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. Continue reading Alabama must think we’re chumps (and we are)
Birmingham’s been called the ‘city of perpetual promise.’
But that potential seems to elude us.
Destiny, however, has dealt us a hand and it’s up to us to grab it.
If we want to make our mark on the world then we must identify how we’re unique and how we can exploit that uniqueness. Continue reading Time for Birmingham to embrace our civil rights past
The national media is having a love affair with Birmingham.
The Washington Post recently wrote, “With revitalized neighborhoods and a ramped-up food culture, Alabama’s largest city boldly returns to the stage…”
The New York Times quickly followed, “You’ll find a city (Birmingham) experiencing an electrifying revival. Creative entrepreneurs are returning home…”
Birmingham is having so much positive press lately–it’s almost become boring.
But then 24/7 Wall Street dropped a bomb on us. Continue reading Birmingham may be best city in America
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?