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Our visit to Transylvania U., site of famous rare book heist & creepy traditions

Sweetums and I are familiar with Transylvania County in North Carolina, one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever see. It’s located in the Pisgah National Forest and known as the “land of waterfalls.” My uncle lives there so we visit from time to time. But we were surprised to learn there’s also a Transylvania… Continue reading Our visit to Transylvania U., site of famous rare book heist & creepy traditions

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I think Sweetums is an alien … read this and tell me your thoughts

OK, y’all, I’m writing this late at night, with the lights out. I can’t let Sweetums know about this but I need your help, so … I’ve been gathering evidence for some time to back my suspicion that Sweetums is actually from another planet. You may have seen some of my social media posts that… Continue reading I think Sweetums is an alien … read this and tell me your thoughts

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The joy of weird water towers: I can’t explain the attraction

Sweetums and I love a water tower shaped like some sort of object, like fruit, or a ketchup bottle. So much so, we visited the World's Largest Catsup Bottle water tower on our honeymoon. You can read more about that here. We put together a few of our favorite quirky water towers from recent travels… Continue reading The joy of weird water towers: I can’t explain the attraction

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Very cool Lexington Opera House where Houdini, Al Jolson once performed

On a quick walking tour of Lexington, Kentucky, in June, Sweetums and I mostly saw buildings related to Mary Todd Lincoln, including her birthplace and homes of other family members (I'll get those photos posted soon). But we also happened across the very intriguing-looking Lexington Opera House and wished we could see inside. When I… Continue reading Very cool Lexington Opera House where Houdini, Al Jolson once performed

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‘Not Quite Right’ has ‘great honor’ of being featured in Kirkus magazine

Everyone has been so supportive of my humor book, "Not Quite Right: Mostly True Tales of a Weird News Reporter" and, as I reported earlier, I received a wonderful Kirkus Review last month that read, in part: "Fans of Fannie Flagg should be overjoyed to discover the rustic, lighthearted musings of this Southern writer, who… Continue reading ‘Not Quite Right’ has ‘great honor’ of being featured in Kirkus magazine