Category Archives: What’s great about Birmingham

Atlanta more screwed up than Birmingham

I have mixed emotions about Atlanta. There’s no doubt I feel a certain amount of envy —probably because I grew up in the ‘50’s when Birmingham and Atlanta were about the same size. I have fond memories of my dad … Continue reading

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2010—the year that changed Birmingham forever

There are two important dates in the history of Birmingham:  1871 when Birmingham was founded and 2010 when Birmingham found itself. I’ve lived in Birmingham my entire life.  I’ve always hoped for a better Birmingham, but I never imagined the … Continue reading

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Zombies spotted in Birmingham

I’m currently binge-watching The Walking Dead.”—the TV series about a small band of survivors struggling to live day to day in an apocalyptic world overrun by flesh-eating zombies. The survivors are strong-willed, tenacious—and optimistic.  The zombies are vicious, unrelenting and … Continue reading

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Glenn Beck: Birmingham will restart America

On the evening of June 17, 2015, a mass shooting took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston.  Nine people were shot and killed. You can’t help but wonder, ‘What if nine people had been executed in … Continue reading

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New energetic Birmingham: Not just for young folks

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Janice James Eubank.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. We recently had family visiting in town. Although they are … Continue reading

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Don Logan: Folks called us nuts!

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Don Logan.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. Folks said we were nuts when we moved the Barons downtown. … Continue reading

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Is Birmingham becoming too cocky?

The CEO of one of our area’s largest companies approached me at a business reception recently and said he was concerned about Birmingham. I’ve had lots of people tell me they were worried about Birmingham, but never like this.

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Publix wacky for building a store downtown?

Has Publix gone mad? The executives at Publix must be on drugs—bought at its own pharmacy. Why would any sane company build a grocery store in downtown Birmingham?—not just a kids sized model—but a full size grocery store—pharmacy and all. Publix must … Continue reading

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There’s no stopping Birmingham

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Maury Shevin.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. I recently attended a meeting of real estate professionals from the … Continue reading

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Birmingham: The city of my youth makes a comeback

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Jerry Carter.  It appears it’s not just young folks thrilled with Birmingham’s comeback.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. I … Continue reading

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