Posts by davidsher:

    Alabama quarterbacks & UAB coach have heart

    December 11th, 2018
    Tua Tagovailoa & Jalen Hurts
    Tua Tagovailoa & Jalen Hurts

    Some things you just can’t make up.

    All of us in Alabama and most of the civilized world know that on December 1st, Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts came off the bench for an injured Tua Tagovailoa to lead Alabama to a come-from-behind victory over Georgia in the SEC championship game. Read the rest of this entry “

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    What Birmingham can learn from a former Texan who came from the North

    December 5th, 2018
    William J. Carl III, PhD, Senior Pastor of Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham
    William J. Carl III, PhD, Senior Pastor of Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a more prosperous Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is Dr.  William Carl .  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    I write this piece, not because I want to, but because I feel compelled to. What I offer here are my personal views as a citizen, not the random thoughts of a religious leader in this community. Read the rest of this entry “

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    3 very bad numbers for greater Birmingham

    November 27th, 2018

    3Let me make this clear.

    I’m talking about metropolitan Birmingham—not just the city of Birmingham. Yes, all seven counties including Shelby County.

    Things are looking up—but not when we are measured against other regions. Read the rest of this entry “

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    An extraordinary coincidence that may signal a Birmingham revolution!

    November 21st, 2018
    Jay Dunn
    Jay Dunn

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a more prosperous Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is  Jay Dunn.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    The coincidence is pretty remarkable.

    I started at Georgetown for my MBA during my last year working for Senator Richard Shelby on the Senate Banking Committee in Congress. As an Evening Student, putting in a long day at work and a three-hour class at night, you tend to bond pretty well with your classmates; fatigue helps melt away the awkward “new kid” phase, and you get to know people pretty quickly. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Pinch me! Is this really Birmingham?

    November 13th, 2018
    Jefferson County Mayors' Association Meeting, October 17, 2018
    Jefferson County Mayors’ Association Meeting, October 17, 2018

    What’s going on in America?

    Everyone seems to be divided.

    Republican/ Democrat

    White/Black

    Conservative/Liberal

    Rich/Poor

    No one seems to want to cooperate to achieve common goals. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Why I’m building my career in Boston rather than Birmingham

    November 7th, 2018
    Karim Tarabein
    Karim Tarabein

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a more prosperous Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is  Karim Tarabein.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    Before we start, this is going to be a sharp critique and I want to make sure we don’t get any wires crossed.

    While I am critical about Birmingham, and in turn UAB, I want to point out I harbor no ill will toward either. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Look out divided Birmingham: Here come the Millennials!

    October 30th, 2018

    BirminghamI live in two different worlds.

    The world of my contemporaries—folks 50, 60, 70 years old who are generally happy with the status quo.

    And the world of 20, 30, and 40 year olds—who are desperate for change.

    I make some of my contemporary friends nervous. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Hoover can be a bold leader or greedy neighbor

    October 24th, 2018
    John Lyda, Hoover City Councilor
    John Lyda, Hoover City Councilor

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a more prosperous Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is  Hoover City Councilor John Lyda.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    Editor’s note:  This piece was originally published on October 23rd.  Three days later the proposal to move UAB Medical West to Hoover fell through and the hospital administration decided to build in McCalla on property it previously purchased.

    The conversation of regional cooperation has been commonplace in the Birmingham metro area for decades, its roots traced back to the beginning of the urban sprawl that flourished in the 50’s, 60’s, and continuously since then.

    Regrettably, the phrase “regional cooperation” has most often been rhetoric used in political campaigns, master planning processes, and feel good speeches.  Read the rest of this entry “

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    Oh no! Homewood, Vestavia, & now Hoover

    October 16th, 2018

    CostcoMy wife and I are a Costco family

    We shop Costco every week, eat free snacks, and look forward to chance meetings with friends—many we haven’t seen in years. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Birmingham once headed for greatness–We can do it again!

    October 10th, 2018
    David Fleming,, President &CEO of REV Birmingham
    David Fleming, President & CEO of REV Birmingham

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a more prosperous Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is  David Fleming.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    If you were standing on the corner of 1st Avenue North and 20th Street in 1871, you would be standing in a forest.  A few miles to the west would be the small county seat town of Elyton.  You’d see a few pioneer homes scattered throughout the valley. Read the rest of this entry “

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