Wade on Birmingham http://wadeonbirmingham.com News, features and essays about Birmingham and Alabama Wed, 03 Jan 2018 06:00:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2407551 regrets, she’s had a few http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/01/03/regrets-shes-had-a-few-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/01/03/regrets-shes-had-a-few-haiku/#respond Wed, 03 Jan 2018 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47841 Her life flashed before
her eyes, a tangle of loves
and not speaking up.

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The Birmingham channel: What’s cooler than being cool? http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/01/02/the-birmingham-channel-whats-cooler-than-being-cool-video/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/01/02/the-birmingham-channel-whats-cooler-than-being-cool-video/#respond Tue, 02 Jan 2018 06:05:59 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47702 A look at Birmingham in videos …

Highlight reel for freshman point guard Austin McLendon, filmed in Pelham. From Hoop Brothers.

Parking lot fight (our vertical video of the week). From Justin Rogers.

A rat hole (our other vertical video of the week). From Rid-a-Critter Inc.

Promo for Fonteneau and Arnold law firm in Five Points South. From Yellow Pages.

Basketball: Birmingham-Southern at Rose-Hulman in December. From RHIT Sports Info.

Rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra performs “Carol of the Bells” in December at Legacy Arena downtown. From the Video Game Junkie.

Highlight reel for Vestavia Hills senior sprinter Miyaz Baynes. From Street Light Recruiting.

A breakdancing Birmingham police officer onstage at the Alabama Theatre downtown (our other other vertical video of the week). From Lane Harper.

Janet Jackson performs in December at Legacy Arena (our other other other vertical video of the week). From K Michelle Rockin with K.

Downtown walkabout (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Simply Beautiful on a Budget.

Highlight reel for Evangel Christian senior linebacker Hunter Green. From Street Light Recruiting.

Simulating the Birmingham Bowl in “NCAA Football 14,” Texas Tech vs. South Florida. From Sports Gaming 1.

A graduation party at Sumo Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar at Patton Creek in Hoover. From Obioha Okoro.

The 1996 USA Hooters Cup Coca-Cola 250 at Birmingham International Raceway in Five Points West. From Aaron Creed.

Selling the benefits of removing the elevated section of I-20/59 downtown, from nonprofit organization Rethink 20/59. From Neoteotihuacan.

Morgantown, Ky., rapper Tommy White, a k a Two from Triple Beam Two, performs in Birmingham. From GYS Entertainment.

The Birmingham Lawyers Peace Seminar in March at the Jefferson County Courthouse downtown. Participants: Doug Vu, St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Chapel at UAB; Jonathan Miller, Temple Emanu-el; Joyce Vance, former U.S. Attorney; Houston Brown, former presiding judge of Jefferson County; Sameh Asal, Birmingham Islamic Society; Kip Laxson, Asbury United Methodist Asbury United Methodist; and Joseph Boohaker, presiding judge of Jefferson County. From the Nomberg Law Firm.

Touring the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute downtown. From MCphotonow.

Promo for mission trip to Panama run by nonprofit organization Hecho Project in Lakeview. From Hecho Project.

A dispute over a wedding booking at the Cedars Club in Glen Iris (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Mision Informativa NL.

Promo for General Heating and Air in Hoover. From Yellow Pages.

A day at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Andy Montgomery.

NWA Wrestling match featuring One Man Kru vs. Mike Jackson in 2008 during Fiesta in Linn Park downtown. From One Man Kru.

Highlight reel for McAdory junior running back Danté Franklin Jr. From Street Light Recruiting.

Drone footage of Red Mountain during December’s snow day. From Alirosa.

More from the December snow storm. From Bama Guy n Bham.

Birmingham band Bonus Round performs in September at Brookwood Village in Homewood. From East Coast Entertains.

Testimonial by Felecia for Vitalogy Wellness Center in Homewood (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Vitalogy Wellness Center.

Karen Utz, curator and historian of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, presents “The Music of the Birmingham District’s Mines, Railroads and Mills” in 2016 in Montgomery. From Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Discussing art and science, with Birmingham artist Merrilee Challiss and Brooklyn bioinformatician Reza Khodadadi-Jamayran as part of the Birmingham Museum of Art’s 2016 Shift series. From Neoteotihuacan.

Lighting the Linn Park Christmas tree (our final vertical video of the week). From Patrick Byington.

Japanese experimental band Boris performs in November at Saturn in Avondale. From Large Marge.

Penguins! Filmed by Birmingham’s Kyle Sullivan in Antarctica. From Neoteotihuacan.

