…and the Great Smoky Mountains brunt.

Last year was a nasty booger of a year for too many. For me, one tragedy was the burning of my home state, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. I spent a large portion of my childhood in the foothills of the park – Knoxville, Tennessee. Seeing the damage done to Chimney Tops, one of […]

My Mama named me Amber LaShea…

Due to recent happenings, I think it is imperative that I make it very clear that the title of this blog is me; however, it is a name that is copyrighted to me:  Vesper Woolf. And, as I thought was clear and/or rather irrelevant, I have a YouTube channel:  Southern Belle Humanism. I showcase artists, […]

The Space Ballad of Ricky Joe… (Yes, he’s from Alabama.)

Once upon a time, before my sister developed a knack for crafting tin foil bikinis as well as tin foil hats of both superb and enormous proportions molded into the Neo-traditional style of Alpha Centaurian design, there was Ricky Joe. Ricky Joe’s significance to the cultural history of Emily’s amazing foil bodyware is linked to […]

Shame a single mother, especially one of my relations, and I go Scarlett on you.

*Note:  This was originally a Facebook rant. Amber Geislinger March 20 at 3:54pm · I have lectured on decorum for the 21st century, and I’m currently considering taking my phrase on as a title for another book after I complete my current project. You’ve seen me use a soft style of owning a man-bitch, and […]

My Grandmother Was A Feminist Icon Before That Was Even A Thing

Women’s History Month is upon us again. And Facebook’s algorithms are probably slamming your newsfeed. This is a picture of my grandmother, Polly Winkles Holmes, ever the politically active do-gooder of her day. She led the Decatur branch of The Women’s League of Voters; and, administrated retirement villages for the elderly at a time when […]

Don’t Go Saving Europe Again

I am allowing Instragram to share this on the ugly monstrosity that is Facebook because it’s important. This is a picture of our great uncle Ernest Winkles killed during the Normandy Invasion during WWII. When I traveled to Europe in 2015 to visit my sister and meet a pen-pal, I learned that young Europeans -students […]

Introducing The Alt-left (Yes, I just dubbed ’em that – get over it.)

*Originally, this was a Facebook post – a loooong Facebook post. If you have tagged me in a post regarding adoption trafficking, I haven’t added any such posts to my profile because of alt-left/neo-left/leftist misogynists. I don’t want them coming after you. The alt-left, or limousine liberals, are the ones with the big bucks to […]