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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

(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

Alabama’s speakeasy caves were the rage during Prohibition

Below is an excerpt from my book "Forgotten Tales of Alabama." During America's Prohibition era from 1920-1933, people were continually looking for places to drink illicit liquor. In Alabama, some of the best places to hide from the law were caves. Three caves were reputed to have been used as nightclubs, and one became a… Continue reading Alabama’s speakeasy caves were the rage during Prohibition

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The stress-relieving powers of nanner pudding can help you survive moving

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. Here’s the thing about moving: It’ll make you cry harder than Nic Cage’s Southern accent in “Con Air.” I know that is an obvious statement. Everyone knows moving sucks. But I thought… Continue reading The stress-relieving powers of nanner pudding can help you survive moving