Birthday fun at the new Topgolf in Uptown. From Fritz Family Entertainment.

Touring Sloss Furnaces. From a Life Worth Finding.

Senate candidate Doug Jones holds a rally on Election Day eve at his campaign headquarters in East Avondale. From Washington Post.

Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin discusses the Senate race on Election Day with CNN. From Almutaz Bur News Network.

Woodfin discusses Senate candidate Roy Moore on “Here and Now.” From WBUR.

Interview with Arthur Price Jr., senior pastor at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church downtown. From Civil Rights Trail.

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squirrel in the engine http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/01/02/squirrel-in-the-engine-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/01/02/squirrel-in-the-engine-haiku/#respond Tue, 02 Jan 2018 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47794 A stowaway stayed
warm by the engine block at
10 mph.

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Happy 2018! http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/01/01/happy-2018/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/01/01/happy-2018/#respond Mon, 01 Jan 2018 06:01:37 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47821 Blank Space mural

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Happy New Year! Fill each day with beauty and joy.

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mmxviii http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/01/01/mmxviii-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/01/01/mmxviii-haiku/#respond Mon, 01 Jan 2018 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47793 Three hundred sixty-
five chances to find love and
fulfillment ahead.

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#sundayread for December 31, 2017 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/31/sundayread-for-december-31-2017/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/31/sundayread-for-december-31-2017/#respond Sun, 31 Dec 2017 06:05:34 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47761 reading on the bed

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Part 2: My picks for #sundayread for December 31, 2017, highlighting the year’s best reads:

All my #sundayread picks for 2017. And visit Part 1 from Dec. 24.

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the final score http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/31/the-final-score-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/31/the-final-score-haiku/#respond Sun, 31 Dec 2017 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47792 Was it a year of
missed opportunities or
big life-changing moves?

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middle option freestyling http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/30/middle-option-freestyling-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/30/middle-option-freestyling-haiku/#respond Sat, 30 Dec 2017 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47791 Thanks, Fort Lauderdale,
and I’ll take you up for the
day at your house or

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the fluidity of the moment http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/29/the-fluidity-of-the-moment-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/29/the-fluidity-of-the-moment-haiku/#respond Fri, 29 Dec 2017 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47790 Time marches to its
own mysterious beat:
tick, pause pause pause, tock.

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describe 2017 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/28/describe-2017-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/28/describe-2017-haiku/#respond Thu, 28 Dec 2017 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47789 Kleptocracy. Sex
monsters. Women’s movement. And
Russian collusion.

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the re-wrappening http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/27/the-re-wrappening-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/27/the-re-wrappening-haiku/#respond Wed, 27 Dec 2017 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47787 Gifts that were almost
good enough headed to those
houses less worthy.

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The Birmingham channel: The great Alabama whiteout http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/26/the-birmingham-channel-the-great-alabama-whiteout-video/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/26/the-birmingham-channel-the-great-alabama-whiteout-video/#comments Tue, 26 Dec 2017 06:05:59 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47592 A look at Birmingham in videos …

Talking with conservative voters at Urban Standard downtown before the special Senate election with political consultant Frank Luntz. From Vice News.

The November inauguration of Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin. From All God Buddy.

Jonathan Nelson, general manager for the Birmingham Barons, on the new uniforms. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Glimpses of snow earlier this month. From Big Phil the Director.

Drone footage of the snow at Railroad Park downtown. From al.com.

Driving in snow. From Colby Hooper.

Falling snow (our vertical video of the week). From Panorama Computer Services.

More driving in snow. From Jose Aranda.

Peeking at the blizzard from the front door (our other vertical video of the week). From Beauty She Is Me TV TM.

Driving on Rock Creek Road in Sylvan Springs. From Pbmack36.

First time to experience snow. From Sun Hat Kae.

More snowy drone footage. From Jolly Comet.

Snow in the park. From Vladimir Fuerte.

Checking out the snow from the great indoors. From Justin Vines.

Snow report from downtown. From Audra Hart.

Even more driving through the snow. From Ben Chapman.

Sledders, geese and more around town. From Live Storms Media.

Reporting on the record snowfall earlier this month. From Kikuyu Diaspora Television USA.

Even more drone footage of a neighborhood covered in snow. From Jody Wolfe.

Promo for Momentum Telecom in Crestwood South. From United for Life Foundation.

Highlights from November’s Big Pitch competition at the Negro Southern League Museum downtown. From All God Buddy.

Highlight reel for Clay-Chalkville senior defensive end Kendall Smith. From Street Light Recruiting.

