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(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

The Castle at Wilson Park

Below is a brief excerpt from my 2020 book, “A Guide to the South’s Quirkiest Roadside Attractions.” It is a Books-a-Million exclusive and can be purchased in stores or on the website here. The Castle at Wilson Park (Wikimedia Commons) Fayetteville’s historic Wilson Park is known for an unusual feature: a whimsical castle structure that was… Continue reading The Castle at Wilson Park

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The intriguing Ace of Clubs House

Below is a brief excerpt from my 2020 book, "A Guide to the South's Quirkiest Roadside Attractions." It is a Books-a-Million exclusive and can be purchased in stores or on the website here. The intriguing name for this house comes from the fact that it is shaped like a club, with three octagonal wings and… Continue reading The intriguing Ace of Clubs House

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We’re losing our handwriting … and a little piece of ourselves

Below is an excerpt from a column initially published on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to be directed to the full column now. On my daughter’s wedding day, she carried a gorgeous bouquet with a special tag attached. The small piece of leather, tied to the bouquet with a ribbon, was made by her… Continue reading We’re losing our handwriting … and a little piece of ourselves

(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

Morris the cat still haunts the Crescent Hotel

The post below is excerpted from my book "A Guide to the South's Quirkiest Roadside Attractions." You can buy it at Books-A-Million stores or online here. Morris the cat, who lived to the ripe ol’ age of 21, had an important position and an office at the historic Crescent Hotel. Morris was known as the… Continue reading Morris the cat still haunts the Crescent Hotel