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#sundayread for December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018 by Wade Kwon

stacks of books on kitchen table

Photo: George Redgrave (CC)

Part 2: My picks for #sundayread for December 30, 2018, highlighting the year’s best reads:

All my #sundayread picks for 2018. And visit Part 1 from Dec. 24.

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unable to escape

Sunday, December 30, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Who designed such a
fiendish trap that would keep me
so paralyzed? … … Me.

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missing sense

Saturday, December 29, 2018 by Wade Kwon

My dog has no nose!
— Oh heavens, how does he smell?
(A pause.) Just awful.

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maybe next year

Friday, December 28, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Catch up on some sleep.
Finish clearing the garage.
Learn a new language.

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The Birmingham channel: A city as canvas

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Highlights from the Holy Spirit 101 conference in November at Our Lady of Sorrows church in Homewood. From United for Life Foundation.

Chicago post-hardcore band Tar performs earlier this month at Saturn in Avondale. From Matt Sharp.

Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin discusses business development in 2018 earlier this month at the Birmingham Business Alliance chairman’s meeting at the Alys Stephens Center. From al.com.

The Birmingham Business Alliance is launching a talent recruitment plan. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Nashville rock/country singer Damon Johnson performs “Jailbreak” in November at WorkPlay in Lakeview (our vertical video of the week). From Tesla Rocks71.

Promo for Old Overton Club golf course in Vestavia Hills. From Brian Krehbiel.

Hiking at Ruffner Mountain. From Obito Uchiha.

The reptile house at the Birmingham Zoo. From Hunter Ivey.

And the carousel at the zoo. From Jim Toomey.

Promo for TV show “Travels with Darley” with stops in Birmingham and other places in Alabama and Arkansas. From Travels with Darley.

Promo for Shake Shack at the Summit. From Jessica Chriesman.

Looking at property around Birmingham. From Simple Pasive Cashflow dot com.

Louisville rapper Piff the Dragon performs earlier this month at Legacy Arena downtown. From Gain Green Entertainment.

Time-lapse drone footage of painting a mural at First Avenue South and 23rd Street downtown. From Dunlap Productions.

Birmingham-Southern student Stewart Fowler directed “Flowing Free,” a short documentary on the Cahaba River. From Stewart James Fowler.

Visiting WeePeat Boutique children’s clothing store on U.S. 280. From Birmingham Fun and Family Magazine.

Talking with Carol Dean, board member of Greater Birmingham Ministries downtown. From UAB Media Studies.

Erron Martez Dequan Brown, suspect in Thanksgiving Riverchase Galleria shooting, appears in November in an Atlanta courtroom. From Associated Press.

Mobile painter Walter Simon at Art Town in East Lake Station. From Mark Harper.

Discussing Birmingham’s Smart Cities Readiness Challenge Grant at the Digi.City Connects Birmingham roundtable earlier this month at Innovation Depot downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

A tour of the Birmingham mobile home from McComb Home Center in Mississippi. From Bobby Ingram.

Officers from other departments are sworn in as Birmingham police members. From al.com.

Memphis football coach Mike Norvell on his team heading to the Birmingham Bowl to play Wake Forest. From Memphis Tiger Network.

Report from Memphis’ WATN-24 on Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl. From Local 24 Memphis.

Members of the show “Sesame Street Live!” visit Birmingham and Huntsville this month. From Brandon and Vlog.

Commercial for Birmingham Children’s Theatre’s production of “Peter Pan.” From Perfect Fit Productions.

Discussing the Galleria shooting over wings. From Fritz Family Entertainment.

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art as a commodity

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Wade Kwon

What color palette?
What themes? Which artist’s style? What’s
your spending limit?

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brick and mortal

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Wade Kwon

No more bargain hunts.
No more long return lines. Just
click, wait, knock, it’s done.

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Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Merry Christmas!

Take a look at the wonderful “Twelve Days of Christmas” from cartoonist Liz Climo.

bundle of hope

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A package, neatly
wrapped, beneath the twinkling lights
waiting for a child.

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showtime from the apollo

Monday, December 24, 2018 by Wade Kwon

They looked back upon
the earth in awe at the small
blue marble called home.

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#sundayread for December 23, 2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Christmas book silhouette

Photo: FabCafe (CC)

Part 1: My picks for #sundayread for December 23, 2018, highlighting the year’s best reads:

All my #sundayread picks for 2018. And look for Part 2 on Dec. 30.

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sugar cookies and crocheted stockings

Sunday, December 23, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The best thing about
holiday traditions is
making up new ones.

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the heart of contempt

Saturday, December 22, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The fragile white male
ego, a foul entity
to behold, to know.

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the touch of winter

Friday, December 21, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Dark days, darker nights,
a biting cold coupled with
peaceful lifelessness.

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my bully

Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Wade Kwon

You can’t damage me.
In every aspect, I am
my own worst bully.

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