Archive for July, 2013

The long wait

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2013

I picked his mother up from the airport. She looked at me from under the pink brim of her baseball cap, searching for answers in my eyes. I had nothing. New Year’s Day, a day of renewal. It was after dark as I led Mike’s mother to the car in the airport parking deck. “What […]


Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 30, 2013

Editor’s note: I grew up in Mobile, AL and currently reside in Atlanta. Mobile scares the crap out of me, at the moment. A few years ago, I had some friends who moved out of Mobile’s ritzy Spring Hill area. One of the reasons, they said, was fear.

All my ex’s

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 25, 2013

Today I had another one of those moments in Atlanta where I couldn’t quite tell if I was in the middle of a c-list reality show or not. On my way home from my dentist’s office, I saw these folks standing along Memorial Drive:

Twain’s trivia night will benefit re:loom

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 25, 2013

Clear your busy social calendar, folks. There will be trivia on Aug. 5 at Twain’s. Twain’s has agreed to make re:loom its featured charity. Full disclosure: I do volunteer work with re:loom and I love eating at Twain’s. It’s my gastroniche. Trivia begins at 8 p.m. and 10 percent of the night’s sales will be […]

The order of things

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 25, 2013

Since I began my one-man campaign to raise some rabble about the hiring of Rep. Jo Bonner as the new University of Alabama System lobbyist, I’ve learned a lot about how Alabama’s power structure works.

Bonner’s sweet, sweet pension

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 24, 2013

Editor’s note: I’m from Alabama, but I live in Atlanta, Georgia. I occasionally get free meals, but I try not to enjoy them. I’m going to take a wild guess that $65,000 a year is a nice salary for the average Joe in Alabama. But Rep. Jo Bonner is no average Joe.

Interstate safety 101

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 23, 2013

Scenario: You are the proud owner of a big ass pickup truck, the kind strong enough to move the International Space Station. It’s Monday morning at 9 a.m. You just realized you forgot to get more beer. As you run out, you decide to throw some things in the back of your truck to show […]

Rep. Jo Bonner, bacon deliveryman

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 22, 2013

Editor’s note: I live in Georgia, but I’m from Alabama. I married a beautiful Alabama gal, and graduated from the University of Alabama in 2005. I have roots there and care about its future. Some people think I’m raising questions about Rep. Jo Bonner’s new job as lobbyist for the University of Alabama System because […]

Batman-Superman movie on the way

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 20, 2013

The day Hollywood ran out of ideas, which I believe was around  the time “Jurassic Park 2” was released, was a fortuitous moment in my life. I didn’t know it then, but I was destined to spend much of my adult life looking at big-screen adaptations of my favorite heroes.

A South not far from here

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 20, 2013

I’ve noticed people who claim we live in a post-racial society tend to be the people who have the most hang-ups about race.

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