Saturday, June 19, 2010

A trip down memory lane (yes, I know how clichéd that is)

Folks in the proSouthern community may remember the e-zine, 180 Degrees True South, written, edited, illustrated, published and webmastered (we called it "reb-mastering" back then) by moi, which appeared more-or-less monthly between 2000 and 2004.

It was rollicking fun for me — and evidently for folks in the movement, judging by the feedback I got.

Ah, those were the days! Some of life’s inevitable responsibilities took me away from active involvement in the proSouthern movement, and 180 went offline. While I was away, two things happened: I began to write proSouthern novels (the first one is published and available at and the proSouthern movement went kablooey.

But a look at Facebook and other communities online tells me that the passion so many Southerners have for their home region still burns fierce in their hearts; that the gratuitous and mendacious attacks on Southern history and culture are as offensive to us as they’ve always been; that Americans in other regions of the country are beginning to exhibit the same misgivings about out-of-control federal government that Southerners have always had; and that it may be time for renewal of our dedication to our region’s history and heritage.

Toward that end, I’ve begun this blog. And while Southern issues will be at the core of it, I may blog about any subject I think will interest readers. And, as in the old days, it will be updated "whenever I feel like it and have the time."

Stay tune as the purpose and form of the blog take shape — and be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Connie Ward, Ed.


  1. Hi Connie. It's good to see you back again. I always enjoyed reading 180.

  2. Welcome, Cuz. We'll see if I've still "got it." Ha!

  3. Just read about this in an e-mail from Southern Heritage News and Views. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on it.


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