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Collections from my ‘weird travels’ displayed in fun ways

I've been thinking it would be fun to show you some of the weird things I've collected in my travels across the country (mostly, the South, yes, but other areas, as well). Sweetums and I began collecting magnets when we met nine years ago but we also have some fun objects we've picked up along… Continue reading Collections from my ‘weird travels’ displayed in fun ways

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Turns out, the birthplace of Superman is right here on earth

It was at Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, that two self-described geeks met and changed the comic book industry forever. The boys, Canada-native Joseph Shuster and Ukraine-born Jerry Siegel, teamed up to create Superman, the very first superhero, in 1932. Superman, who debuted in Action Comics No. 1, was the creation of Siegel, who… Continue reading Turns out, the birthplace of Superman is right here on earth

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A look at beautiful Oak Hill Cemetery

If you've never taken a stroll through Birmingham's Oak Hill Cemetery, you should put it on your list. It's a beautiful place with a great view of the city and some gorgeous funereal art. The cemetery was founded in 1871. The website says: "In 1871 the City of Birmingham purchased from the Elyton Land Company… Continue reading A look at beautiful Oak Hill Cemetery

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The back story to the names in my new children’s book will make your heart grow 3 sizes

As some of you know, "A Southern Night Before Christmas," my second children's book, was released last month. It was published by the company I write for, It's a Southern Thing, and beautifully illustrated by Michelle Hazelwood Hyde. You can buy copies here. I wanted to share a sweet little backstory. In the book, I… Continue reading The back story to the names in my new children’s book will make your heart grow 3 sizes

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This bucket-list place teaches us all about our American origins

The following post is a guest blog by Wil Elrick. During this time when traveling is difficult, he is writing about places on our bucket list. By Wil Elrick I am convinced that Thanksgiving has “middle child syndrome”. Can you imagine having the younger brother of Halloween and the older sister of Christmas? I mean… Continue reading This bucket-list place teaches us all about our American origins