guns, Grits and Gravy. The purpose of this book, he says, is to explain “Real America” to those of us who live in cities, as though small town America is something we cannot possibly understand.

He call…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 22, 2015

7 Reasons To Love Country Music (Or At Least Give It A Chance)

I grew up in a small, rural town where muddy trucks would cruise up and down main street with rifles mounted in the back window and country music blasting from the speakers. I grew up hating country music. I thought it was stupid, cheesy, and ignorant. To me, country music was the soundtrack to a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 17, 2012

10 Ridiculous Things That Happen At Small Town High Schools

I was listening to Pandora yesterday and randomly–so, so randomly–Garth Brooks’ song “Friends In Low Places” came on. From the first few notes, I was instantly transported back to my rural high school gym, line dancing in a PE uniform and hating my life. But you know what? In that moment I also felt a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 14, 2012