Wade on Birmingham

before another trip around the sun

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Her special day runs
from breakfast in bed to a
night out on the town.

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the last first day of school

Monday, August 20, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Hesitation as
she hits the hallways of her
youth for one last time.

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#sundayread for August 19, 2018

Sunday, August 19, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Stadtbibliothek - Stuttgart, Germany

Photo: Giuseppe Milo (CC)

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the first first day of school

Sunday, August 19, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Eyes bright with wonder,
backpack along for the ride,
the journey begins.

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popsicle race

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by Wade Kwon

To drink the frozen
fruity slab before the sun
demolishes it.

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mother aretha

Friday, August 17, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The Queen of Soul calls
us home with her transcendent
voice and bold spirit.

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spite club

Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Wade Kwon

When two assholes fight,
do we want one to win or
both to brawl to death?

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sad songs in major keys

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Spitting out words to
an upbeat melody with
a pasted-on smile.

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The Birmingham channel: Muscles, motors and moves

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Montage of downtown, UAB and Legion Field. From Eric Woods.

And a montage of drone footage of downtown. From Christian Jordan.

Kimy Stewart previews a Mountain Brook estate sale. From Birmingham Estate Sales.

Talking with Angela Richter of Hop City in Lakeview. From No Budget Theater.

Dramatic interpretation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” From Ted Williams III.

Opening remarks at May’s International Community Courts and Public Safety conference at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. Speakers are Andra Sparks, presiding judge at Birmingham municipal court; Cedric Sparks, Birmingham mayor’s office; and Jay E. Town, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. From Center for Court Innovation.

July vlog while driving to and from Birmingham. From Alabama Pickers.

A segment from WTTO-21 show “Talking Sports with Kip Keefer.” From Birmingham Race Course.

Recap of July’s Sloss Tech 2018 conference. From Telegraph Creative.

Reporting from the AME Church Board of Bishops/Connectional Council meeting in July in Birmingham. From WSOZ News.

Atlanta band Sharks and Minnows performs circa 2002 in Birmingham. From Dan Heisel.

Football: LaBelle Community Football League — Pensacola Lightning vs. Birmingham Wildfire in 2009 at Legion Field. From Noah T.

Talking with Jesse Schaffer, farm manager at Jones Valley Teaching Farm downtown. From D. Redman.

Music video for “Famous” by Birmingham rapper Yung Blackness. From Free Spirit Visions.

Morning traffic on I-20/59 downtown. From Come Away with Us.

A takeoff from a simulated Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From David Finney.

Visiting Vulcan Park. From Abom Adventures.

Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin and Earl Hilliard Jr., deputy director of Intergovernmental Affairs, hold a conference on opportunities to serve in governance. From Kimbrough Public Relations.

Viewing the downtown skyline from Vulcan. From Gowestusa.

More from Vulcan. From Gowestusa.

Flying from Birmingham to Atlanta. From Diesel Ducy.

Nighttime storm (our vertical video of the week). From Craig Lawrence.

Drone footage of new LED lights on Vulcan. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Shelby Starlets of Alabaster perform. From Holly Cox.

Highlights from July’s weeklong Mission Serve 2018 mission trip in Birmingham. From Mission Serve.

Practicing for the Battle of the Ages CrossFit competition in October at J19 Fitness in Hoover. From Bearded Crossfitter.

Dance battle at the family reunion (our other vertical video of the week). From Warren Sofine.

Cumbias in the house. From Jose Alarcon.

Sunset at the Club. From Travis Middleton.

Birmingham group Voices of the South performs “God Bless the USA” in July at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover. From Dennis R. Jones.

And quartet Dennis R. Jones, Jim Weldon, Karl Turner and Frank Butler performs “Heart of My Heart.” From Dennis R. Jones.

Checking in with Alex of SMAD Auto Detailing in Pelham (our other other vertical video of the week). From How to.

Visiting the Alabama Peanut Company downtown. From Travis Middleton.

A 200m race at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Kirah Copeland.

Highlights from June’s King of the South Car Show and Racing at Lassiter Mountain Dragway in Mt. Olive. From Veltboy314.

At July’s Birmingham Grace Conference at Life of Faith Church in Irondale, a panel on God’s grace with Mark Machen, Life of Faith pastor; Rob Rufus, co-founder of City Church International in Hong Kong; Jeremiah Johnson, pastor of Grace Point Church in Lexington, Ky.; and Tricia Gunn, founder of Parresia Ministries in Birmingham. From Life of Faith Church.

Commercial for the City of Birmingham. From City of Birmingham.

Chair prank, sort of, at Railroad Park downtown. From Riceman.

Mississippi Braves catcher Alex Jackson batting against the Birmingham Barons in July at Regions Field downtown. From 2080 Baseball.

Barons left fielder Joel Booker batting against the Braves. From 2080 Baseball. From 2080 Baseball.

Barons catcher Zack Collins batting against the Braves. From 2080 Baseball.

Dashcam footage of driving from Mississippi to all over Birmingham. From Robert Williams.

Taxiing on the runway at the airport (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Gregg Durant.

Drone footage of Five Points South. From GT Auctions.

Top Five events in July in Birmingham. From HotinBirmingham.com.

Mother-daughter trip to Birmingham. From Harley Loper.

And mother-son drive (our final vertical video of the week). From Sade Love.

Time-lapse footage of Art on the Rocks attendees painting a mural in June at the Birmingham Museum of Art downtown. Birmingham artist John Lytle Wilson created the piece. From Birmingham Museum of Art.

Skateboarding competition. From MC Director.

The Mass Choir performs “When I See Jesus” at at Ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Smithfield. From Be Encouraged.

Racing through downtown. From the Hamby Family.

Tommy Mayfield talks about developing his Wyndy babysitting app with downtown software company Airship. From Airship.

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The Birmingham channel

the plastic sea

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by Wade Kwon

We weave a giant
tapestry of discarded
bottles and torn bits.

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and salad for dessert

Monday, August 13, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Some potatoes, some
meat, a few glasses of wine.
bites of cheese and bread.

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#sundayread for August 12, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018 by Wade Kwon

reading bench

Photo: Anne Worner (CC)

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the magic porch

Sunday, August 12, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Pens, notebooks and wine
fuel all-night songwriting on
real love and heartbreak.

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fifty years in a blink

Saturday, August 11, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The real surprise for
the birthday boy was that he
lived to that milestone.

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barley containable

Friday, August 10, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The only thing we
have to fear is gluten and
gluten foods … itself.

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