Hello. I am Michael Purdy and this is my website.

I work in the weird state of Tennessee. This website is an assorted collection of things that were written for what was once called a blog (ask your parents). It is not kept up as much as I’d like. That is nobody’s fault but my own.

The most recent thing I've written and published here is The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South by John T. Edge. If you keep reading down this page, you'll see a short list of other recent posts. You can always find a complete list of the posts on the blog page and a few more details about me on the about page.

Latest Blog Posts

  1. The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South by John T. Edge
    Food has meaning. It is personal.
  2. The Marvels by Brian Selznick
    I was not expecting to be moved the way it moved me.
  3. The Reivers
    Completing the project.
  4. The Mansion
    Finishing the trilogy.
  5. The Town
    The trilogy.
  6. A Fable
    I get the feeling we’re not in Yoknapatawpha anymore.