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Archive for May, 2015

#sundayread for May 31, 2015

Sunday, May 31st, 2015
eyes on book

Photo: Francisco Osorio (CC)

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the suggestive jester

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

She would tell a joke.
Her audience would laugh, then
giggle thoughtfully.

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minister of offense

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Get in front of the
story, and keep the players
eligible first.

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harmless rain

Friday, May 29th, 2015

It trickled. It poured.
It seemed to never stop. The
ground soaked it all in.

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self-flagellation

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Why are you hitting
yourself? Why are you hitting
yourself? To improve.

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the countdown to moving out

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Each lazy day brings
the ripe collegian closer
to new surroundings.

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numb to criticism

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Enough jabs and tweaks
at the hide make it callous
to compliments, too.

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The Birmingham channel: Making tracks

Monday, May 25th, 2015

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Rethink 20/59 video on proposed overhaul of interstate stretch through downtown. From James Clark.

Time-lapse video of artist Michael Fischler injecting paint into bubble wrap to create a portrait of Birmingham native and singer Beth Thornley. From Michael Fischler.

Birmingham mayor William Bell interviewed on business news site TheStreet about downtown’s building boom. From TheStreet.

Rock band the Pixies performs “Dead” earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From treser62.

Challenger Hellcat parade lap at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From jeffscot26.

Service project by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta-Birmingham branch to add playground mulch at Mitchell’s Place in Irondale. From skipdidit.

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham presents a proposal for a bus rapid transit system. From South East Lake Neighborhood Association.

Skateboarding on First Avenue South downtown. From David Sheetz.

The “Ballad of Birmingham,” as told through Minecraft. From istone111.

Narrating a drive through Birmingham. From the Jade and John Show.

A promo for “Sweet Home Railroad,” one man’s journey to becoming a train engineer. From Daniel Hill.

“Heads,” a weekend spent in eight downtown barber shops. From Dillon Hayes.

Preparing for the Summer Flash Mob at the June 4 Birmingham Art Crawl. From Sanspointe Dance.

Christian Hill highlight reel, Holy Family Cristo Rey High School basketball. From Street Light Recruiting.

Scott Douglas, executive director of Greater Birmingham Ministries, on elevating the quality of life for working-class residents. From Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation.

See Noah Galloway in the “Dancing with the Stars” finals.

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Happy Memorial Day

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Video: Gen. Colin Powell on the meaning of Memorial Day.

Happy Memorial Day!

extended salute

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Honor our war dead
by taking proper care of
their grieving loved ones.

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#sundayread for May 24, 2015

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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a holiday, not a holy day

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Let us honor the
fallen without piety
or such idol worship.

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the lonely dunes

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

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

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sea breeze

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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

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the black eye of the gulf

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

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

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