The Tennessean better not be bullshitting on this. I fully expect to have black bears scaring the shit out of me in 10 years. Bears vs. Coyotes. Man, can you imagine finding a bear in your vegetable garden? Or eating your hazelnuts?
People, I don’t even know if hazelnuts will grow in Tennessee, but we’re going to try.
The Corps is trying to return a set of remains to his rightful descendants. Reminded me of my story, but I’m sad that people were actually looting. The guy who inspired the story, I thought he was, but I hoped I was wrong.
I really love Tennessee. I love the bears. I love the history. I love the people. One thing I have a hard time understanding about our state legislators, especially the ones we have now, is how much they seem to dislike Tennesseans. I mean, if you just look at the laws they’re passing, you’d think that the state was filled with nothing but assholes who need to be kept in strict line lest they taint the children.
But really, it’s a wonderful, strange place. I’ve been here almost thirteen years, longer than I’ve lived anywhere, and I still feel lucky and not quite sure how it is that I keep pulling this off.