When I began Decaturish a few months ago, one of my early obsessions was the hiring of former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner by the University of Alabama System. Jo Bonner’s sister, Judy, is president of the University of Alabama. I wrote about it, tweeted about it, screamed about it and even hounded your state media […]
Most afternoons I listen to NPR’s Marketplace on my way home from work. It’s really some of the best journalism in America at the moment. I like Marketplace because it demystifies the economy and I always learn something when I listen. The one part of it I can’t relate to is the summary of the […]
Editor’s note: I’m from Alabama and currently live in metro Atlanta. I graduated from the University of Alabama and I’m pleasantly surprised to find that Georgia fans hate Auburn more than we do. Roll Tide. Passing along this post from Roll Bama Roll because of its wonderful recounting of historic events through the eyes of […]
Editor’s note: I’m from Alabama, but currently reside in metro Atlanta. I have roots in Alabama and care about its future. The other day I got a nifty fundraising letter from the University of Alabama, along with return address stickers (because we all know how much people love sending mail these days). It asked me […]
Editor’s note: I was raised in Alabama, but I moved to Atlanta. I still follow what’s happening in my home state. State Rep. Jim Barton resigned today. It was news only to people who don’t follow Alabama politics very closely. Rumors had been in the air for weeks, rumors Barton denied.
Editor’s note: Born in Alabama, live in Atlanta, smoking hot Bama wife, you know the deal. Former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner spoke to Fox 10 in Mobile, Ala. The anchor I watched as a kid growing up in Mobile, Bob Grip, spoke to him for 28 minutes about his new job as lobbyist for the […]
Editor’s note: I’m from Alabama, I live in Atlanta, and I am still quite concerned about what’s going on in Alabama politics. Alabama’s fever swamp of political speculation let out a giant poot of swamp gas today.
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 […]