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    Nashville Mayor has advice for Birmingham

    October 17th, 2017
    Nashville Mayor Megan Berry speaking to Kiwanis Club of Birmingham
    Nashville Mayor Megan Barry speaking to Kiwanis Club of Birmingham

    If you think you’re good looking, but few people ask you for a date, you might suspect you have a problem.

    You may think you’re ‘cool,’ but if all your friends give you the same advice, then maybe they see something you’re unable to recognize in yourself. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Look out Hollywood–Here come’s Birmingham

    October 11th, 2017
    Felicia Willson
    Felicia Willson

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

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

    I’m a Southern California native. I’ve worked on one of the best shows in television history: NBC’s The West Wing.

    I’ve spent the last 20 years immersed in the land of lights, camera, action, and I’m here to tell ya, if you want to make a movie or a television show, the place to do it is… Birmingham, Alabama. Read the rest of this entry “

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    I didn’t grow up in Mountain Brook, but…

    September 26th, 2017
    Ronnie Rice
    Ronnie Rice, Ph.D., J.D

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

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

    Many of the guest articles on ComebackTown appear to be written by people who grew up in Mountain Brook or over the mountain—so I had some reservations about telling my story.

    Not only did I not grow up in Mountain Brook, I grew up in the opposite of Mountain Brook.

    I’m from Prichard, Alabama—a small town with a 38% poverty rate and a median household income of $21,860. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Birmingham’s award-winning food scene vilified: BAD FOR AMERICA

    September 19th, 2017
    Samantha Dubrinsky
    Samantha Dubrinsky

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

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

    Earlier this year, it was announced that Food & Wine magazine would be relocating to Birmingham. For weeks, there were articles highlighting what a wonderful move this is for Birmingham and the food industry. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Young mom: What I didn’t expect to find in Birmingham

    September 13th, 2017
    Staci Vice
    Staci Luker

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

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

    I have a very distinct memory of being in the 8th grade and coming to Birmingham for an event at Samford University.

    I was traveling with a group of fellow middle and high school students from small town Alabama where I had about 21 people in my entire grade in school.

    As we went from interstate to interstate to get around and I watched the traffic rush by, I adamantly stated that I could never live in a city like Birmingham; I was a small town girl and the city was no place for me. Or so I thought. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Do folks in Mountain Brook live in a bubble?

    September 6th, 2017
    Maury Shevin & Joyce Spielberger
    Maury Shevin & Joyce Spielberger

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

    Today’s guest bloggers are husband and wife Maury Shevin & Joyce Spielberger.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    We got a surprising amount of push back from our blog post:  “Why We Escaped the Mountain Brook Bubble.” 

    Some people thought that we were picking on Mountain Brook.

    Others accused us of hypocrisy.

    Still others said we are both “Pollyannas”.

    This started us thinking more about whether folks in Mountain Brook really do live in a bubble. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Big boys in New York and Washington talking about us

    August 30th, 2017
    Willie Chriesman, Á la Carte Alabama
    Willie Chriesman, Á la Carte Alabama

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

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

    Remember when the only news about Birmingham was bad?

    We’ve weathered international public images of fire hoses and police dogs; scenes of urban decay; and the world watching Jefferson County suffer through one of the biggest municipal bankruptcies in history. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Can courageous Mountain Brook man transform our neighborhoods?

    August 22nd, 2017
    Stewart Welch, Founder Welch Group
    Stewart Welch, Founder Welch Group
    Jay Craig
    Jay Craig

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

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

    I describe Jay Craig as a Mountain Brook man—but that’s neither fair nor accurate.

    Yes, Jay and I both attended Mountain Brook High School, but when he graduated, he left Mountain Brook never to return.

    He currently resides in Sherman Heights near Ensley and lives a humble life congruent with his neighbors. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Why a Birmingham man wants to be called ‘Elephant Man’

    August 16th, 2017
    Bryan Council
    Bryan Council

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

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

    There’s never been a neighborhood in Birmingham that’s gone through a more drastic transformation than Avondale.

    A few years ago some people outside the community would have been afraid to get out of their cars. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Alabama must think we’re chumps (and we are)

    August 8th, 2017
    I-20 /59 Bridge Project
    I-20 /59 Bridge Project

    Do you have any idea what’s about to hit us?

    D Day is October 1st, 2018—next year.

    And we’re letting it happen without a whimper—because, quite frankly, it’s too late.

    This is just another example how we in greater Birmingham accept our helplessness and lack of vision. Read the rest of this entry “

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