I love living in Birmingham.
I love living in Alabama.
We live in a beautiful state with kind and generous people.
But the State of Alabama is just not competitive with many Southern states. Continue reading Birmingham needs to get the hell out of Alabama
Birmingham and Atlanta were about the same size in 1950.
Have you ever wondered why Atlanta grew and Birmingham stagnated?
In 1959, the Mayor of Atlanta sent us a letter spelling out how Birmingham could be a great city.
We paid no attention.
Continue reading The letter everyone in Homewood & Mountain Brook should read
The City of Birmingham could be the next Homewood.
Homewood is one of the most livable and popular cities in Alabama.
Young folks are flocking into Homewood.
Young folks also are flocking into Birmingham.
But Birmingham has a problem…
Continue reading Birmingham: the next Homewood?
Okay…I’ve written about this before.
But it makes us look so DUMB that I’m going to write about it again.
And I’m going to write about it over and over until someone gets disgusted enough to do something about it.
Are we fools?
How can we be such suckers?
Continue reading Nick Saban’s dream is Hoover’s nightmare
A good friend and I walk the Jemison Trail every week.
The Jemison Trail is a quiet peaceful path that winds along Shades Creek in Mountain Brook.
Recently we noticed a new walking bridge had been constructed along the trail.
I remarked that the bridge must have cost a lot of money. Continue reading Mountain Brook builds wall—demands Vestavia pay for it!
Every seat was full at the Harbert Center last week.
Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric, one of the largest companies in the world, addressed a joint luncheon of the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of Birmingham.
Rotarians and Kiwanians were thrilled to have the opportunity to see such an influential business executive– and hear him sing the praises of Alabama. Continue reading Are Birmingham business leaders loopy?
Al.com has published my ComebackTown blog every week for more than five years–283 blogs.
These blogs have been read hundreds of thousands of times.
There have been tens of thousands of comments.
- How did this happen?
- How much do I get paid?
- How much control does al.com have over my content?
Continue reading What’s the deal with David Sher and al.com?
I walked into the restaurant and ran into an old Mountain Brook friend.
He greeted me with, “There’s David Sher, Mr. Birmingham–who’s always pushing for metropolitan government…
…You know when that will happen–when hell freezes over!”
Continue reading The dreaded words Mtn. Brook and Vestavia parents don’t want to hear
Longtime State Senator Jabo Waggoner from Jefferson County is a friend.
I like and respect him, but no one bats a thousand.
I’m sure Senator Waggoner has good intentions, but last week he introduced a bill that will set the City of Birmingham back 50 years. Continue reading Jabo Waggoner: Good intentions—Lousy idea!
The Atlanta Falcons suffered an agonizing defeat to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.
It was a stinging loss that Atlanta fans will remember for years to come.
But as a city, Atlanta should be proud. Not only did Atlanta have an opportunity to compete in one of the biggest sporting events in the world, but it hosted the Super Bowl in 2000 and will again in 2019. Continue reading Atlanta loses Super Bowl–Birmingham biggest loser