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In one of many memorable scenes from “Cars,” Mater shows his new friend, Lightning McQueen, that he is the world’s best backwards driver. “Ain’t no need to watch where I'm goin’; just need to know where I’ve been,” he says as he … more
Let’s clean out the notebook, political edition ... • It seems amazing, but we are now a month out from the Aug. 15 primaries for the U.S. Senate race, as well as the countywide referendum on the proposed 1-cent sales tax. I would have … more
As a career coach working with older jobseekers, I hear the same things over and over. “I’m afraid that no one will hire me.” Or, “I’m afraid I can’t do that job.” Another favorite thing I hear is, “I’m afraid I’m too old to … more
“Konbanwa” means good evening in Japanese. I learned that phrase Tuesday night on the 32nd floor of the Regions Harbert Plaza at The City Club of Birmingham. Andrea and I were there for an event honoring the delegation that had traveled from … more
A week ago, I didn’t see any connection between professional wrestling and politics. I know better now. I’ve been binge-watching “GLOW,” the Netflix series about professional women wrestlers of the 1980s. I tuned in because I’m a … more
Well, I didn’t have much luck with Fourth of July fireworks this year. I took some Walker Magazine shots of people attending the Jasper event on July 3, put on by the city and Desperation Church of Jasper. I found the late afternoon/early … more
With a trip to the beach for the annual Alabama Press Association Summer Convention set for this week, I had an extremely important decision to make. Should I get a tan? After seeing a few … more
I have thousands of pictures I’ve taken through the years. I also have old photographs scanned from family photo albums and other sources. I’m a fanatic about protecting these pictures. I’d … more
Ree Drummond and I have nothing in common. Maybe that’s why I am so fascinated with her. When I picked up her book “Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels — A Love Story” several years ago, I was totally unaware of her blog, which … more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... •Recently al.com posted something about divorces in Alabama, saying it came from the Census Bureau. (It linked to a map that I couldn’t download on my computer and it was all but impossible to navigate on my … more
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