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When moving into an area, there are a handful of questions that come up fairly often. “Have you found a house?” “What schools are your kids in?” In the South, the one question you get more than most is, “Where do you go to … more
A state tax break that has significantly affected the renovations of several historic buildings in the Birmingham area will be eliminated if lawmakers in the Senate cannot agree to extend the program. more
There are few days that have remained etched into our minds, but for the people of Walker County, April 27, 2011, is one of those days. A widespread tornado outbreak hit Alabama that day, with 62 … more
About a month ago, Zac and I had a Friday night to ourselves. When he got off work, I asked him to meet me at Long Memorial United Methodist Church, where I was taking pictures of the Good Friday cross draped in a black shroud. He waited … more
Does Canada really believe that it’s not at war with ISIS? more
“It’s my job to call balls and strikes,” John Roberts told a Senate committee at his confirmation hearings to become chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. more
“Momma called. And when Momma calls, you just have to come runnin’.” — Paul “Bear” Bryant more
I’m going to start eating naked. I know this will be problematic when eating at most local establishments, but if the food folks took one look at my clothes after a meal, they would understand. It’s not due to age or senility, both of which … more
Have you ever taken a good look at your hands? Hands hold subtle clues that can tell the story of your life. This came to mind yesterday when I went to war. Not with a third-world country or people who talk funny but an enemy much closer to home. … more
In an interview with the Financial Analysts Journal last year, Nobel laureate economist William F. Sharpe, creator of the Sharpe ratio for risk-adjusted investment performance analysis, said public pensions in the United States are a “disaster” … more
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