Below is a guest blog by Sweetums, who loves hiking at Cheaha State Park. By Wil Elrick As I am sure you already know, Alabama is one of the most beautiful states in our great nation. We have everything from beaches to mountains and everything in between. With many majestic mountains and forests, Alabama in… Continue reading Guest blog: My trip to Mt. Cheaha, home of Bigfoot
Below is an excerpt from my book "Not Quite Right: Mostly True Tales of a Weird NEws Reporter." $15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for signed copies. I just love Fannie Flagg, y’all. She was raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and was a comedian and actor before becoming a best-selling author with novels like “Fried Green Tomatoes at the… Continue reading In honor of Fannie Flagg’s birthday, a story from that time I interviewed her
Below is a guest blog from Sweetums, who is asking advice on how to best use our 12-foot Halloween skeleton in our yard. By Wil Elrick There’s a huge box sitting on my patio. It holds the must-have thing for this Halloween: a 12-foot-tall skeleton sold by Home Depot. Even if you are not a… Continue reading We have Halloween’s must-have yard decor, now what do we do with it?
When Baby Girl was 8 years old, we started a scrapbook. We took photos and collected little keepsakes to stick to the pages until the book had a bulging middle that rivaled a pampered dog’s. It was September when we started the book, which we completed a few months later. The process of making it… Continue reading Will it take an unprecedented tragedy to make us kind again?
Below is an excerpt of a column that originally appeared on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to be directed to the full column now. Her voice was low but sweet. It seemed too hoarse for the tiny body it came from, as if it had flowed over gravel and sandpaper, smoothed out with maybe… Continue reading Yes, Atticus Finch, you can choose your family