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#sundayread for August 20, 2017

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

 

reading Quofum

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#sundayread for August 13, 2017

Sunday, August 13th, 2017
book

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#sundayread for August 6, 2017

Sunday, August 6th, 2017
reader in plaza

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#sundayread for July 30, 2017

Sunday, July 30th, 2017
passing time reading

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#sundayread for July 23, 2017

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
Pataphysical Winter Art

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#sundayread for July 16, 2017

Sunday, July 16th, 2017
beach reading

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#sundayread for July 9, 2017

Sunday, July 9th, 2017
between the shelves

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Wade’s 6,000th on Birmingham

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Wade Kwon

The other day, a friend asked how many blog posts I’ve written. I did some quick math in my head: It’s probably around 8,000.

Here on the mothership, today marks the official 6,000th post for Wade on Birmingham. Many friends and contributors helped get this blog to this most recent milestone.

By the numbers …

  • It took 561 days to reach 1,000 posts.
  • Another 722 days to reach 2,000 posts.
  • Another 594 days to reach 3,000 posts.
  • Another 880 days to reach 4,000 posts.
  • Another 802 days to reach 5,000 posts.
  • And then another 733 days (or 2 years and 2 days) to reach this 6,000th post.

A quick rundown of the state of the blogs …

Wade on Birmingham — I’ve spent most of my time compiling the Birmingham channel weekly showcase, with videos all about our fair city.

Wade Kwon.com — I revealed my newest foe, depression, in a March post. (And I’m due to write an update.)

Birmingham Blogging Academy — Closing in on post No. 500 in August. Better get to writing that one …

Y’all Connect — Will likely get to post No. 300 before the year’s over. But first, I need to get ready for our August conference.

Dear readers, thanks for your continued support over these past 12 years. I am grateful.

Wade Kwon is a Birmingham native and publisher of Wade on Birmingham.

Happy Independence Day!

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Video: John Cena’s Independence Day message

Happy birthday, America!

Video: Drunk Irish guys explain Independence Day.

#sundayread for July 2, 2017

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

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#sundayread for June 25, 2017

Sunday, June 25th, 2017
Cat of Many Tails book

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#sundayread for June 18, 2017

Sunday, June 18th, 2017
book lovers

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#sundayread for June 11, 2017

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

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#sundayread for June 4, 2017

Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Chappell Hill Circulating Library

Photo: Brandon (CC)

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Happy Memorial Day

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Video: Preserving veterans’ stories

Happy Memorial Day!

In this video, Tom Gibbs of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans discusses the importance of capturing the oral history of World War II veterans, dying at a rate of approximately 492 a day.