Graffiti on side of building in heart of Five Points South
On my way to lunch to Surin at Five Points South I had to walk around an unconscious man sleeping across the sidewalk in front of Jim ‘N Nicks.
I looked up at the building across the street and saw a huge piece of graffiti scrawled near the top. (See photo)
Continue reading Five Points South landlords are self-destructive
Highlands Bar & Grill (Photo by Joe Songer)
We are witnessing the re-invigoration of Birmingham.
We’re super-charging our look, our feel, and our brand.
Continue reading Frank Stitt’s uplifting message for Birmingham
Old Mill in Mountain Brook
Mountain Brook is unique. I’m not sure there’s another community quite like it anywhere.
Mountain Brook is often called the ‘Tiny Kingdom’.
Its citizens are sometimes referred to as ‘Brookies’.
Continue reading Some people don’t like or understand Mountain Brook
The was a head-scratcher. al.com headline
“Foreign nationals urged to avoid several U.S. cities – including Birmingham.”
“Birmingham was one of several U.S. cities mentioned in travel advisories for foreign nationals following the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.” Continue reading Venezuela deems B’ham too dangerous for its citizens
The Vulcan statue–largest cast iron statue in the world
I get jealous when I visit other cities with major tourist attractions.
Birmingham just doesn’t seem to be competitive.
But with a little imagination, we could do much better.
Continue reading Why would anyone want to vacation in Birmingham?
When I was a young business person four major banks were headquartered in Birmingham: First National Bank, Birmingham Trust National Bank, Exchange Security Bank, and Central Bank. These banks eventually morphed into AmSouth, SouthTrust, Regions, and Compass.
Continue reading Birmingham’s coming apocalypse
Dr. Jeffrey Kerby, Director Division of Acute Care Surgery and Chief of Trauma Service at UAB Hospital
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Something needs to be done for the communities in or around Birmingham experiencing a dramatic increase in gun violence.
Continue reading Gun violence epidemic in parts of B’ham: View from UAB Trauma Center
Mountain Brook Board of Education
I was startled when I received the following e-mail from a young Mountain Brook friend…
“How do you think it would go over if I suggested an alternative proposal to direct the proposed Mountain Brook property tax increase to Birmingham City Schools?” Continue reading Has my Mountain Brook friend lost his mind?
Paying attention to feedback from others with a broader point of view often offers insight.
That’s particularly true when it’s
, and the The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Brookings Institution Milken Institute. Continue reading Birmingham mayors prove to the world we’re not bonkers
View of Homewood from Vestavia Hills overlook
I’m sick and tired of some people saying how bad Birmingham is.
I love our Birmingham region!
I constantly meet folks, who move here ‘kicking and screaming,’ but later refuse out of state job opportunities and retire here.
Continue reading Birmingham not worst place to live in America