I. In the heart of a second-growth piney-woods jungle of southern Alabama, a region sparsely settled by backwoods blacks and Cajunsโ€”that queer, half-wild people descended from Acadian exiles of the middle eighteenth centuryโ€”stands a strange, enormous ruin. Interminable trailers of Cherokee rose, white-laden during a single month...

One of my least favorite parts about being a middle school history teacher is the bullshit โ€œLiving Historyโ€ assignments we give at the end of every school year. Kids are supposed to sit with their grandparents and video tape, voice record, or transcribe their oldest...

3/23/01 Due to the overwhelming number of requests I have received to tell about my discoveries and bizarre experiences in a cave not far from my home, I have createdย this web page. I will outline the events that happened to me during the past few months....

10.7.2004 Jennifer, friends and family of Mark, As promised, here are copies of the correspondence I received from Mark over the course of the last month. For the most part, I have merely copied and pasted them from my email application. As youโ€™ll read, he requested this, in...