(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

The pilot who died while chasing a UFO

I recently came across an interesting tidbit and the story behind a historical marker in Franklin, Ky.: The tale of an Air Force captain who crashed and died while chasing a UFO in 1948. Sweetums and I didn’t know about the marker when we were in Franklin a couple of summers ago or we would… Continue reading The pilot who died while chasing a UFO

Southern Thing Column

6 ways you can tell your dog is the boss of you

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. I couldn’t tell you how many times my big brother, Doofus, and I would scream at one another: “You’re not the boss of me!” Enough times that we made my mom threaten… Continue reading 6 ways you can tell your dog is the boss of you

(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

The story of those giant Indian heads and how you can see them

If you travel along the South’s back roads, chances are you’ve come across at least one 20- or 30-foot tall Indian head carved from a massive tree. These unusual and detailed works of art – which range from 15 to 40 feet high – were created by artist Peter Wolf Toth to honor our country’s… Continue reading The story of those giant Indian heads and how you can see them

Southern Thing Column

Here’s what Dolly Parton is like in person

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. Wouldn’t life be so much more fun if Dolly Parton were president? I’m pretty sure every day would be like Christmas – and not the hard-candy kind, if I had to… Continue reading Here’s what Dolly Parton is like in person

Southern Thing Column

Turns out, it's not illegal to end a sentence with a preposition. Someone was just messing around

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. It really jars my preserves to hear someone say, "Where are you at?" Or worse, "Where you at?" As an English major who has spent a career writing, I have to… Continue reading Turns out, it's not illegal to end a sentence with a preposition. Someone was just messing around