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
No, this is not a typo.
Instead of Jeffrey Bayer, you may have expected, to read “Nick Saban edged out by Dabo Swinney.”
If you live in Birmingham and don’t know Nick Saban or Dabo Swinney, which seems implausible– Saban is the head football coach at Alabama and is a college football legend. Continue reading Nick Saban edged out by Jeffrey Bayer
I’ve never met William Muhammad, the newly reappointed member of the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB)—so I’m unable to comment on his character.
However, I’ve known Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington for many years and can strongly testify that he’s not a racist.
In fact, Commissioner Carrington is a poster child for ‘inclusiveness.’
Continue reading Why politics in Birmingham default to race
The speaker completed his talk at my Rotary meeting.
When I got up from my table to leave, a young man tapped me on my shoulder.
After introducing himself, he said, “Mr. Sher, I enjoy reading ComebackTown, but I was upset by one of your articles.” Continue reading Does Birmingham have a ‘closed’ culture that shuts out millennials?
Fewer people are employed in our Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area today than in 2007.
Meanwhile cities like Nashville, Charlotte, and Austin are growing jobs exponentially.
What is wrong with us? Why can’t we compete? Continue reading Mtn. Brook & Vestavia don’t have to give up their schools for a better Birmingham