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A Southern girl will always need her daddy

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. As I dip a brush into the can of paint – Sherwin-Williams Silken Peacock – I can hear my father’s voice. Dip lightly. Only the tip of the brush should be covered… Continue reading A Southern girl will always need her daddy

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Mystery of the Moonshine Murders still chills Alabama community

Below is an excerpt on the Moonshine Murders from my 2010 book, "Forgotten Tales of Alabama." Click here to order a signed copy. For more than half a century, law officers in Jefferson County, Ala., have had one enduring mystery: The disappearance of three men one rainy night from an isolated part of the county.… Continue reading Mystery of the Moonshine Murders still chills Alabama community

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Parents eating kids’ Halloween candy is not ‘stealing.’ It’s more like calling in a marker

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. OK, people. I have to take issue with a recent survey. I know what you’re thinking – I often take issue with surveys. But I have a very logical reason: They’re stupid.… Continue reading Parents eating kids’ Halloween candy is not ‘stealing.’ It’s more like calling in a marker

(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

A quick visit to the Heaviest Corner on Earth, a gathering of Alabama skyscrapers

Yesterday, while in Birmingham for a meeting, I was walking to lunch and came upon a place I know well: The Heaviest Corner on Earth. I love the way the corner is marked, which was added since I wrote about the site in my book "Forgotten Tales of Alabama." Below is an excerpt from the… Continue reading A quick visit to the Heaviest Corner on Earth, a gathering of Alabama skyscrapers

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So y’all want to have a yard sale. I’ll just go ahead and bless your little hearts

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. A woman with bouncy curls and a matching personality stood in my driveway last weekend ogling a like-new, big-screen TV I was selling at a garage sale. I'd labeled it $50. "Will… Continue reading So y’all want to have a yard sale. I’ll just go ahead and bless your little hearts