(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

The story of those giant Indian heads and how you can see them

If you travel along the South’s back roads, chances are you’ve come across at least one 20- or 30-foot tall Indian head carved from a massive tree. These unusual and detailed works of art – which range from 15 to 40 feet high – were created by artist Peter Wolf Toth to honor our country’s… Continue reading The story of those giant Indian heads and how you can see them

Southern Thing Column

Here’s what Dolly Parton is like in person

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here. Below are the first paragraphs. Wouldn’t life be so much more fun if Dolly Parton were president? I’m pretty sure every day would be like Christmas – and not the hard-candy kind, if I had to… Continue reading Here’s what Dolly Parton is like in person

Southern Thing Column

Turns out, it's not illegal to end a sentence with a preposition. Someone was just messing around

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here. Below are the first paragraphs. It really jars my preserves to hear someone say, "Where are you at?" Or worse, "Where you at?" As an English major who has spent a career writing, I have to… Continue reading Turns out, it's not illegal to end a sentence with a preposition. Someone was just messing around

(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

This fun stop on I-75 in Georgia yielded fresh produce, TOE jam and moonshine

I’ve been meaning to write about a fun little stop Sweetums and I made last summer in Forsyth, Ga., but I seem to have lost my photos. Thankfully, Sweetums had taken some and I also found some on a Facebook page for the business, so I hope the owners don’t mind me borrowing a handful.… Continue reading This fun stop on I-75 in Georgia yielded fresh produce, TOE jam and moonshine

(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

Rare monument shows man's love for his four-legged friends

Florence Y. Barr was only 33 years old when he died in 1884 in Florence, Ala. Barr was the only son of Isaac and Rebecca Barr. Although I know very little about his life, I know he adored his four-legged friends. I know this because his monument in Florence Cemetery is one of my favorite… Continue reading Rare monument shows man's love for his four-legged friends