Category Archives: What’s great about Birmingham

What I found while walking in downtown Birmingham

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Charles Kinnaird.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. We are bombarded with news of political discord at the local, … Continue reading

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You won’t believe my experience riding a Birmingham bus!

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Malcolm Carmichael.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. A few months ago I discussed with some friends (all of … Continue reading

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Birmingham is surprisingly awesome

Surprisingly Awesome is my favorite podcast.  Each episode explores topics that would put most people to sleep, but the show makes boring topics interesting and fun. Subjects like pigeons, mold, or concrete become fascinating. Birmingham, Alabama would be the perfect topic … Continue reading

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We moved from the suburbs to Avondale and love it

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Claire Parker.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. It was the energy. The energy we felt when we drove … Continue reading

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Birmingham hits a grand slam homerun!

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Jeb Stewart.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. Birmingham’s spirit as a comeback town has been well-reflected by the … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s misfortune (and how we’re overcoming it)

Each year from 2002 to 2008 approximately 100 business and political leaders from Birmingham traveled to cities across the U.S. The Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce BIG trips were designed to discover ideas that were successful in other cities that could be implemented … Continue reading

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Children’s of Alabama: the 10th busiest pediatric center in America

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Mike Warren.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. After having been at Children’s of Alabama for over eight years, … Continue reading

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A new generation of dreamers ready to build a dynamic Birmingham

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Matt Hottle. If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. Recently, Comeback Town published an article from an anonymous author that … Continue reading

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The fairy tale story of Ray Watts and UAB football

Don’t you love stories with  happy endings? Once upon a time in the sleepy village of Birmingham, Alabama, an evil UAB President Ray Watts (or his Trustee Roundtable) made the decision to terminate UAB football. The UAB students took up arms, … Continue reading

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What if we could dramatically cut the number of homicides in Birmingham?

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest bloggers are Christopher Nanni and Chief A.C. Roper. If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. If you could prevent people from killing … Continue reading

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