The pandemic hit and unexpectedly a few of my friends’ children moved back home to Birmingham—some temporarily and some permanently.
Cities like New York were in lockdown leaving many unfortunate souls imprisoned in their apartments or condominiums. Continue reading Did it take a pandemic to ignite Birmingham’s economy?
These are trying times.
A stubborn pandemic and social unrest.
Words matter, but action is required.
The Mountain Brook Board of Education has an opportunity to take an action that could ultimately begin to change the dynamics of our region. Continue reading Mountain Brook could quell critics–benefit its children, parents, and community
Chattanooga saw the future and acted.
Now it’s Birmingham’s turn.
While we’re in the midst of a pandemic, it’s time for Birmingham to stop, take a breath, and develop a bold vision. Continue reading What Birmingham can learn from a once dirty smoggy neighbor
I’m regularly asked, “Are you optimistic or pessimistic about Birmingham?
I always respond, ‘optimistic.’
The reason I’m optimistic is because we have a unique advantage.
Continue reading Birmingham’s bright young future
Moments after the violent unrest rocked Birmingham the following Twitter messages appeared.
“David Sher’s Comeback Town doesn’t look too nice this morning!
”“So much for David Sher’s ComebackTown.”
Is this the end of our Birmingham renaissance? Continue reading Is this the end of Birmingham’s future?
Remember when we were scared to death to eat Romaine lettuce?
That was just a few months ago.
As it turns out, E. Coli was the good ole days.
Continue reading Coronavirus–What, me worry?
“Who knows what is good or bad at the time it happens?”
This quote helps me maintain my sanity during challenging times.
I’m not going to make the case that the Coronavirus is good—it’s not.
But it could be a game changer for Birmingham. Continue reading Now it’s Birmingham’s turn
I don’t know about you, but I keep thinking…”I can’t wait ‘til this Coronavirus thing is over so I can start enjoying life again.”
But I have to keep reminding myself. This is my life. Continue reading An important mindset during these challenging times
A savvy business friend made an observation about Birmingham’s economic future that really got my attention.
But before I disclose what he said, please review a list of Birmingham’s largest companies to determine what you think they all have in common. Continue reading An epiphany about Birmingham’s economic future
Our Alabama legislature screams bloody murder when the federal government passes legislation that overrides Alabama’s wishes.
Our legislators proclaim liberty and states’ rights—yet they rule our cities with an iron hand that deny them the ability to govern.
Gov. Kay Ivey just signed a bill requiring cities to get legislative approval for new occupational taxes, blocking a 1% tax passed by the Montgomery City Council last month. Continue reading How Birmingham can avoid a brawl