Southern Squared Watches

Last week, I finally finished my marathon binge of Designing Women, and I thought, what should I watch next? I had a stack of DVDs, and some shows and movies to stream on various services. Friends have given lots of suggestions on social media, including Sex Education, Self Made, the Madam C.J. Walker Story, and…

Southern Squared Learns

While we are confined to our homes and practicing social distancing 6 feet away from each other, I hope everyone has taken time to learn something new between work assignments and home schooling their children. Most of the things I have been learning can be shared with children and can be a learning experience for…

Southern Squared Reads

Many of my friends and family know that I am a voracious reader. As a child, I could usually be found reading a book, even when it was bedtime, and I hid under the covers with a flashlight. No meal was complete without a book in front of my plate. No road trip could begin…

Atlanta’s turbulent relationship with historic preservation

If you’re from Atlanta, you’ve heard the jokes. Atlanta loves to tear down history and build new or just make everything parking. In 1959, Atlanta literally razed a 80 year old, 7 story building to build a parking deck which still stands today, 61 years later. The Kimball House was built in 1885 to replace…