road trips— for the tame travels and messy adventures of Generation X

The road trips section of level:deepsouth is for recollections and ruminations on enduring/enjoying family vacations, heading out of town with friends, going on tour with the band, or whatever reason we had for piling in the car and leaving home for a while. In an era before backseat DVD players or GPS mapping, when “turnContinue reading “road trips— for the tame travels and messy adventures of Generation X”

watch & listen— for the songs, records, tapes, CDs, concerts, movies, and TV shows of Generation X

The watch & listen section of level:deepsouth is for recollections and ruminations on songs or albums, record stores or music collections, movies or movie theaters or TV shows that were important, for whatever reason. In an era before the downloads and streaming services, music was harder to come by and easier to steal, shows onlyContinue reading “watch & listen— for the songs, records, tapes, CDs, concerts, movies, and TV shows of Generation X”

That Vibrant Community

by Foster Dickson In the summer of 1974, I came home from Baptist Hospital to a small, brick, ranch-style house in Normandale, on the corner of Princeton Road and Byrne Drive, which my father inherited after his mother passed away in 1971. This meant that my older brother and I were raised in the houseContinue reading “That Vibrant Community”