When most people think of Florida they probably think of Miami, Jimmy Buffet songs and college football. This is a Florida that I'm familiar with, myself, but you go much further north of West Palm or west of Dade and it's an entirely different story. It's the South. Capital S.
And it's my mother's culture that dominated my childhood and directs my adult life in ways I'm only now begining to figure out. And it's that culture that's bleeding all over my own work.
Guns, grits, and God. Hoorah.