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Who is Bullgrit?

My resident “adviser” has suggested that I really aught to make a post explaining who/what “Bullgrit” is. This adviser occasionally puts links to this site on her Facebook wall, and she sometimes gets questions about them. Questions like:

“What is BULLGRIT? Is the link safe to click on?”

“Who is Bullgrit?”

“Wow, that blogger is a big dork. I pity his wife. Do you know them?”

I reply to the advice with, “But there’s a Who is Bullgrit link right on the main page.”

But I’m told, “No one clicks on and reads that page.”

Okay, well, let me post that page here at the top of my blog to put it right up in front of everyone’s face:

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Who is Bullgrit?

Good old boy, good ol’ boy, good ole boy – noun, informal, slang
A man having the qualities regarded as typical of males of small towns and rural areas of the South: a relaxed or informal manner, unsophisticated good fellowship, and strong loyalty to family and friends.

I was born, raised, and still live in the Southern region of the United States.
I currently live about a one hour drive from where I was born, two hours from where I grew up, three hours from where I went to college, and no more than four hours from anywhere I’ve ever had an address.

Although I’ve never lived outside the South, I have traveled a fair bit. In the US, I’ve traveled as far north as New York and Illinois, and as far west as Colorado and California, plus a few states between here and there. Outside the US, I’ve only been to Sweden, (so far).

I know the South, I love the South, I live the South. Other regions of the country, (and world), have their good stuff, but I’d never want to live there. The South, with all its good and bad, is my home.

I’m college-educated and open-minded. I’ve lived and worked with people from all over the country and world, so I’m pretty well diversificated. I’m not an ignorant redneck, although I’m no Renaissance man either.

I’m a writer and editor by profession.

I’m a writer and editor by hobby, also.

I’m 43 years old, and I have a wife and two young sons: Cowgrit, Calfgrit10, and Calfgrit6. (If it ain’t obvious, the number after the boys’ names represents their ages.)

In many ways, I’m a typical middle-aged, Southern, American man; in some ways I’m not. And whether it’s typical or not, I have a geek-streak: I like science fiction, fantasy, comic books, computer games, and table-top games.

Welcome to my world.


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