Wade on Birmingham

the lonely dunes

Saturday, May 23, 2015 by Wade Kwon

I walked along the
lonely dunes and found myself
at one with others.

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sea breeze

Friday, May 22, 2015 by Wade Kwon

Not so much currents
of air as a lullaby
made of atmosphere.

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the black eye of the gulf

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Wade Kwon

It dwells below the
depths, a cesspool of mankind’s
oil addiction.

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thanks, dave

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by Wade Kwon

Late night no longer
a time to sleep, but a chance
to laugh and unwind.

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the platinum age of heroes

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Wade Kwon

Comic panels spring
to life on 50-inch screens
with little Spandex.

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Last steps for Noah Galloway in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ finals

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Wade Kwon

Noah Galloway and trainer Sharna Burgess tango (again)
to “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne.

Noah Galloway has been an underdog throughout “Dancing with the Stars.” But this underdog made it to the finals, competing against the season’s leaders Riker Lynch and Rumer Willis.

Fan votes have played a key role in his week-to-week survival. It may again tonight.

The Alabaster trainer, paired with pro Sharna Burgess, stepped onto the floor for two final dances.

The first round was a reprise of their Argentine tango, which earned a 30 in Week 3. Tonight’s improved-but-uneven version earned 32 points out of 40 possible.

The second round was a freestyle dance to show Noah’s vulnerable side. The pair scored a perfect 40 out of 40, one of five perfect scores handed out this evening.

Their total 72 points put Noah and Sharna in third place, with Riker and Rumer tied for first with 80 points.

The standings for Week 10, with Round 3 on Tuesday:

  • 1. (tie) 80: Riker Lynch, Rumer Willis
  • 3. 72: Noah Galloway

The winner will be crowned during Tuesday’s 2-hour season finale, starting at 8 p.m. on ABC 33/40.

Noah Galloway

Noah Galloway

Noah Galloway, Sharna Burgess

Noah balances Sharna during their freestyle routine.

Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess dance to a mashup of
“Titanium” and “Fix You.”

More “Dancing with the Stars” coverage

Update May 19: Noah and Sharna dance the cha cha and Argentine tango to “Surrender” by Cash Cash for Round 3, the 24-hour fusion challenge. They earn 36 points out of 40, for a total of 108.

The final standings for Week 10, including Round 3 scores:

  • 1. (tie) 120: Riker Lynch, Rumer Willis
  • 3. 108: Noah Galloway

With audience votes, Noah and Sharna finish in third place, and Rumer wins “Dancing with the Stars.”

Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess dance the cha cha and
Argentine tango in Round 3.

• How did Noah do? Let us know in the comments …

The Birmingham channel: What we do in our off-hours

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

“Chasing Kites,” a quirky, adventurous love story. From Greyson A. Welch.

Paul Finebaum speaks about Birmingham’s “true gift” at last week’s sixth annual Leadership Luncheon. From al.com.

A Realtor’s guide to living in Birmingham. From Christina Lowry James.

Birmingham artist Wellon Bridgers painting an original piece, “Surely Goodness and Mercy,” based on Psalm 23 for Cahaba Park Church’s the Corner Room ministry. From the Corner Room.

Honoring Nancy Goedecke, United Way of Central Alabama’s Outstanding Civic Leader for 2014. From Julie Luker.

Tuesday’s Birmingham city council meeting. From citycouncilbham.

Polyphonic Spree starting by decorating a sheet at #Saturn #musicbham #instagrambham

A video posted by Ezra (@eazyrooster) on

Polyphonic Spree kicks off its show Saturday by decorating a sheet at Saturn in Avondale. From Ezra.

Mad Hatter Dance Company & Mosaico Flamenco. #dance #flamenco #bham #birmingham #instagrambham

A video posted by Amy Miller (@bluelotusmehndi) on

Mad Hatter Dance Company and MosaicoFlamenco perform in One Night in the Gardens of Spain Saturday at Das Haus downtown. From Amy Miller.

Do Dah Day Parade. #InstagramBham

A video posted by Andrew Salser (@andrewsalser) on

Saturday’s Do Dah Day parade on Southside. From Andrew Salser.

See Noah Galloway glide into the “Dancing with the Stars” finals.

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a sip of tea

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Wade Kwon

The steam lazily
drifted ceilingward, with dark
eddies swirling round.

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#sundayread for May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015 by Wade Kwon

library

Photo: Craig Sunter (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for May 17, 2015:

More posts from Wade this week:

The latest #sundayread tweets

in his bones

Sunday, May 17, 2015 by Wade Kwon

The weariness found
refuge deep inside his bones,
never to depart.

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low-information managers

Saturday, May 16, 2015 by Wade Kwon

They scurry from cube
to cube, seeking approval,
dispensing rumors.

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conversation with a distracted black dog in the park

Friday, May 15, 2015 by Wade Kwon

Who’s a good boy? bark
bark Are you having fun? bark
bark Come back! bark bark

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everyone’s an expert

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Wade Kwon

Let others decide
how much makeup, how to rear
kids and best yogurts.

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the radio with a thousand presets

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Wade Kwon

The driver couldn’t
find the station for reggae
or sports talk or folk.

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of quiet desperation

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Wade Kwon

The decades ticked past
with little to show heading
to oblivion.

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