Wade on Birmingham

Archive for December, 2007

we’ll take a cap of kindness yet

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Pop pop pop goes the
gunfire, the champagne corks
of our rowdy hood.

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long-distance edification

Monday, December 31st, 2007

The signal phases
in and out, but the caller’s
voice stays in my head.

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party in the kitchen

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Among the cupboards,
we huddle to bask in each
other’s friendly glow.

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empty gaze

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Vacant stares greet my
eyes from all points, including
my own reflection.

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bargain has-bin

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Crazy deep discounts
drive shoppers wild with armfuls
of clearance goodies.

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Heads up: So very wired

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

pulse

The local dead-tree media made its annual roundup of the hottest wettest bloggiest blogs, name-checking our pals Amy Bailey at My Scoop and André Natta at The Terminal. We applaud the report for two reasons: First, it shamelessly plugs its in-house blogger (who said blurring the line between news and promotion was limited to blogs?). And second, it gives this site a thrifty seven-syllable mention (hey, we’re shameless, too). How’s that for edgy?
The Birmingham News: For local bloggers, heart is where homepage is

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have holly jolly kwanzaa

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

The shops are abuzz
with bargain hunts and a few
unhappy returns.

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Wade’s 101: Haiku retrospective 8

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007
  1. keeping hope alive
    When will the next great
    leader step forward and drag
    us into the light?
  2. diplomatic tide
    Citizens of the
    world find their way to the hills
    of Alabama.
  3. are you smarter than a mayoral candidate?
    Forum sheds little
    light on dark reality
    of city’s problems.
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Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Have a Merry Christmas, y’all!

It’s not the season for me without hearing Darlene Love singing “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home).”

And look for an extra-special bonus video on the jump, whether you’ve been naughty or nice!

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eve of tidings

Monday, December 24th, 2007

All’s quiet. The world
outside settles in for a
night of peace on Earth.

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check the trunk

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Even gifts exchanged
in the parking lot are still
treasures without tree.

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the emperor’s new clothes 7

Monday, December 24th, 2007

The feds have questions
about past payments and loans.
Honeymoon? Over.

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the emperor’s new clothes 6

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Every 23
days, the city gets a much
needed clean sweep. Thanks.

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the emperor’s new clothes 5

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Real reason to give
15,000 laptops to
kids? To meet Oprah.

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the emperor’s new clothes 4

Monday, December 24th, 2007

To pay for favors,
why not raise taxes without
supplying details?

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