Here's a question I get asked a lot: What, exactly, is a Weird News Reporter? By which I mean, no one really asks but I'm going to tell you anyway. Here's the explanation, excerpted from my book "Not Quite Right: Mostly True Tales of a Weird News Reporter." Holler if you have questions. As the unofficial… Continue reading What, exactly, is a Weird News Reporter?
Y’all know I’m a sucker for the men in iron, right? Coming across wacky figures on the roadside is part of the fun of my road trips with Sweetums. I thought I’d tell you about two Iron Men in north Alabama you can visit. I have some background on one of them but the other… Continue reading I’m a sucker for iron men. Do you know the history of these two?
Following is an excerpt from my book, "Not Quite Right: Mostly True Tales of a Weird News Reporter." To order a copy, visit any local or online bookseller. For a signed copy ($15 plus $4 shipping), email email@example.com. I like to tell people about my Hollywood connections. It’s hard to say why since I have… Continue reading These are the 2 celebrities I’ve interviewed who were most like I expected
While we were in Dahlonega, Ga., before Christmas, Sweetums and I took a tour of an underground gold mine. Many people aren’t aware that the country’s first gold rush began in the 1820s in Dahlonega. Consolidated Gold Mining Co. opened in 1895 and closed in 1906. After being abandoned for more than 70 years, a… Continue reading We toured a gold mine in Dahlonega & I got a stunning ring!
It’s rare to come across a type of grave Sweetums and I haven’t seen before but we found some unique ones on our trip to Dahlonega, Ga., in December. It was rainy and cold for most of our trip but we had read about “slot-and-tab” or “box” tombs unique to the area and decided to… Continue reading These tab-and-slot tombs are unique to the South. Have you seen them?