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It’s Burt Gummer Day and if you know what that is, you’re as weird as Sweetums

Following is a guest blog written by Sweetums about a character in the "Tremors" series of movies. By Wil Elrick Everyone that knows me knows how much I like a weird holiday, but I am not always as diligent about celebrating them or reminding you to celebrate them as I should be. I mean we… Continue reading It’s Burt Gummer Day and if you know what that is, you’re as weird as Sweetums

(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

You can tell some hotels are haunted before you even walk through the doors: Guest blog

The Crescent Hotel at night. (Wil Elrick) The following is a guest blog from Wil Elrick about our 2020 trip to Eureka Springs, Ark. By Wil Elrick I often wonder if I am the only person that can be having an ordinary everyday conversation and have it routinely delve into talk of the paranormal, cryptozoology… Continue reading You can tell some hotels are haunted before you even walk through the doors: Guest blog

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Here is just a partial list – there’s a list! – of Bigfoot items in our house

Below is a brief excerpt from my book "Not Quite Right: Mostly True Tales of a Weird News Reporter." To order a signed copy for $15, email kellykazek@kellykazek.com. Important note: If you were thinking of buying Sweetums a Bigfoot collectible, you must first fill out a form stating what it is and detailing your intentions… Continue reading Here is just a partial list – there’s a list! – of Bigfoot items in our house

Southern Thing Column

Did your granny have a ‘pocketbook’? A glossary of old-fashioned words

Below is an excerpt from my column that originally appeared on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to read the full column now. This column had a "sequel" of even more granny words. Click here to read the full follow-up now. The other day, a friend posted on Facebook that she'd used the word "pocketbook"… Continue reading Did your granny have a ‘pocketbook’? A glossary of old-fashioned words