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Can Birmingham get over its low self-esteem?

One hundred years from now, when historians write the history of Birmingham, 2013 will be the year they say changed everything. Birmingham’s been called the “City of Perpetual Promise.”  We’ve been described as the “Magic City” at our zenith and … Continue reading

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Why I hate the Atlanta Falcons

I hate the Atlanta Falcons (football), Atlanta Hawks (basketball), and the Atlanta Braves (baseball). I also hate the Tennessee Titans (Nashville football), the Memphis Grizzlies (basketball), New Orleans Saints and Hornets (football and basketball).

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No Bill Gates, but George Barber and Don Logan

Where do communities get money? Often from successful business people. So what Birmingham needs is more successful businesses so there will be more successful business people.

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Look how far we’ve fallen

I’m absolutely thrilled we are building a new baseball stadium downtown. When I was a child my dad took me to see the Barons play at Rickwood Field. Watching baseball with my dad created memories I will never forget. I … Continue reading

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Who’s the mayor of our region?

  We know it’s not the mayor of Birmingham. The City of Birmingham represents only 19% of the population of the metro area. And Mayor Bell, who I strongly believe understands the importance of regionalism, has said on numerous occasions, … Continue reading

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