Gadsden’s Back Forty Beer Company to anchor the Sloss Docks Warehouse redevelopment project in Central City. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Drone footage of Vulcan. From Ulyses Almanza.

Dawn Burke to speak at the December meeting of the Birmingham Society for Human Resource Management at the Club. From United for Life Foundation.

Snow in 1960 in Center Point. From Brian Coshatt.

Birmingham rock band Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires performs in August at WFMU Monty Hall in Jersey City. From WFMU.

Drone footage of downtown. From James – BeBop.

R&B group June’s Diary performs in November at Legacy Arena downtown. From Jerrica Wiley.

Shout out for Saw’s Soul Kitchen in Avondale. From the Fashioneer by Patrick T. Cooper.

St. Louis blues-folk musician Pokey Lafarge performs earlier this month at Saturn in Avondale. From Jonas Jacobs.

Promo for Shipt downtown. From United for Life Foundation.

Orlando rock band Alter Bridge performs “Open Your Eyes” in November at Iron City on Southside. From Eddie Harper.

UAB senior Forrest Satterfield speaks at the University Innovation Fellows Silicon Valley Meetup in November at Google in Mountain View, Calif. From University Innovation Fellows.

The self-rocking baby (our other other vertical video of the week). From Ron Terry.

Tonja at St. Vincent’s Health System reflects on her work. From Robert Fish.

Promo for His Grace Is Sufficient church in Oxmoor. From Nash Films/Chris Lewis.

Alt-rock band Ween performs in 2000 at the Five Points South Music Hall. From the Stallion Mang.

A proposal at the New Found Glory concert earlier this month at Saturn in Avondale. From Aaron Prisock.

Promo for HospiceLink downtown. From United for Life Foundation.

Brian Hilson, president and CEO of the Birmingham Business Alliance, discusses economic development. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Yogis Kim Drye and Becca Impello discuss HereNowYoga training. From HereNow Yoga.

Let ‘er rip (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Large Marge.

Entering Lightrails (our final vertical video of the week). From Fly Star Media.

Leaving the hotel room. From the Fashioneer by Patrick T. Cooper.

Presiding elder Albert Hyche and Ida Tyree-Hyche address the South Birmingham Huntsville Bessemer District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. From Jiwann Dixon.

Highlight reel for Bessemer City senior quarterback Jason Foster Jr. From Street Light Recruiting.

Driving by downtown. From Get Off the Grid Guy.

Someone’s not happy with their Subway sandwich. From Pat Locsta.

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in anticipation of being all grown up http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/26/in-anticipation-of-being-all-grown-up-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/26/in-anticipation-of-being-all-grown-up-haiku/#respond Tue, 26 Dec 2017 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47720 She would dream of get-
ting older, filling out her
curves, dating, driving.

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Merry Christmas! http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/25/merry-christmas-2017/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/25/merry-christmas-2017/#respond Mon, 25 Dec 2017 06:05:29 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47553

Merry Christmas!

Enjoy this holiday tale of mischief from Tiffany Robinson and Arc Stories.

Video: “Holiday Horror” from “Stories from the Stage”

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the unselfish season http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/25/the-unselfish-season-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/25/the-unselfish-season-haiku/#respond Mon, 25 Dec 2017 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47719 Dare we remember
the reason for the season,
thinking of others.

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#sundayread for December 24, 2017 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/24/sundayread-for-december-24-2017/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/24/sundayread-for-december-24-2017/#respond Sun, 24 Dec 2017 06:05:34 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47753 Christmas books

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Part 1: My picks for #sundayread for December 24, 2017, highlighting the year’s best reads:

All my #sundayread picks for 2017. And look for Part 2 on Dec. 31.

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winter warmup special http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/24/winter-warmup-special-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/24/winter-warmup-special-haiku/#respond Sun, 24 Dec 2017 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47718 A big bucket of
hot cocoa with marshmallows
the size of a fist.

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not the santa I know http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/23/not-the-santa-i-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/23/not-the-santa-i-haiku/#respond Sat, 23 Dec 2017 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47717 He gets a little
wound up getting ready for
a lap around Earth.

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overheard in the next car http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/22/overheard-in-the-next-car-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/22/overheard-in-the-next-car-haiku/#respond Fri, 22 Dec 2017 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47716 Ashamed and brittle,
the passenger belted out
insult after insult.

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old man comes a’callin’ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/21/old-man-comes-acallin-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2017/12/21/old-man-comes-acallin-haiku/#respond Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:10:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=47715 Dreary visitor
settles in for a long un-
welcome appointment.

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