Dirty Boots

“Dirty Boots: A Column of Critical Thinking, Border Crossing, and Noblesse Oblige” is a weekly column that began publication in October 2018. New posts are published every Tuesday afternoon and offer a Deep Southern, Generation X perspective on life in the 21st century, whose daily (and political) realities regularly present new quandaries that are born out of the old quandaries. Whether the issue is education or race or food or economics, weekly posts address the possibilities for change in a region with an earned reputation for resisting it.

You can access the posts by clicking on the dates listed below:

April 16, 2019 (real phonies)

April 9, 2019 (Cato study)

April 2, 2019 (Common Core)

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March 26, 2019 (service)

March 19, 2019 (Fishman)

March 12, 2019 (cussing)

March 5, 2019 (Gen X)

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February 26, 2019 (Goodloe Sutton)

February 19, 2019 (standard English)

February 12, 2019 (writing books)

February 5, 2019 (Generation X)

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January 29, 2019 (education)

January 22, 2019 (Clotilda)

January 15, 2019 (MLK, Jr.)

January 8, 2019 (“For What It’s Worth”)

January 1, 2019 (New Year’s)

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December 25, 2018 (Christmas)

December 18, 2018 (Louis Rubin)

December 11, 2018 (reading)

December 4, 2018 (“donkey-tending work”)

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November 27, 2018 (ignorance)

November 20, 2018 (what to write about)

November 13, 2018 (fallacies)

November 6, 2018 (backwardness)

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October 30, 2018 (voter turnout)

October 23, 2018 (nothing cool…)

October 16, 2018 (education in Alabama)

October 9, 2018 (EJI’s Legacy Museum)

October 2, 2018 (introduction)