Two weeks ago, we were overwhelmed by your great response when we hauled R. Neal, the-blogger-formerly-known-as-South-Knox-Bubba, out of blogosphere retirement to cover Facing South for a week.

In fact, it went so well, we're going to make it a mostly-regular gig.

This morning, I'm happy to announce that ex-SKB will be joining the Facing South crew. He'll be bringing his trademark wit and wisdom to a screen near you Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

Regular readers, please give a big Facing South welcome to Mr. Neal. And for newcomers visiting to check out your old friend ex-SKB, make yourself at home and take a look around. Facing South is a blog for progressive Southerners and South-watchers interested in better understanding our region, and changing it for the better. We hope you find it interesting, and come back to visit us again.

R. Neal/ex-SKB, over to you.