A few of my favorite, recently read blogs:
From the Hill Country of Monroe County blog: Beauty's Grave
Lovely, lovely post, haunting and moving.
The epic struggle of one woman against traffic court (seriously epic!)http://noblepig.com/2008/08/06/a-cop-a-judge-a-district-attorney-lies-and-me.aspx
...then read on to find great recipes and stories.
Mountain stuff: ginseng and timber rattlers:
Matthew's in full voice here, describing sang hunts and rattlesnake catching.
Deborah Wilson's post on Tears of the Fairies:
Folklore and a story--what a good post.