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I don’t mind being called Sweetie or Honey … or Schmootzie Pie

Following is an excerpt of a column on the South's love of edible endearments originally posted on SouthernThing.com. To read the column in full, click here or click the link at the end of the excerpt. Come over here and give me some sugar. Not that kind, y’all. I’m talking about the kind we in… Continue reading I don’t mind being called Sweetie or Honey … or Schmootzie Pie

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The murders of devil worshippers at Corpsewood Manor

This is the second part of my story about the murders of Corpsewood Manor in Georgia. Click here to read Part 1. As many times as I’d heard about the Corpsewood Manor murders – I’d even watched a true crime show on TV about them – I’d never heard the full details of the trial… Continue reading The murders of devil worshippers at Corpsewood Manor

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The gruesome history of Georgia’s Corpsewood Manor, part 1

On a cold rainy day in December, Sweetums and I were driving through the mountains of North Georgia when we realized we were quite close to a site we’d always wanted to visit. The only problem was, the location was far off the beaten path and we had only rough directions. Still, we didn’t want… Continue reading The gruesome history of Georgia’s Corpsewood Manor, part 1

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Southerners fake? What does this Boston columnist know?

A Boston columnist says we're all fake, y'all. The nerve. Read my response in an excerpt below of this week's column from SouthernThing.com.  To read the rest of the full column, click here or click the link at the end of the excerpt. Is there such a thing as being too nice? If there is, you… Continue reading Southerners fake? What does this Boston columnist know?

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When you’re an impatient person in the South

This week's column originates on SouthernThing.com. Below is an excerpt. To read the full column, click here or click the link at the bottom. Everyone in my world knows I have just the teensiest deficit in the patience department. If my life had a theme song, it would be: "Don't care how, I want it now." Veruca… Continue reading When you’re an impatient person in the South